Stanton M. Drazen, 82, passed away peacefully in his home on December 4, 2019. Stan was born in Binghamton, NY and attended Binghamton Central High School where he played baseball, basketball and football. He moved on to Dartmouth College, his treasured alma mater, where he continued his athletic pursuits. His proudest athletic achievement was pitching in the 1958 NCAA Tournament at Fenway Park. After college, he attended Syracuse Law School where he met his wife and lifelong partner Carole Livingston. As a young lawyer, Stan worked for the New York State Attorney General’s Office Under Governor Nelson Rockefeller. Soon after, he “hung a shingle” and ran his solo law practice for more than 40 years before retiring and moving to Palm Beach County, FL and ultimately to West Hartford, CT.
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Over the years, Stan refocused his competitive spirit on the game of golf and was a successful amateur golfer who played in tournaments across the country. He was always ready to take a press on the last hole of any match.
Stan generously volunteered his time and talents serving on the boards of the Binghamton Boys and Girls Club, the Greater Binghamton Airport and Broome Community College as well as Vestal Hills Country Club In Binghamton, NY and Delaire Country Club In Delray Beach, FL.
Stan joins his parents A. Murphy and Mildred as well as his two brothers Bruce and Louis who pre-deceased him. He is survived by his wife Carole, his son Bradford and daughter-in-law Lauren as well as his beloved grandchildren Noah, Maxwell and Liv of West Hartford, CT and sister-in-law Peggy Creese of Cambridge, MA.
The family has chosen to have a private memorial service and will sit shiva on Sunday, December 8 from 4-7pm at the home of Brad and Lauren, 1520 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Drazen Family Fund, Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford, 333 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117. The Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home, 764 Farmington Ave., New Britain, CT has charge of arrangements.