John H. Draper, III, 80, of Canton, passed away suddenly August 10.
Born in Norwood, he was a lifelong resident of Canton. He graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover and Trinity College in Harford, CT. John went on to serve in the United States Navy and graduated from Naval Submarine School in Groton, CT. He was the president of Draper Brothers Company in Canton for many years before retiring.
John was also a longtime member of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee at the Bank of Canton, a member and past president of the Board of Trustees of Norwood Hospital, and a member and past director of AIM (Associated Industries of Massachusetts). In his free time, John enjoyed spending time with his family, kayaking, hiking and spending time in Florida.
Beloved husband of Pauline K. (Knowles). Father of James A. Draper and his wife, Susan, of Duxbury, John H. Draper, IV, and his partner, Bonnie Ferro, of Burlington, VT, and Cynthia K. Hatfield and her husband, John, of East Bridgewater. Grandfather of Jacqueline, Samantha, and Cameron Draper and Jack, Mary, Thomas, Lydia, Peter, and Andrew Hatfield. Brother of Jane Weadock of OR, Benjamin Draper of PA, Ellen Carey of FL, and Paul Draper of ME.
Funeral service and burial private. Donations may be made in his memory to the Canton Historical Society, 1400 Washington St., Canton, MA 02021. Arrangements by the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home, 455 Washington Street. For guestbook, see dockrayandthomasfuneralhome.com.