Claire's Story

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Claire V. Drake, 67, of Ticonderoga, passed away unexpectedly, on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at her residence.
Born in Ticonderoga, Feb. 23, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Leon and Ziona (Gravel) Austin.
Claire most enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and daughter, as well as spending time in the outdoors. Claire was an avid hunter with her life-mate, Douglas Porter for many years.
She was employed by the International Paper Company of Ticonderoga for over 35 years.
She was predeceased by her parents, Ziona and Leon Austin, as well as her sister, Faith Stover, and the love of her life, Douglas Porter.
Survivors include and are not limited to her daughter, Kelley A. Paige and her husband, William of Ticonderoga; as well as her two grandchildren, Anthony Barnaby and Trinity Paige, also of Ticonderoga.
Relatives and friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 23, at the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home, 11 Algonkin St., Ticonderoga.
A funeral service will follow at noon at the funeral home. The Rev. Mr. Elliott A. Shaw will officiate.
To offer online condolences, please visit www.wilcoxandreganfuneralhome.com
Published on September 21, 2017
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