THE RENAISSANCE WOMAN
By Terri Anderson
Edna Drake Brehio
Great Aunt Edna
was the toughest and most loved person that I know.
She could do anything that she put her mind to –
and she did! What ever it was she could do it……Play
violin, garden, build a home, upholster, weave on a
loom, raise chinchillas, ski, ride a motorcycle, the
list goes on and on….I guess that she got that
from her father Morgan Drake.
During World War
2 she volunteered in the navy’s waves. After boot
camp she was stationed in Washington, D.C. Her job there
was very top secret; she had to prove that 5 generations
on both sides of her family were born here in the United
States. No one knows for sure what it was that she did
as she took it to her grave.
After aunt Edna
got out of the Waves she met Charles “Joe”
Brehio of Rhode Island at Eclipse glass in Thomaston,
Ct. - her place of employment and they married in 1963.
Even though they were an odd couple she loved him very
much and dedicated her life to him.
Edna and Joe had
no children of their own so when she found out that
she had both kidney and colon cancer she made sure that
all of her nieces and nephews had some thing to remember
SHE WAS A TRUE TROOPER
AND IS MISSED DEARLY!