THE RENAISSANCE WOMAN
By Terri Anderson

Edna Drake Brehio 1921-1994

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 her by.

SHE WAS A TRUE TROOPER AND IS MISSED DEARLY!

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