CHAPMAN – Sandra Drake, 64, passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 9, 2012, at her residence. She was born Aug. 31, 1947, in Portland, the daughter of Eugene Arthur and Ruth (Harrington) Bellanceau.
Sandra enjoyed doing for others and would often take people to their appointments and help them with groceries. She loved to do crafts with her husband, Gary, as well as sew, paint and cook for everybody.
She is survived by her husband, Gary Drake of Chapman; a son, Mark A. Rediker and his wife, Marilynn, of Levant; a daughter, Kimberley S. Geffre and her husband, Mark, of North Dakota; six grandchildren, Allen, Andrew, Alex and Racheal Rediker, Jamie and Garrette Geffre; two stepchildren, Danielle Kazoroski and her husband, Dave, and David Embleton and his wife, Tara; as well as five stepgrandchildren, Phoebe, Joey and Tori Kazoroski, Lauryn and Alyson Embleton. She also leaves behind 10 brothers and sisters, Clyde Hennessey, Gene, Mike, Wanita, Jimmy, Robert, Clifford, Doreen, Tammy and Timmy Bellanceau; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Francis; and a sister, Bernice.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church St., Presque Isle, with Jeremiah Donovan officiating. Friends may call noon until the time of service at the funeral home. After the service a reception will be held at Presque Isle Elks Lodge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catholic Charities Food Bank. Arrangements in care of Duncan-Graves Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at