John R. (Jack) Driscoll

Born: Fri., May 9, 1924
Died: Wed., Jul. 9, 2014

Funeral Mass

1:00 PM Sat., Jul. 12, 2014
Location: St. Patricks C hurch

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Whitinsville/Newton- John Riley “Jack” Driscoll, 90, passed away on Wed. July 9 at Belmont Manor Nursing and Rehab. Ctr. in Belmont after a period of declining health. His beloved wife of over 50 years Constance A. (Bentley) Driscoll predeceased him on March 17, 2013.
     Jack is survived by a daughter; Monica Stuart and her husband Douglas of Belmont; a son Sean Riley Driscoll and his partner Greg Fredo of Belmont; 5 grandchildren, Caitlin Driscoll Beatty and her husband Sameer Shah of Pawtucket, Meaghan Maura Beatty of Brighton, Shannon Grace Beatty of Providence, Bride Anne Stanley and John Alden Stanley, both of Whitinsville, and Skyler Stuart of San Diego, 3 great grandchildren; Taria Bronte Shah, and Alila Mercy Shahboth of Pawtucket, and Jaxon Alden Stanley of Whitinsville, a brother; Edward M. Driscoll of Gastonia, NC; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 2 daughters; Maura Holway and Kerin Stanley, and a sister; Elizabeth D. “Bette” McMahon. Born in Whitinsville on May 9, 1924 Jack was the son of Thomas H. and Margaret (Riley) Driscoll and lived in Uxbridge several years before moving to Whitinsville where he lived for many years. A U.S. Army Air Corps WWII Veteran, he served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater.
      Jack enjoyed a successful, twenty-five year career as an agent for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.  He was an Assessor for the Town of Northbridge for many years, and an enormously popular State Representative for twenty years.  Jack was well-known for responding personally to the needs of constituents and representing his district with dedication.  After retiring from the State House, he worked for several years at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Northbridge as a good will ambassador. He also enjoyed many beautiful trips within the United States, the British Isles, Europe, the Caribbean, and China.  Jack spent most summer vacations in Harwichport on Cape Cod.  He was an active and valued member of Saint Patrick’s Parish in Whitinsville.
      A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Patrick’s Church, 1 Cross Street, Whitinsville, on Sat. July 12 at 1 p.m. Internment at Saint Mary’s Cemetery in Uxbridge will follow. No calling hours are scheduled.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jack’s honor may be made to the following organizations: Saint Patrick’s Parish, PO Box 60 Whitinsville, MA, 01588; Northbridge Senior Center, 20 Highland Avenue, Whitinsville, MA, 01588, or to Veterans Inc. 69 Grove St. Worcester, MA 01605 To leave a condolence message for the family please visit:

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Capt. Rick Allain (Grafton Fire Dept.)
   Posted Wed July 09, 2014
Such sad news Jack was a personal friend to all of us at Grafton Fire. Never have I met such a caring and dedicated man. I will never forget you Jack until we meet again May you rest in peace.

Catherine McMahon
   Posted Wed July 09, 2014

HOPE AND HONOR CROSS STANDING EASEL was sent by Catherine McMahon.

We are with you in spirit. Catherine, Mark & Esther, Matt & BethAnn and Erin McMahon And Liz, Kerry & Ilya & Mike McGrath

Stephanie Major
   Posted Wed July 09, 2014
Dear Sean: I'm so very sorry about your dad. Remember the good times you had with him.

Gary Beauchamp
   Posted Thu July 10, 2014
There Are Not Enough Platitudes To Describe Jack Driscoll. Honest...Loyal...Steadfast. A Public Servant Who Knew How To Provide and Who Knew When To Leave. A Leader Of People, Who Didn't Need Endless 'press releases', Tellin' Us...How Great His Deeds Were. Jack Enjoyed The Phrase...."you are a great American". Jack, You Took Care Of Your Mom & 'Bette', Till The End. You Were Always So Proud Of Your Girls & Sean. You Treated Connie Like A Queen. The War Is Over Jack...and YOU Won.....! You Are The Truest.......Great AMERICAN....Eternal Peace Be Yours.

