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“My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I never worked with Mr. Drago, but I have great stories about him. He will always be a member of the...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Roderick Ruffin - Hammond, LA

“Prayers and a heart felt hug for you and your family during difficult times. May you grandfather rest un peace. ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Tilsa Rodriguez - New Orleans, LA

“Our thoughts & prayers are with your family during this difficult time.Stormy & Denise Lee ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Denise Lee - Hammond, LA

“Oh, our family has such wonderful memories of Joe! He worked with my father, Leonce Albin, when he was chief so many years ago. Joe was always kind...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Cheryl Albin Berry - Daphne, AL

“So glad to have talked to you at the fire Dept party in December. You looked so good and I'm am in shocked to here your gone. Going to miss you chief. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Rocky Murphy - Jefferson, LA

“My prayers to you. I remember the Drago famly so well. Not only because he was JoAnn's dad, but because our parents (mine was Sandy and Tony...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Brenda Arnold - PEARL RIVER, LA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Clarice Gallegos - Henderson, LA

“Joe was my first Captain that I was honored to serve under when I was first employed at the Hammond Fire Department and he taught me so much, he was...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Pat King - Hammond, LA - Friend

“We all from S. C. U is praying for you all in this time of sorrow. ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Natisha Gibson - Ponchatoula, LA

“Our deepest sympathy for your loss. We are sending you our love at this difficult time. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Marianne and Dean Wolfe - Reserve, LA

“I am sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace after serving others so faithfully as a firefighter in our community. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Joseph Costa, IV - Norfolk, VA

“Thank you for all of your years of faithful service to your faith, your family and your community. You will be missed. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Barbara Cole - Dallas, TX

“On behalf of myself and the Hammond Fire Department, we sincerely offer our condolences to the family. District Chief Joe Drago will forever be...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: John Thomas - Hammond

“So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Gordon Anderson - Hammond

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Joseph "Joe" Drago Sr. passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017, at the age of 93. He was born on Tuesday, August 14, 1923 in Simmesport, Louisiana to the late Jenny Zeno Drago and the late Louis Drago. He served as a Fireman, Captain, and then as a District Chief for Hammond Fire Department for over 30 years.

Joseph is survived by his loving wife for 68 years, Josephine Noto Drago; daughters, JoAnn Drago Kostik and her husband Norman, Diana Drago Harrold, and Vicki Drago Hebert and her husband Steve; brothers, Peter Drago, Sam Drago, and Anthony Drago, grandchildren, Becky Kostik Livaudais and her husband Steven, Catherine Harrold Parfait and her husband Nick, and Jennifer Harrold; and great-grandchildren, Nathan Livaudais, Savannah Parfait, Isabella Parfait, Baylee Hallal, and Brighton Parfait.

He was preceded in death by his father, Louis Drago; mother, Jenny Zeno Drago; son, Joseph (Joey) Drago, Jr.; and son-in-law, William K. Harrold.

Hammond Fire Department, Knights of Columbus, relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, on Monday, July 3, 2017 from 10:00 am until the Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 pm.

Interment will follow in Rose Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations for mass or donations to the Professional Firefighters Association of Louisiana, 82641 One Calais Dr., 2nd Floor, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809.

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