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DRISCOLL, Reverend Richard Of Topsfield, age 91, died Sunday, April 24th, 2016 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Bedford. Born in Melrose, he was the son of the late Walter L. Sr. & Anne J. (Shepherd) Driscoll. He was raised & educated in Medford & was a graduate of St. Joseph Grammar School, Boston College High School & Medford High School. He entered the United States Army in 1943, served in the South Pacific during World War II & completed his duty in 1946. Father Driscoll's early assignments were at Our Lady of Good Voyage, Gloucester, St. Mary Star of the Sea, East Boston, the Immaculate Conception Church, Salem, St. Patrick's Church in Stoneham. Following these assignments, he was appointed Catholic Chaplain of Salem Hospital. He was next assigned to St. Rose of Lima Parish in Topsfield & named Administrator in 1984. He was appointed Pastor of St. Rose of Lima in 1986. He would remain Pastor of St. Rose until his retirement in 1999. He assisted at St. Margaret's Church, Beverly Farms & St. Agnes Parish, Middleton in retirement. Fr. Driscoll is survived by his nephews, Stephen W. Driscoll, Robert S. Driscoll Jr. and David Driscoll, his dear friends, Annmary Connor & Thomas Butzen & their boys, Mary Connor, Deborah & Paul Irwin, Corrinne Roberts, George & Claire Zeiba & John & Dorothy Arathuzic & many cousins. He was the brother of the late Rev. Walter L. Driscoll Jr, Robert S. Driscoll & uncle of the late Thomas N. Driscoll. He fondly spoke of his late Aunt Rosalie Davis. Fr. Driscoll leaves behind many dear friends and parishioners who will forever lovingly, graciously & spiritually remember him. His funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Rose of Lima Parish, Park St., Topsfield, Thursday, April 28th at 11 A.M. Relatives & friends invited. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Topsfield. Visiting hours in the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (Rte 62), DANVERS, Wednesday, April 27th from 2 to 7 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Vincent De Paul, c/o St. Rose of Lima Parish, 17 Prospect St., Topsfield, MA 01983 or to your local St. Vincent De Paul Society. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit odonnellfuneralservice.com O'Donnell Funeral, Cremation & Memorial Service Danvers & Salem 978-774-6600
Published in The Boston Globe on Apr. 26, 2016
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