Susan Strom
   Posted Thu July 10, 2014
To the family of Jack Driscoll
Thinking of everyone at this time, and remembering all the pleasant conversations over many years. May he rest in peace.
Susan and Frank Strom

Barbara Lee
   Posted Thu July 10, 2014
Hello Sean,
I am so sorry to hear about your father. He sounds like a very strong and well loved man. Please know that I am thinking of you and your family at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love, Barbara

Ann Beaudoin and Family
   Posted Thu July 10, 2014
To all the Driscoll family, Our sinserest sympathy at the loss of your Dad . He was such a force in town and help so many people. He will be missed..

Patricia (Roy) Berard
   Posted Thu July 10, 2014
Jack was my insurance man for many years and my folks as well. So sorry for your loss.

Danielle Beauregard Dayutis
   Posted Thu July 10, 2014
Dear Sean,
So sorry to hear of your loss, I remember him when I came out to your home in Whitinsville so long ago, I know we have not stayed in contact but I will be thinking of you and praying for you and for family in this time of need. I pray that you will find comfort in the God who loves you…. Every day God thinks of you PS 68:18, Every hour God looks after you 2Thess 3;3, Every minute God cares for you 1Peter5:7 because every second HE LOVES YOU Jer 31:3


Nancy McIsaac
   Posted Fri July 11, 2014
Remembering all the fun times we shared as children and as adults enjoying the holidays and playing Michigan poker. We laughed a lot and created loving memories that last a lifetime. May you and Connie rest in peace.

Your cousin Nancy

Jeanne Turner
   Posted Fri July 11, 2014
To the Driscoll Family,
Jack was a fine man and a true gentleman.He was always there to lend a helping hand.He will be missed.
With caring thoughts and deepest sympathy.
Jeanne Turner

Carol Roche Virostek
   Posted Fri July 11, 2014
To Monica, Sean, and all your family,

No one could have been better neighbors and friends to Joe and Annie than were your mom and dad. Indeed, in many ways, you all felt like family. Please know that while my heart goes out to you on the passing of your dad - a legend in his own time - I also pray you find comfort knowing that he is at peace and in a better place. Paul and I extend our deepest sympathy.

Frank Woodward
   Posted Fri July 11, 2014
Served with Jack in the Legislature. A true gentleman, always available to listen to others point of view and share his own. May he rest in the peace and love of God.

Senator Louis Bertonazzi
   Posted Fri July 11, 2014
Jack displayed the very best characteristics that most legislators strive to attain. He always acted in the best interests of his constituents with his votes and always responded to their needs with his actions, He never failed to respond when people had need of his assistance.
He was a wonderful husband to his wife and father to his family. To me personally, he was also a very dear friend.
He will be missed.
Louis Bertonazzi

Jack and Linda Davis
   Posted Fri July 11, 2014
Rest in peace, Jack. A true friend to all.

Jack and Linda

Susan Vanden Akker-Tilzey
   Posted Sat July 12, 2014
Monica, so sorry to hear of your dad. Be comforted in your memories and the wonderful man he was. Susan Vanden Akker-Tilzey

Jeanne Piper
   Posted Sat July 12, 2014
Monica and Sean,

Dave and I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. He was such a wonderful person, living a purposeful life of service to others. We have such great memories of him and your whole family as friends and neighbors.

Please accept our heartfelt sympathy and prayers. Fondly, Jeanne & Dave Piper

Dexter and Jody Briggs
   Posted Sat July 12, 2014
My dad was sadden by the news of your fathers passing. We were both recalling how my father and your parents would sit on the veranda each day after lunch and talk. Your parents were instrumental in my fathers adjustment to senior living. In them he found two new friends. Our thoughts are with you and we are remembering the wonderful people your parents were.

   Posted Sat July 12, 2014



Steven James, House Clerk
   Posted Mon July 14, 2014
I will always remember his smile and his kind demeanor. Jack was a friend of the House Clerk’s Office staff for all of the years that he served in the Legislature; and, I might add, that he served with distinction. He was a true gentleman

Walter Warchol
   Posted Mon July 14, 2014
To The Driscoll Family

My sincerest sympathy, Jack was a great person and proud resident of Northbridge. Jack served the residents of Northbridge extremely well during his time in the MA legislature. He was never to busy to return a phone call or take time out from his busy schedule to speak to you. He will certainly be missed.

Walter Warchol

State Representative Jim Miceli
   Posted Wed July 16, 2014
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to you and your family with the loss of Jack. He was a great guy and a real gentleman. I truly enjoyed working with him in the House of Representatives.

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