OBITUARY

Thomas J Driscoll

February 23, 1955May 4, 2019
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Thomas J. Driscoll, 64 South Toms River, NJ - native Staten Islander

Tom passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Richmond University Medical Center surrounded by his wife and loving family.

Tom was a Machine Clerk for the U. S. Postal Service in Lakewood, NJ.for over 20 years. Loving husband of Elaine Driscoll (nee Holland) and beloved father to Jillian Thumm and “father” in law to Patrick Thumm. Much loved Poppy to Mason Driscoll Thumm who made him light up with joy. Born on Staten Island, Tom lived in Port Richmond, attended St. Peters Boys High School, and earned his degree in Accounting and Economics at The College of Staten Island. Tom and Elaine moved to South Toms River, NJ in 1986 and enjoyed a wonderful life there where they made many more great friends.

Tom was a wonderful father and husband. An avid sports fan, Tom loved to watch basketball and was a number one Yankee fan. He cherished his time with his grandson, family and his friends and was looking forward to meeting his next grandchild, expected in July. Tom was very quick witted and his sense of humor always made everyone smile. He loved to help his wife when they had company and was known for helping the “host” of any party he went to. He especially loved to relax at his vacation home in Surfside Beach, South Carolina, where he had hoped to move permanently in the future. He loved visiting his daughter, son-in-law and grandson in Hawaii and was looking forward to going again. Being able to FaceTime with his daughter and her family was a godsend to him, and seeing his grandson gave Tom strength in his struggles.

Tom is survived by his wife of 37 years, Elaine (nee Holland), and his daughter, Jillian (Driscoll) Thumm and son in law, Patrick Thumm and grandson, Mason Driscoll Thumm. He was predeceased by his parents, Timothy and Marion Driscoll.

He is also survived by his siblings, Timothy Driscoll (Mickie) and Peggy Driscoll. He was loved by his many nieces and nephews, Alexa, Andrew, Matthew, Kayla, Ryan and Melissa, aunts, uncles and cousins as well as his sister in law, Joan Ciccone (Domenick), Scott Holland (Lisa) and George Holland, who all considered Tom their big brother. Services are being handled by Harmon Funeral Home, 571 Forest Ave. Visitation is on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service is on Wednesday, May 8 at the Blessed Sacrament RC Church 30 Manor Road Staten Island, NY at 11:00 a.m. Donations may be made to the Polycystic Kidney Foundation.Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation 8330 Ward Parkway, Suite 510 Kansas City, MO 64114 (800) PKD-CURE www.pkdcure.org

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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Amanda Miller (Volk)

May 6, 2019

He was like a father to my sisters and I. We grew up down the street and I have nothing but great memories of him. Such a great loving man who would do anything for anyone. Still can't believe he's no longer with us. I'm going to miss him so much 💔

George Holland

May 6, 2019

Tommy was like a big brother to me; always there for advice and a good laugh. I ‘m going to miss him a lot . My heart goes out to my sister Elaine , my niece Jillian and my grand nephew Mason. I love you all.