J. Frank Driscoll, age 92, of Milton passed away in his home on September 16th, surrounded by his loving family. Frank is survived by his wife of 65 years, Nora E. (Lynch). Frank was the father of six loving children, Mary Ellen Gross and her husband Charles of Timnath, CO, Francis J. Driscoll and his wife Grace of Milton, Ann Marie Driscoll of S. Boston, Noreen D. Graul and her husband Thomas of E. Greenwich, RI, Paul T. Driscoll and his wife Jackie of Milton and Joan D. Canavan and her husband Brian of Milton. Brother of Daniel Driscoll of Dorchester, Mary Greene of Braintree, Margaret Holland of Hanover, Joseph Driscoll of Milton, Kathleen Hynes of Milton, Patrick Driscoll of Dorchester, Ann Moran of Milton and the late Nicholas, John, and William Driscoll. Also survived by 15 grandchildren and five great grandchildren and 45 nieces and nephews.
Born and raised in Skibbereen, Ireland, Frank enlisted in the United States Army at age 18 and served two years during WWII. After the war, Frank was honorably discharged and permanently immigrated to the Boston area. Following two years with the Boston Police Department, Frank turned his attention to mastering a trade and became a plumber. Always seeking improvement, he went on to be a builder and developer in the Greater Boston and South Shore area. A natural athlete, he was an avid handball player and a member of the Cork team of the Boston Gaelic Football Association. Frank was a longtime member of Wollaston Golf Club in Milton and Ibis Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Eventually, Frank traded his swing trainers for daily scones and coffee at the Green Hills Bakery.
Visiting hours are at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave, Milton on Sunday from 2-6 pm. Due to the current Covid 19 restrictions, only 25 guests are allowed in the funeral home at a time. Masks are required, and guests should bring their own pens to sign the register book. Funeral Mass at St. Elizabeth’s Church, Milton on Monday morning at 10:00. Burial at Milton Cemetery. Army Veteran WW II. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Parkinson’s Assn at firstname.lastname@example.org. For complete obituary and guestbook see www.alfreddthomas.com.
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