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March 20, 2021

Veteran

Dennis A. Draffone

Dennis A. Draffone, of Weymouth, died March 20, 2021.

Dennis proudly served in the US Army Special Forces (Green Berets) in Vietnam and was both a Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient. He went on to serve the Plymouth community as a police officer for 15 years and was instrumental in the initiation of the K9 unit in his department. Dennis was a gun safety enthusiast and worked as a firearms instructor for Brinks and was a member of the Holbrook Gun Club, Weymouth Sportsman Club and National Rifle Association. He was also a certified hypnotist and past business owner of a video store. Dennis loved to share stories of his trips to Thailand and love of elephants. He was always up for a good debate or coffee with the boys on Tuesdays. He will be remembered for his endearing nature and magnetic personality. To know him was to love him and he leaves a vast circle of loved ones who will remember him fondly

Beloved husband of Corinne (Kanash) Draffone of Weymouth. Devoted father of Darren Draffone of Plymouth, Kym Belt and her husband Bob of GA, Meghan Nelson and her husband Jim of PA, Liam Draffone of Plymouth, Molly Draffone of Plymouth, Dina Chella-McCullagh and her husband Mark of Whitman, Dana Chella of FL and Darcy Chella of Brockton. Loving brother of Carol Lomax of PA and Dorothy Currier of CO. Cherished grandfather of 5 grandchildren. Dear friend of George DiLiddo, John Forio and Dr. Alexi Shivelkin. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a brief visitation on Monday at 10 AM in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home SOUTH WEYMOUTH at 809 Main Street (Rte 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital).

A funeral service will follow in the funeral home at 10:30 AM and will be available by livestream on the funeral home website. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dennis may be made to South Shore Veteran Assistance Program, PO Box 564, Whitman, MA 02382.

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