Pauline Driscoll

Pauline A. (Murphy) Driscoll passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013 at the home of her daughter Kathleen DeRosa in Lynnfield, MA after a brief illness with her family by her side. She was born in Arlington, MA and grew up with 6 brothers and sisters, attended Marycliff Academy in Winchester and graduated from Lesley College. She and her family spent summers at Point Shirley, Winthrop where she met her husband of 55 years, John H. Driscoll. After a brief teaching career, Polly dedicated herself to her family. She was a CCD teacher at St. Marys parish in Winchester, a scout leader, a Winchester Hospital volunteer, and president of the Ambrose school Parent Teachers Association. She was an active member at the Winchester Boat Club and the Winchester Country Club. She was an accomplished tennis player and skier, teaching all seven of her children to join in her love of sports. While her children were growing she attended as many of their activities as was possible, often leaving one field to run to the next. She could always be counted on for a few encouraging words from the sidelines. Polly became an avid golfer and was a very active member of the golfing community at the Winchester Country Club, the Meadows Country Club in Sarasota, FL, and at the Indian Mound Golf Club in Ossipee, NH. Polly was the beloved wife for 55 years of John H. Driscoll. Loving mother of Denise Wyer and her husband David of Reading, Jack Driscoll and his wife Courtney of Andover, Kathleen DeRosa and her husband Glenn of Lynnfield, Christine Wyard and her husband Brad of North Andover, Steven Driscoll of Sudbury, Michael Driscoll and his wife Ruth of Woburn, Kevin Driscoll and his wife Page of Marblehead. Devoted grandmother of Jeffrey and Brian Wyer, Matthew and Patrick DeRosa, Victoria and Jordan Wyard, and John, Hannah, Leah, Sean, Evan, Michael, Jack, Ryan, Will, Owen, Madison, Kelly, Charley and Elizabeth Driscoll. Dear sister of Thomas and Nancy Murphy of Ossipee, NH, Catherine Cullen of Bedford, MA, and Irene Murphy of Woburn, and the late John L. Murphy, William Murphy and Mary Murphy. Also the sister-in-law of Thomas and Carol Driscoll of Arlington. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Published in The Winchester Star from Apr. 30 to May 7, 2013