Daniel “Danny” M. Drago, Sr. passed away suddenly February 26, 2021 at the age of 80. Born September 30, 1940 to the late Mariano Drago and Rosemary (nee DeVaney) Drago.
Beloved father of Daniel “Danny” Drago, Jr. (Sally). Loving grandfather of Ryan Drago (Maria), Dominic Drago (Katerina), Sofia, and Sophia. Dear brother of Tommy Drago, Mary Ellen Drago McGauley, Peggy Mazzuca, and Mike Drago.
He is preceded in death by the love of his life Julia A. (nee Bommarito) Drago and brother Jimmy Drago.
Danny proudly served our country in the United States Army. He was a lifelong resident of The Hill neighborhood and would occasionally be seen walking to Bartolino’s, DiGregorio Italian Market, Italia-America Bocce Club or other Hill businesses. Danny had a passion for dogs and enjoyed giving neighborhood dogs treats on his daily walks.
Danny was part of Local 682 and retired from the Teamsters union in 2010. Danny was a member of The Legion Hall, past member of the City Economic Board, 40/8 club, past President of the Italia-America Bocce Club, and founded the Bocce Special Olympics in Fort Leonard Wood, MO.
He had many passions but what was most important to him was the compassion for his family, friends, and Bocce.
In lieu of flowers donations appreciated to Backstoppers.
VISITATION: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 from 12-9 p.m. at Michel Funeral Home 5930 Southwest Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63139.
SERVICES: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 visitation from 11-12 p.m. at St. Ambrose Catholic Church 5130 Wilson Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 until time of mass at 12 p.m.
Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.