Obituaries

Richard ‘Dick’ William Driscoll

Friday, August 2, 2013

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Richard “Dick” William Driscoll, 73, of Merrimack died unexpectedly on Wednesday
July 24, 2013 at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, NH.

Dick was born on December 17, 1939 in Quincy, MA, to the late Cornelius and Eleanor (Corson) Driscoll. A graduate of Archbishop Williams High School and Boston University, he pursued careers as a teacher, coach, salesman, and entrepreneur.

Dick was a lover of life and made all he came in contact with feel special. He will be remembered as a caring and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.

He played college football and was proud of his Irish heritage and joked of being the only Irishman inducted into the Italian Hall of Fame. Known as “Coach Driscoll,” he coached football for Archbishop Williams and Thayer Academy in Braintree, MA and the Merrimack Cardinals Football Program in Merrimack, NH. He had a passion for giving his time to mentor young adults. He was known for his volunteerism with children and was surrounded by athletes of all ages, on and off the field in the capacity of coach and mentor.

He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Diane (Jackson) Driscoll of Merrimack, NH; son Michael Driscoll and his girlfriend Katie Connolly of Merrimack, NH; and daughter Laurene Desjarlais of Goffstown, NH. “Poppy” is also survived by “the joys of his life” his six grandchildren, Kimberly, Stephen and Michelle Desjarlais, Anthony Driscoll, Veronica Bolduc, and Nevaeh Bradley; brother John “Jack” Driscoll and his wife Leila of GA; brother-in-law Gerald Jackson and his wife Doris of Westford, MA;
sister-in-law Joyce Smith and her husband Bob of Hollis, NH; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

SERVICES: Calling Hours were held at the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Highway in Merrimack, NH on Monday July 29 from 5-9 PM. A Catholic Funeral Mass was held Tuesday July 30 at Our Lady of Mercy, 16 Baboosic Lake Road in Merrimack, NH at 9:30 AM. Interment followed at the Last
Rest Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Dick’s memory to the Armond Colombo Football Scholarship, Boston College – Conte Forum, Room 320, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, ATTN: Steve Novak

To sign an online guest book, please visit rivet
funeralhome.com.