Francis B. Driscoll

Francis B. Driscoll
of Chelmsford, Air Force Vet; 81

CHELMSFORD/TEQUESTA, FL -- Francis Brendan Driscoll, age 81, of Chelmsford and Tequesta, Florida, died peacefully under the loving care of his family at his home on December 6th, 2012.

He was born June 11, 1931 in Newton the son of the late Joseph Driscoll and Gertrude (Halloran) Driscoll.

Beloved husband of Natalie (Pedrosa) Driscoll with whom he shared 62 beautiful years of marriage.

Loving father to Karen (Driscoll) Montague and her husband, Ira of Wayland, Francis Brendan Driscoll Jr. and his wife, Maria Sirgo of Herndon, VA, and Sean Patrick Driscoll and his wife, Joan of Westford.

Sadly, he was predeceased in death by his son, David Joseph Driscoll.

He leaves his cherished grandchildren, Frank Antonio, Ava and Gabriela Driscoll of Herndon, VA, Siobhan and Nora Driscoll of Westford, and AiLi Montague of Wayland.

Brother of Carolyn (Driscoll) Kling and Joan (Driscoll) Donnelly, both of Newton. Predeceased in death by his brother, Joseph Driscoll Jr. He also leaves many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews all part of a very close extended family.

Francis proudly served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. He went to college on the GI Bill and graduated from Boston College in 1957 with a degree in Physics.

He later co-founded Germanium Power Devices, a semiconductor firm located in Massachusetts.

An avid golfer and sports fan, he loved traveling, especially cruises around the world with his wife, Natalie, summer vacations on the Cape with the extended family, Disney World with his grandchildren and winters with his wonderful friends at Riverbend in Tequesta, Florida. He was always fun to be with, loved life, and most of all valued his family as his greatest treasure. His loving spirit fills our hearts and his greatest legacy are the fond memories and many family traditions that will be carried on for generations.

The family would like to thank the Greater Lowell VNA and Hospice for the compassionate care given Francis during his recent illness.

A Memorial Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, December 17th at 10:30 AM at Our Lady's on Washington St. in Newton.

Published in Lowell Sun on Dec. 9, 2012