Walter A. Drapeau
LEBANON, Maine - Walter A. Drapeau, 97, of 855 Center Road, died Thursday, April 6, 2017, at his home after a short illness. Born April 20, 1919, in Rochester, N.H., he is the son of the late Joseph and Lorena (Lord) Drapeau. Walter has lived in Lebanon since 1979 after moving from Rochester. He owned and operated Tulsa Gas Station and was a truck driver for Sherwin Williams. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was awarded The Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was a member of the Teamsters Union Local #633, former member of the Elks Lodge, VFW, IOOF Lodge #18 of Rochester, N.H. He enjoyed yardwork and being in the outdoors. Members of his family include his wife of 44 years Constance (Couture) Drapeau of Lebanon, Maine, his daughter, Arlene Clark of Deltona, Fla., his stepchildren; Sandy Janowski and Larry DePalma and an adopted daughter, Janet Smith, many grandchildren and several great grandchildren, he is predeceased by his sons; Lawrence and Joseph Drapeau, and a daughter, Beverly Sisler, his brothers; Ken and John Drapeau. SERVICES: A graveside service will be held Thursday, April 20, at 10:30 a.m., in the NH Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, N.H. Arrangements are under the direction of the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., Rochester NH, 03867. To sign the online guestbook please go to www.edgerlyfh.com . In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cocheco Valley Humane Society, County Farm Road, Dover, NH, 03820.
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