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Mary "Bobbie" Frances Drew passed away on August 19, 2015. She was born on October 4th, 1918 in Tampa, Florida to the late Walter and Jessie (Cay) Crowe. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Col. Lawrence Drew, her sister, Louette Hackney and her brother, Walter Crowe, Jr.

Bobbie lived in Tampa until age 27 when she moved to Reading and married the late Col. Lawrence Drew in 1945. Bobbie fully supported her husband in all of the weddings and functions during his tenure as Reading Town Clerk (1970-1987) and as a 40 year veteran of the United States Air Force. She was very knowledgeableand inspiring in many areas, taking initiative to learn about and become proficient in a wide variety of subjects. She was a very accomplished seamstress and quilter and took pride in making quilts for her family, friends and charity. Bobbie was a member of the Nimble Thimblers Quilters Guild based in Reading. After serving over 50 years of membership, she was awarded the Longest Member Award of the Reading Women's Club. Bobbie also enjoyed shared her cooking and baking with everyone, especially over the holidays. At a young age she perfected many different pies which became a staple at family gatherings.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Barry Drew and Pamela Drew and grandchildren Jeffery Lawrence Drew and Jennifer Drew Collins.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather share and memories with the Family in the Doherty-Barile Family Funeral Home,11 Linden Street,READING on Friday September 4th from 4-7pm. A Funeral Service celebrating Bobbie's Eternal Life will be held in the funeral home on Saturday, September 5th at 10am. Parking attendants and ramped entrance are available. Interment at Forest Glen Cemetery, Reading.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Bobbie's memory to the Col. Lawrence and Mary Drew Scholarship Fund of Malden Catholic High School, 99 Crystal Street, Malden, MA 02148. (MaldenCatholic.Org/Giving)