Robert L. Drake

February 19, 1954December 30, 2012

Robert L. Drake, age 58, of Somerset, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2012 after a brief illness. He was the husband of Paula (Farrell) Drake to whom he had been married for 35 years.

Born in Taunton, the son of Louise (Jacques) Drake of Taunton and the late Robert L. Drake, he has been a resident of Somerset for 35 years. A graduate of Taunton High School, he received his associates degree from Bristol Community College in Criminal Justice and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Southeastern Massachusetts University now UMASS Dartmouth.

Mr. Drake was a United States Air Force Veteran in Vietnam where he was a Tail Gunner on B-52 Bombers and later became a United States Coast Guard Reservist for 10 years at Castle Hill, Newport, RI.

Bob retired from the Massachusetts Department of Corrections where he worked for over 30 years. Bob reached the rank of director of Security at MCI Cedar Junction. For the past three years, Robert joined his wife Paula of the Paula Drake Team at Keller Williams Realty. He was a member of the VFW Post 611 in Taunton, an avid Patriots fan. Bob enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling and watching his grandson at motocross competitions.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother is a daughter; Jennifer K. Pires and her husband Dennis of Dighton, a grandson; Joshua Pires, his father in-law; William Farrell of Wareham; four brothers and four sisters; Edward, Frank, Alfred and James Drake, Doris Arundel, Nancy Landry, Carol Frazier and Mary Carvalho and many nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 9am from the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE AT ROSE E. SULLIVAN, 866 County St., Somerset, followed by a funeral mass at 10am in St. Louis de France Church, 56 Buffington St., Swansea. Visiting hours Thursday from 4pm to 8pm. Contributions in his honor may be made to Home and Hospice Care of RI, 1085 No. Main St., Providence, RI 02902. Burial with full Military Honors will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Somerset.




  • Visitation Thursday, January 3, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 4, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Friday, January 4, 2013


  • Burial

Robert L. Drake

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Barbara Benoit

January 25, 2013

You & your family are in our thoughts & prayers. We are so very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Too young & too soon..

Jo Arruda

January 8, 2013

Paula and family I am deeply saddened to learn of Bob's passing. My heartfelt sypmathies to you and your extended family. Hospice is a blessing and I will be making a donation in his honor.

JoAnn Arruda

Gonsalves Family

January 5, 2013

We are so Sorry for your loss. We only met Bob this past year when looking to purchase a home. He was a true gentleman. May he rest in peace.

Ron Silveira

January 4, 2013

I am Sorry for your loss. i too recently lost a Family member. But if you believe as I do he is looking down at you and saying everything is fine.Sorry I missed the wake and Funeral but I'm a little under the weather !!!!!! Ron Silveira.

MaryAnn Dempsey

January 4, 2013

Paula, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one, Bob. He was a great person and will be deeply missed.May he rest in peace.
MaryAnn Dempsey

Ken & Pat Menard

January 3, 2013

Paula & Family...our deepest sympathies on the loss of your husband. May the wonderful memories you have shared together get you through the difficult days ahead.

Tom Hoye

January 3, 2013

I remeber Bob at THS. RIP

John Crowley

January 3, 2013

I remember working for Bob at MCI Norfolk in the early 90's. RIP Capt Drake.

Bobbie Files

January 3, 2013

I am so very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was a great guy with a warm smile for everyone!!! You are in my thoughts and prayers!!

January 3, 2013

Paula, Bob was a wonderful guy and it was always a pleasure to be in his company. I am very sorry.

-Lindsey Leviss