Shirley Constance Driscoll
April 21, 1929 – September 29, 2019
Shirley Constance Driscoll, 90, of Universal City, Texas passed away peacefully on Sunday September 29, 2019. Shirley was born April 21, 1929 in Melrose, Massachusetts to Frank C. Duncan and Nellie M. Duncan. Shirley is Preceded in death by her parents Nelle M. Duncan-Kelliher and Frank C. Duncan and Stepfather Fred Kelliher. Husband Paul L. Driscoll. Sons Allan W. Driscoll and Mark L. Driscoll. Sisters M. Jeanette Weber (Late-Allan), Billie J. Morris (Late-Bob) and N. Roberta Connolly (John). Shirley is Survived by her sisters Francis J. O’Brien (Stephen), Katherine E. Mulligan (Late-Austin), Margaret E. Shea (Daniel). Her Children Karen M. de la Mar, Laurie E. McGee (Late- Bobby), and David S. Driscoll. Granddaughter Paige Debner (Chris) and Greatgrandchildren Coy O. Debner and Rowyn L. Debner and countless nieces, nephews and cousins. Shirley Graduated from Melrose High School in Massachusetts. She then studied nursing at Massachusetts General Hospital and received her diploma in nursing. Following, she obtained employment and worked as a staff nurse there until she joined the Airforce Reserves in May of 1952 as a Second Lt, Nurse- general duty. She was then commissioned active duty in the Airforce Nurse Corps. Her first duty station was June 25, 1952 at Chanute Air Force Base, Rantoul, IL. She served our country for 21 months and married Paul L. Driscoll in July of 1953. She was then discharged from the Air Force and became a full-time military wife, mother and nurse. She volunteered for The American Red Cross while overseas and then taught home nursing and nurses aids in hospitals, and was a volunteer nurse at various hospitals when they returned home. In 1960 -1964, Shirley was chief of nurses’ aides for Keesler Hospital at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Shirley served civil service for 29 years at Randolph Airforce Base and retired April 30, 1995. Shirley always took pride in her nursing career and was constantly engaging in continuing education, seminars and symposiums. She was so very proud when her granddaughter Paige, became a nurse and was able to be the one to “pin” her after her nursing graduation. She was an avid bowler, card player and reader of books. She enjoyed traveling and had a great adoration for aviation and airplanes. Shirley visited Japan, China, Russia and had countless “mystery tours” locally. She also relished visiting her family in Massachusetts and Canada. Shirley had a great love for music, she shared this with her children and then her grandchild. She loved classical music and jazz and would sit and listen to music for hours. Shirley touched the lives of many and left a lasting legacy. She valued service, family and education above all. She will forever be remembered for her kindness and compassion for others. Memorial services for Shirley will be held on Monday October 7, 2019, 11:00 am at Colonial Funeral Home, Universal City, Texas. Private Interment will follow on a later date at Fort Sam Huston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas where she and her son Mark L. Driscoll will both finally be laid to rest.
- Memorial Service Monday, October 7, 2019
- Private Graveside Service with Military Honors at a later date
Shirley Constance Driscoll
October 9, 2019
I’m sorry for your loss!
And I know she’s up there with Roberta Connolly! 🙏 showing some love from a few generations back a few states away from you guys
October 4, 2019
David, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your home was filled with books and music, as was mine. Those are wonderful gifts from good women.
May the Lord's grace and peace keep you as you go through this time of transition.