5/15/2020 – Sandra J. Drake, LaFargeville

Mrs. Sandra J. Drake, 76, of LaFargeville, passed away May 13th, at her home. She had been in ill health.

There will be a graveside committal service Wednesday, May 20th, at 11am, at Grove Cemetery in LaFargeville, with Reverend Mark Pierce officiating. Public is invited, social distancing is required. There will be no calling hours per her request. Arrangements are with the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.

Sandra was born June 19th, 1943, in Moriah Center, N.Y., the daughter of Alexander and Martha Phinney Laslow. She graduated from Moriah schools.

On November 24th, 1962, she married Raymond F. Drake at the Moriah Methodist Church. Ray died February 15th, 2018 in Myrtle Beach. Ray worked for the N.Y.S. Department of Labor as a mine and safety inspector, he was 76.

She worked on Fort Drum in the Director of Logistics office. She was a Budget Clerk assisting with the R.O.T.C. program.

Sandra was a past member of the Eastern Star and enjoyed cooking, gardening, and especially spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving is one daughter, Jennifer (Eric) Parenti of New Hampshire; three sons, Raymond (Patricia) of LaFargeville and Florida, Randy (Wendy) of South Carolina, and Timothy (Lori) of Alexandria Bay; seven grandchildren; six great grandchild; a sister Rose DeLuca of Schenectady; a sister-in-law, MaryAnn Laslow, widow of Lloyd of Ticonderoga; nieces and nephews.

Donations can be made in her name to the LaFargeville American Legion Klock-Smith Post 1788, or Grove Cemetery in LaFargeville.


  1. susan brown Posted

    I am sorry for your loss . I hope everyone is doing fine.

  2. Becky Cutting Posted

    My deepest condolences to the family. I remember Sandy and her family from the Moriah Center days.

  3. Nancy Kampnich Tavares, FL Posted

    My condolences to the family. Sandy and I worked together at Fort Drum for several years.
    I am glad I was able to converse with her a couple weeks ago. We planned a get-together this summer in Watertown. Unbelievable. Her children and grand-children were her life. My prayers are with you all.

  4. Janice Liberty Herrick Posted

    So very sorry to learn of your sorrow. I have known Sandy since we were teenagers. She is such a lovely person. My sincere condolences to the entire family. I will miss you Sandy but you and Ray watch over your family.

  5. LESLIE ALTON Posted

    Ray and family – I’m so sorry to read this. Your Mom was so kind and funny. Enjoyed working with her. Thinking of you and sending prayers.

  6. Jim and Virginia Myers Posted

    Randy, Wendy and family:
    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Our deepest sympathy.

    Prayers and hugs, sincerely,
    Jim and Virginia

  7. Margaret Hedden Posted

    May 19, 2020
    Ray and family,
    I worked with Sandy at Fort Drum and we had many laughs and lunches together. You and your father took a TV antenna off my roof in Evans Mills. I am sure she will be missed by all. I know she loved her family very deeply.

    God Bless you all and stay Safe!

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