L. David Drapeau
David was born in Franklin, Jan. 4, 1939, son of the late William J. Drapeau and Marion S. (Longfellow) Drapeau. He attended schools in Franklin, later enlisting in the
US Army and serving from
1956 to 1958.
David was employed for more than 43 years with the Webster Valve Company in Franklin, retiring as a group leader in the plumbing and heating division. He went on to employment with the NH Traffic Control Company and enjoyed flagging for many area and distant construction companies. His last flagging position was full-time with R.D. Edmunds and Sons Construction Company of Franklin.
When his children were young, David enjoyed taking them fishing and camping along with other outdoor activities that children love. For more than 20 years, David set aside weekends so he and his son, Scott, could enjoy motorcross sporting events together. He enjoyed his yard work and making use of his John Deere equipment over the years, or his toys, as friends would refer to them. David had recently begun a coin collecting hobby. He spent many hours at the Elks Lodge playing cards with his buddies. For many years, he enjoyed spending time on his Harley Davidson.
His family includes his wife of 36 years, Pamela L. (Wheeler) Drapeau of Franklin; son Scott D. Drapeau of Hill; daughters Heather L. Judkins of Franklin and Erica L. Drapeau of Garner, N.C.; five grandchildren; and siblings, nieces, and nephews.
Calling hours will be Sunday, July 29, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road, Tilton. There will be an Elks service during calling hours.
A service will take place Monday, July 30, at 1 p.m. at the Memorial Home in Tilton with burial following in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hill.
For more information, go to www.smartfuneralhome.com.