Patricia Draghi


Patricia (Pat) Draghi, a longtime resident of Livermore, died June 30. She was 89.

Draghi was born in Placerville on July 10,1927 to Carl and Margaret Lewis. At a young age she relocated to the Livermore Valley. At the age of 14, she began her working career as a nanny, and eventually started work at the Cresta Blanca wineries, bottling sparkling wine and as a chemist’s assistant. In 1948 she met her husband while working at the winery and soon after started her family.

In 1953 she began her career at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and retired after 35-plus years of service with the Department of Energy.

After retiring, she enjoyed a quiet life at her home in Livermore. She enjoyed reading, cooking, crocheting and especially gardening. Always preferring to stay busy, she also took on part-time jobs locally well in to her 70s.

Draghi is survived by daughters Debbe Hewes of San Andreas and Marcia (James) Kennedy of Angels Camp; grandson David Draghi of San Francisco; granddaughter Daviene Draghi of San Andreas and brother Ray Lewis of Livermore.

A gathering of family and friends was recently held at Callaghan’s Mortuary in Livermore. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the charity of your choice.