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Walter R. Driscoll

Obituary for Walter R. Driscoll

December 27, 1927 - December 12, 2020
Canton, formerly of Stoughton, Massachusetts | Age 92


Walter R. "Wally" Driscoll, 92, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at the Copley of Stoughton on Saturday, December 12, 2020. He was the devoted husband of Edith M. (Johnson) Driscoll for 68 years. Son of the late Charles and Ann (Whitten) Driscoll, he was born in South Boston and educated in South Boston Schools. Walter was a WWII veteran serving in the United States Army. He graduated from the Massachusetts State Police Academy on September 19, 1949 with the 35th Recruit Training Troop. He was a Lieutenant Retired on the Massachusetts State Police, serving for almost 21 years. Following his retirement he worked as an Investigator for the Board of Bar Overseers and the Fire Marshall. Walter held several other jobs including working for R.S. Rowe Printing, running Driscoll Auto Sales, managing a Store 24 and working for a Real Estate developer. He was a member of the Stoughton Planning Board, the President of Babe Ruth Baseball from 1971-1972 and also a member of the Mitchell Club in Middleboro. In his free time Walter enjoyed spending time with his family.

Walter was the father of: Stephen M. and his wife Patricia of Stoughton, Robert E. and his wife Bernadette of Onset, Dennis P. and his wife Janet of Lakeville, Deborah J. McNamara and her husband William of Stoughton and Russell F. and his wife Jacqueline of Raynham. He is survived by his 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his siblings : James Driscoll, John Driscoll, Catherine Savage and Helen Driscoll. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, funeral services are private. Interment will take place at Maplewood Cemetery, Stoughton. A memorial celebration of Walter's life will be planned in the future. Donations in Wally's memory may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude's Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.

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Stoughton, MA 02072
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