Obituaries 01-19-2022

Lucille Drago

Founding Member of the Boston Socialites Red Hatters

Lucille A. (Langone) Drago of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 17 at 75 years of age after a courageous three-year battle with pulmonary fibrosis. 

The loving daughter of the late Gerald and Rockina (Nuttoli) Langone, she was the devoted wife of the late John C. Drago, beloved mother of Jeffrey R. Drago of Winthrop, treasured Godmother of Nicole Langone, cherished cousin of Roberta Casaletto, Lisa Langone and Lucille Reed and is also survived by many loving cousins and friends as well as her two special canines, Doc and Romeo. 

Lucille worked for over 30 years with American International Group, Inc. (AIG) as an Executive Secretary. She was a billing clerk for Drago and Toscano, LLP for the last 11 years. Lucille was also a licensed real estate agent in the Boston area. She was a founding member of the Boston Socialites Red Hatters. Lucille was a member of East Boston Piers PAC and East Boston Sons of Italy. 

Family and friends will honor Lucille’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston, on Sunday, January 23 from 2 to 6 p.m. and again on Monday morning at 8:30 before leaving in procession to the Sacred Heart Parish, East Boston, for a Funeral Mass celebrating Lucille’s life at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Lucille being laid to rest with her beloved husband, John, at Saint Mary’s Cemetery, North Street, Salem. May they rest in peace.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Lucille’s name to Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Avenue, Salem, MA 01970 or to To leave an online condolence, please visit

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