Engagement Announced

Ashley Melfi and William Drakeley

WOODBURY — William T. Drakeley, Jr., of Woodbury, is pleased to announce the engagement of Ashley Nicole Melfi to William Thomas Drakeley, III.

Ms. Melfi is the daughter of Walter James Melfi and Gloria C. Melfi, previously of Woodbury and now residing in Avon, N.C.

She is a 2009 graduate of Nonnewaug High School and a 2013 graduate, cum laude, of Hofstra University with a B.A. in journalism and English literature.

Ashley is currently an editor at ESPN.

Mr. Drakeley is the son of William T. Drakeley, Jr., of Woodbury and Christine Sabicaan Vogel of East Long Meadow, Mass.

He is a 2008 graduate of Nonnewaug High School and a 2013 graduate of Bentley University with a B.S. in finance and a master’s of finance in 2014. He earned the recognition of chartered financial analyst in 2018.

Billy is the business strategist and ownership group for Drakeley Industries and Drakeley Swimming Pool Company.

The couple plans to be married in Woodbury in June of 2020 and reside in West Hartford.

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