John Dragon, age 78. Loving companion of Mildred Vesely; beloved father of Betsy Ricci, John, Donna Ballou, Gerald and James; dear grandfather of 16; great-grandfather of 12; brother of the late Mildred Azzano and Eli Dragon. U.S. Marine Corps W.W. II Veteran. Monday, Dec. 29, 2003. Divine Liturgy Saturday, Jan. 3, St. Gregory Church (2035 Quail Ave.) at 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Spirit Cemetery. Friends may call in The McGorray Bros. Funeral Home of Lakewood, 14133 Detroit Ave., Friday 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Family suggests memorials to Hospice of Southwest, Bradenton, FL. Parastas Friday at 7:30 P.M.