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Elisa Michele Draper

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Elisa Michele Draper passed away on Nov. 20, 2010. Elisa was a cherished daughter and sister, devoted and loving wife and mother, and beloved teacher and colleague. She was born March 3, 1965 to Michael G. Ricca (deceased) and Jean Rini (formerly LaRue), of Ruston. She is survived by her husband Robert S. Draper, her children Michael W. and William X Draper; her mother, Jean Rini; her sisters Elizabeth Huete and Nancy Meyerowitz; and her brothers Victor, Anthony and Zachary Rini and Michael Ricca.  

Elisa obtained her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkley, in Art History, and a Master of Science in Elementary Education at Manhattanville College.  She taught the fourth and fifth grades for many years, most recently at Quaker Ridge School in Scarsdale, and previously at Resurrection Grammar School. Elisa dedicated her love, creativity and wisdom to all who knew and loved her. 

The family will receive friends at the Graham Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. today. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Church of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Draper Family College Fund, C/O Martin Barry, 24 Willets Road, Harrison, NY 10528.

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