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Harriet K. Draper, of Medina, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2023 at the age of 87.
Born on May 11, 1936 in Medina, Harriet was the daughter of the late Ernest and Sophie (Domoj) Bracey. She was a graduate of Medina High School, Class of 1953. She married the late Robert L. Draper on November 27, 1954. Harriet worked several jobs in her earlier years, and lastly for Fisher-Price Toys, where she eventually retired. She was a parishioner of Holy Trinity Parish, St. Mary’s Church and, alongside her husband, was an original and active member of the Junior Wilson Sportsman’s Club, which she regularly visited on Saturdays, along with the Vets Club. She was also a long term member of T.O.P.S. In 1975, Harriet enjoyed bowling on the N.Y.S.W.B.A league in Niagara Falls. In her later years She enjoyed knitting, sharing her talent with family and friends. She often donated scarves and wraps to the senior centers. If you knew her well, you know Christmas was a favorite time for her’s and she worked tirelessly on her snack mixes she gave to all. If there was a good reality TV show airing, Harriet knew about it. As the years past, she enjoyed ending her night with a vodka and tonic. Hummingbirds were a favorite thing to look forward to each spring. Harriet always looked forward to spending the cold winter days in Florida staying with family for extended periods. Family was most important to Harriet.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Draper was predeceased by her beloved husband, Robert (2010); and her brother, Charles (2002) & wife Carol Bracey (2018).
Left to cherish her memory are her loving children, Susan Draper, Deborah Nichols (fiancé Joseph), Robert (Vanessa) Draper, Jr., Timothy Draper and Thomas (Annie) Draper; grandchildren, Patrick Kempton, Jeffrey (Jessica) Nichols, Julianne (Steve) Schumacher, Trisha Draper, Renee Draper, Casey Button, Christopher Draper, Spencer (Maddi) Draper and Christian Draper; great-grandchildren, Allie, Taylor, Quinn, Cole, Evan, Aidan, Hayden, Julia, Maddison and Audry; brother, Robert (Joanne) Bracey; sister, Mary Jane Frederick; former son-in-law, Gregory Nichols; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, September 24 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, NY 14103. Immediately following the Calling, the family invites all to join them at Junior Wilson’s Sportsman’s Club for a Celebration of Life with hors d’oeuvres and a toast to Harriet. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 25 at 10:00 AM at Holy Trinity Parish, St. Mary’s Church, 211 Eagle St., Medina. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Parish (address above), Senior Citizens of Western Orleans, 615 West Ave, Medina or to Connect Life at www.connectlife.org.