Mary Drake Upham

October 02, 1933 ‒ February 23, 2018

Milford, Ohio

Mary Drake Upham, age 84, of Milford, Ohio passed away peacefully at the Hospice of Cincinnati on Friday, February 23rd, 2018.

Beloved wife of Bradley Thompson for 62 years, dear daughter of Charles Merritt Drake and Elizabeth Lloyd Drake, loving mother of sons Bradley Tupper and David Todd, Daughter-in-law Wendy, grandmother of Ellen, Madeline, Allison, Bradley, Justin and Ben. Dear sister to Anne Upton and Elizabeth Kausch.

Mary received her Bachelor of Arts in French from Denison University in 1955 in the honors society of Phi Delta Pi. She was an active member Kappa Alpha Theta, an honor and social sorority, Psi Iota Xi, a philanthropic sorority, and was involved in the Mount Vernon Garden and Mount Vernon Country Clubs. Mary was an active golf and tennis player, and gave of her time knitting over 100 baby blankets to the needy. She was a member of St. Paul’s Church (Episcopal) of Mt. Vernon.

A private gravesite service will be held at a future date to be determined.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be sent to Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, Ohio 45263

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  • Brad and Todd,
    So many memories. Your mother was always elegant and organized. We had many wonderful trips together, and I remember our mothers rolling their eyes at Chuck and Uncle Fud when they were showing off.
    Hugs and love to you.

  • I was so saddened to hear of Mary’s passing yet a lifetime of memories flooded my mind and I could only smile. She was such a sweet lady and so gracious. Thankful for our lifetime friendship. My thoughts and prayers and love are with all of you.

  • So sorry to learn of your loss. Sorry we have lost contact since your move. Wishing you peace and happiness with the boys and their families. Bruzz Freshour

  • Mr. Upham,

    So sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. She was of true elegance and class. Mary always had a smile on her face and always had something wonderful to say. I enjoyed listening to her talk about her family and how proud she was of her sons. It was an honor to care for her!

    Lots of thoughts and prayers for you and your family!

  • Mr. Upham, Brad, and Todd,

    I was so sorry to hear of Mrs. Upham’s passing. She was such a lovely lady and good friend to my mother. I have lots of fun memories of our family adventures together. I wish you all peace and comfort in this difficult time.

  • Dear Brad,

    Our sincere condolences on behalf of the McDougall family. My parents had such great memories of your trips together and time spent in Mt. Vernon. Mary and you were dear and generous friends.

    We wish you and your family all the best during this difficult time.

  • Mr. Upham and family, you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Im so sorry for your loss. Mary was a sweet lady! I always enjoyed seeing you and Mary sitting in your condo sunroom while I was visiting my grandparents, Dave and Nancy, next door.

  • Tremendous loss of a wonderful lady … Nancy and my condolences to entire Upham family from Siesta Key

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