Joseph Driscoll, age 73, of Braintree, passed away on January 27, 2021. Joe was born to Tom and Julia Driscoll and grew up close to his many cousins. Joe was raised and educated in the Savin Hill area of
Dorchester. After high school, Joe enlisted in the Navy and served two years. When he returned from military service, he began his 40 year career at the Boston Fire Department where he achieved the rank of Captain. Joe earned his bachelor’s degree in fire science in 1979.
Joe married his wife, Jean Driscoll, in 1974 and they started a family in South Boston before settling in Braintree in 1986, where they still reside. Joe will forever be missed for his sense of humor, devotion to his family and friends, and his upbeat personality. Joe especially loved summers on Cape Cod with his whole family, yearly trips to Aruba, several trips to Europe, especially Ireland, and golfing rain or shine.
Joe is survived by his beloved wife and best friend of 47 years, Jean Driscoll (McDougall); his loving children, Danielle Cole and her husband Mark of Braintree, Shannon Driscoll of Braintree, and Jacqueline Gagnon and her husband Scott of Tampa, Florida. He was the proud Papa of Brody, Alex, Rory, Lucy and Colby. He is also survived by his siblings, Catherine Stefaney of Weymouth and Thomas Driscoll of Hingham.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to the visitation for Joe on Sunday, January 31, 2021 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the C.C. Shepherd Funeral Home, 134 Pleasant St. (Columbian Sq.), Weymouth, MA. The
funeral service for Joe will be private due to the current viral crisis. He will be buried in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friendship Home at 458 Main Street, Norwell, MA 02061.