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James F. Driscoll
June 14, 1943 ~ January 24, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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James F. Driscoll (Jim), a longtime resident of Abington, passed away at his home in Cape Cod surrounded by his family on January 24th, 2024 at the age of 80. He was born in Dorchester. He shared 52 years of marriage with his late wife Doris (Joyce).
His life was centered around his large and close-knit family. It was his nature to reach out regularly, checking in on each family member, and asking about what was going on in their lives. His caring personality also extended beyond his family, demonstrating his genuine concern for others. He had a natural ability to make people laugh and draw out the stories of those around him. Always with anecdotes and captivating tales. He could turn any moment into a memorable experience, quickly followed by a bite to eat.
Jim started his career as a Boston taxi driver. He later entered the elevator repair industry and worked as a union mechanic and within a few years started his own business. The founding of Atlantic Elevator Service with his wife and partner, Doris, was a source of enormous pride. They sacrificed for many years for the business to succeed. They had a sincere appreciation and respect for the people who worked alongside them.
Jim loved to travel and he was always casually inviting others to join. As passionate boaters, Jim and Doris enjoyed their many trips up and down the East Coast. They took many journeys through the lntracoastal Waterways, leisurely afternoon trips to Martha's Vineyard and cruises through Boston Harbor. Their beloved Grand Banks; the Doris Joyce, was the envy of any boater walking the docks. It was always the cleanest and best maintained boat in the marina.
Jim was an extremely generous person. He was a true patriarch. He will be remembered for always having an interesting thing to say about any topic, his inability to keep a secret, and his unforgettable mustache that has inspired the next generation. We celebrate a life characterized by warmth, laughter, and a genuine zest for connection-a legacy that will live on in the hearts of those fortunate enough to have known him. His passing leaves an indescribable void in all the lives he touched. In our eyes Jim, Dad, Poppy, was absolutely legendary.
Jim is survived by his son Jeffrey Driscoll of Centerville; his daughter Susan Buckley and her husband Thomas of Abington; his grandchildren Elysia of Abington, Rachel Brendle and husband Jake of Wentworth, NH, and Meghan of Boston and Connor of Abington; his daughter Deborah DeGrenier and her husband Steven of Abington; his grandchildren Chantal Rogiers and her husband Jonathan of Abington, Lauryl Lombard and her husband Paul of Boston, Noelle Petitti and her husband Thomas of Plymouth, and Kyle of Abington; and his son Dennis Driscoll and his wife Kimberly of Abington; his grandchildren Hannah Luckman, James, Nora, and Benjamin Driscoll of Abington as well as his great grandchildren Adalyn, Bentley, Olivia, Paul, Luca, Lilah and Henry. He is also survived by his many nieces and nephews, and his close friends the Collins family, Gail and Brian Faxon and Deborah Sorrentino.
A visitation will be held at the Quealy & Son Funeral Home, 116 Adams Street, Abington on Friday February 2 from 5pm to 8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday February 3 in St. Bridget Church, Abington at 10:30am. Interment Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Abington.