Dwayne 'Dino' Drew

Jan 10, 2019

Dwayne Arthur "Dino" Drew Jr., of San Clemente, Calif., born April 19, 1967, passed away  Nov. 8, 2018. Dino was the son of Dwayne Drew Sr. of Knox, and Bernadette "Bunny" (Letourneau) Irish of Benton.

Dino was predeceased by his parents, as well as a baby sister, Pamela. Also his paternal grandparents Roger and Evelyn Drew, maternal grandparents Joseph and Margaret Letourneau, and maternal great-grandparents Joseph and Alice Saucier.

Dino is survived by his son Stephen and grandson Gabriel of California; and sister Tanya (Drew) Braley, husband Mike and their son Eric of Knox. Dino's stepfather, Herbert Irish of Fairfield, was there to help raise him, and stepbrother Robert Irish and Rachel (Irish) who lived with Herb and Bunny also were special to Dino. Aunts and uncles include Rita Doughty of Knox, Gene and Brenda Drew of Unity, Marilyn and Clarence McKenney of Knox, Dawna and Ray Routhier of Benton, Willie of Madison and David, Mark and Kathy Letourneau, and Peter Letourneau and Corinne, all of Freedom. Stepmother JoAnne Drew of Knox, and stepsiblings Tammy McCue of Knox, Lori and Gerald Davidson of Montville and Ronnie St. Laurent of Troy. He is also survived by numerous cousins.

Dino was in a long relationship with Lissa Hubble of San Clemente, Calif., she has said he was a very caring person and had a special relationship with her grandfather when they lived with him. Dino took care of her grandfather, Edward, and would decorate his house with Christmas lights, much like the Griswold home in "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation."

Dino graduated from Lawrence High School in Fairfield, class of 1986. Right out of high school, Dino entered the Marine Corps, Parris Island, S.C., serving four years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

A celebration of life and burial at Evergreen Cemetery is planned for the spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to assist in burial costs to his sister: Tanya Braley 6 Braley Lane, Knox, ME 04986.

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