Alma M. (Roche) Driscoll, lifetime Weymouth resident, passed away Jan. 27, 2013, at the age of 102. Alma was a graduate of Weymouth High School and Bridgewater State College. At the time of her passing, Alma was the oldest Alumni of Bridgewater State College. Alma retired in 1981 after 49 years teaching in Weymouth. She began teaching at the former Nevin School and retired from the former Bicknell Junior High School. Alma wrote periodicals on teaching at the junior high level and was active in women's teachers rights. The library of the Chapman School was dedicated and named for Alma. Alma was a daily communicant and very active member of St. Francis Xavier Parish. She was a member of the Weymouth Catholic Club and Weymouth Teachers Assoc. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Susan Roche; cousin of Bernard H. Merten married to Joan of Weymouth, Mary E. McCoy married to Fred of Georgia, Michael Joe Merten of Weymouth, Philip M. Merten of Weymouth and the late Robert E. Merten and John F. Merten. Alma is also survived by her many friends and former students. Visiting hours were held Wednesday, Jan. 30, 4-8 p.m. in the McDonald Funeral Home, at 3 Charles St. (corner of Charles and Middle streets), East Weymouth. A funeral Mass was held in St. Francis Xavier Church, Weymouth, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m. Burial in St. Patricks Cemetery, Rockland. Donations in memory of Alma may be made to St. Francis Xavier Church, Weymouth Catholic Scholarship Fund or Alma Driscoll Memorial Library. See www.McDonald-FuneralHomes.com for online condolences or call 781-335-0045.
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Published in The Weymouth News from Jan. 29 to Feb. 5, 2013