Rita J. Driscoll

MEREDITH - Rita Jeanne Driscoll, 84, of Meredith, passed away on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at Golden View Health Care Center, in Meredith, after a brief illness.

Born in Lynn, Mass., on March 29, 1928, she was the daughter of Charles and Constance (Gagnon) Canessa. Jeanne was raised in Lynn and attended local schools.

Jeanne worked for the Flagship Corporation on the M/V Mount Washington as a food service manager (her husband, Edward, was a captain on the Mount Washington as well). For most of her years, she was a dedicated homemaker. Jeanne was a communicant at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Meredith and was a member of the St. Charles Women's Club.

Jeanne was predeceased by her brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Dorothy Canessa; and son-in-law, Michael Daley.

She is survived by her beloved husband of almost 63 years, Edward A. Driscoll, of Meredith; a son, Stephen R. Driscoll of Beverly, Mass.; and a daughter, Andrea Daley of Milan.


services: A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church (300 Route 25, Meredith), on Monday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m. The Very Rev. Dennis J. Audet, V.F., pastor, will be the celebrant. A reception will be held in the church hall following the Mass. Interment will be at Oakland Cemetery, in Meredith, and will be private. Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth is handling the arrangements. For an online guest?book, go to mayhewfuneralhomes.com.

Published in Union Leader on Nov. 11, 2012