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DRISCOLL - John Ryder (1924-2012). John Driscoll of Columbia Falls went home on June 21, 2012. He was preceded by his parents, James Connery Driscoll and Lillian Ryder Driscoll and survived by his wife of almost 40 years Jean Quinn Driscoll of Columbia Falls. John had five Children, John Jr....

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Jean and family, please accept my sympathy at this time of loss of John. I have missed you and hope your art will be a comfort.

I have known Jean and John for 37 years and know how much John will be missed. They have been very important in my life, and I will always be grateful to both of them. I always said John was more of a social worker than an attorney because of his compassion, kindness and generosity - not just to me and my family - but to many others as well. John Driscoll, a truly wonderful man and a dear friend.

Thank you for your beautiful tributes for my Dad. I loved my Dad dearlty and feel Blessed. Legend has it he was overjoyed to have a little girl...his "Airy Fairy Princess" arrived....definitely Daddy's little girl! There is a special place in my Heart for Dad. Annie

Dearest Jean, our community is a much sadder place without John's dignified presence. My heart goes out to you and I know how much you must miss him! You took such great care of him as his health declined- be proud of that! In sympathy and friendship.

Oh John, so many of us will miss you. I have known you for many years. We met through Jean who thought you would be a wonderful hospice volunteer. Was that an understatement! You came on board and gave of yourself, providing compassionate hospice care for so many in our community, without fanfare, quietly holding someone's hand, saying a prayer with someone who was alone. You became a good friend to me and I am so grateful for having known you. Thank you, John, for your genuine interest...

John was a wonderful attorney and human being. As a probation officer I interacted with him when he worked as a legal aid attorney on Long Island. In 1981 he represented my wife and I when we bought our first home. After we paid his fee he sent half of it back to us as a baby gift for our daugter who was just born. RIP John.

I'm sad to hear of the passing of John. He was an advocate for many in my field and I had the opportunity to work with him through DECH and Sunrise Care Facility. A wonderful man, and will be dearly missed by many.

I thought fondly of John. We had worked together on many issues during my years at DECH. He will be missed, and remembered, always.