OBITUARY

Gerald "Gerry" M. Driscoll

December 9, 1923April 5, 2011

Gerald M. Driscoll, son of the late Atty. Frank G and Anne (Ryan) Driscoll died April 5, 2011 at his residence. He was born in Chicago, IL on December 9, 1923. After a short residence there, he lived in Atlanta, GA before moving to Elizabeth, NJ, where he graduated from the Pingry School, the oldest Country Day School in America. His college years at Amherst College were interrupted by World War II. He saw service in the Navy in the Pacific Theater, participating in the liberation of the Philippines and the Battle of Okinawa. After the war, he graduated from Amherst and earned a Master’s Degree from Teacher’s College, Columbia University.

His professional career spanned 37 years teaching in the public schools of Somerset and Barrington, RI. He was a communicant of St. Thomas More Church where he was a former member of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Samaritans. He was a member of the National Education Association.

He enjoyed traveling and exercising, but his passion was working in the garden.

He was married to the former Patricia Henry for 56 years, prior to her death in 2009. He is survived by son David and his wife Lisa of Somerset; daughters Patricia Pomerleau and her husband Michael of Seekonk; Ellen Connor and her husband Frederick of Montpelier, VT; son William and his partner Reginald Avant of Atlanta, GA and six grandchildren; Patrick and Meaghan Driscoll, Mark and Kevin Pomerleau, Thomas and Julie Connor, one niece Judith Margarita. He was brother of the late Dr. Anne Selverstone.

The family extends heartfelt thanks to the staff at Clifton Assisted Living for their outstanding care.

His Funeral will be held Friday, April 8, 2011 at 10:30AM from the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE at ROSE E. SULLIVAN 866 County Street followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:30AM in St. Thomas More Church, 386 Luther Ave. Somerset. Visiting hours Thursday from 4:00-7:30PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 02445-7226. Burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Somerset.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Mass Friday, April 8, 2011
  • Visiting Hours Thursday, April 7, 2011

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Burial
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Fred Hutchinson

April 19, 2011

Mr. Driscoll was a great teacher; I admired him. He was one of the people who honed my writing skills and enabled me to be a creative writer. We all will miss him. Sincere sympathy from SHS CLASS OF 1965.

Guy Borges

April 14, 2011

Please accept the condolences of myself and my family on the passing of Mr. Driscoll. I regret that I did not learn of his death in time to express my respects in person.

April 9, 2011

Dear Dave and family
We were saddened to hear of your dad's passing.
Thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing that friends share your loss
In Sympathy and Friendship
Jackie and Lenny Hull

April 8, 2011

Dave and Lisa,
We were saddened to hear of the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this difficult time.
Victor and Kate Augusto

Gerard Kates

April 7, 2011

Dave,

I am sorry to hear about your father's passing. All the best to you and your family at this difficult time.

Jean Robertson

April 7, 2011

Dear Patty,

I am so glad that I had the opportunity to see and talk to your Dad last May. He was so much fun and enjoyed being in the thick of the Regis clan. I know that this must be a difficult time and that you will miss him dearly. My thoughts are with you and with all of your family.

Robert Sharkey Mathieu

April 7, 2011

Dave / Lisa and Family
Our deepest sympathy for your lost.
May he rest in peace and God Bless.
Sharkey and Karen

Kathy (Kozak) Langone

April 6, 2011

Dave,
I am so sorry to hear about your Dad.The last time I saw him was with your Mom at Country Gardens a few years ago. He was so attentive to her and it was very sweet to see them together.I understand now, how sad it is to lose a parent and my thoughts will be with you, Lisa, and the rest of your family.

April 6, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Kevin & Kathy Garganta

April 6, 2011

David, Lisa, and the Entire Driscoll Family,

We are saddened to hear of your loss and we are thinking of you all at this difficult time. May he rest in peace.