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COL. WILLIAM JOSEPH DRISCOLL

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COL. WILLIAM JOSEPH DRISCOLL Obituary
DRISCOLL, Col. William "Bill" Joseph, U.S. Army-Ret. 76, of Sunset Beach, NC died Thursday, June 26, 2014 in Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, SC. Col. Driscoll was born on July 8, 1937 in Stoneham, MA, a son of the late Charles and Helen Sullivan Driscoll. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Butch Driscoll, and brother, David Driscoll. He retired in 1986 as a highly decorated Colonel, recipient of the Legion of Merit, and was a Vietnam veteran with the U.S. Army. Following retirement from the Army, he was employed with the Raytheon Co. as a program manager. Surviving are his wife, of 54 years, Florence Driscoll; two daughters, Eileen Rubens, and husband, Randy, of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, and Sheilah Swallow, and husband, David, of Methuen, MA; brother, Charles Driscoll, and wife, Carol, of Middleton, MA; sister, Mary Ellen Gannon, and husband, John, of Falls Church, VA; four granddaughters, Erin, Maggie, Faith, and Katie. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2nd in St. Brendans Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium. The family requests in lieu of flowers memorials be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 75851, Topeka, KS 66675. Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com. Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte, NC.
Published in The Boston Globe on June 29, 2014
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