Barbara Drake, 76, of the Landing section of Roxbury Township passed away on Sunday January 3, 2021 at Forest Manor Care Center in Blairstown. Born on August 7, 1944 in Passaic, NJ to the late Charles and Constance (Caltabelotta) Abbate, Barbara resided in Bloomfield prior to moving to Landing twelve years ago. She was a proud member of Roxbury High School Class of 1962. Barbara was a Representative for the Democratic National Convention in Washington, DC. She was active with the Lake Hopatcong Historical Society and a passionate supporter of animal rights. Survivors include her sister Francene Stetz and her husband Steve and niece Kimberly Stetz. Arrangements are private and entrusted to Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home, Landing, NJ. For memorial donations, please consider The Valerie Fund at www.thevaleriefund.org.