Jean F. Drawe, 88, died March 28 at The Timothy Daniels House in Holliston after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
Jean worked at Colella’s Market in Hopkinton for many years at the deli counter. She was known as “The Cheese Lady,” because she always gave the kids a little cheese sample.
She loved all the get-togethers with her whole family, which included many summer cookouts, picnics at the State Park beaches, birthdays and anniversary parties. She spent a lot of time at the Hopkinton Senior Center and the Friday afternoon dances at the Holliston Senior Center.
Jean was the widow of the late Raymond A. Drawe, to whom she was married for 62 years before his death in 2015. Her son James Drawe passed away in 1975. In addition, she was preceded in death by her mother, Mildred (Pond) McKinstry, her father, Preston McKinstry, and her stepmother, Ruth (Davis) McKinstry. She also was preceded in death by her sister Dorothy Watkins and brothers Robert, Harold and Raymond McKinstry.
She is survived by her children, Nancy “Punky” Drawe, Thomas Drawe and longtime girlfriend Diane Facendola, and Teddy Drawe, all of Hopkinton. She also leaves her sister, Judith McKinstry of Millbury, many nieces and nephews, as well as two grandchildren.
Private funeral services will be held at the family’s convenience. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home.