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Joseph E. “Joey” Driscoll

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation on Saturday, September 8th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere, for Joseph E. “Joey” Driscoll, who died unexpectedly at his home in Lynn, after a lengthy illness. He was 63 years old. A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home following the visitation at 3:15 p.m. Interment will be private.

Joey was born in Dorchester, where the family resided until moving to Revere in 1965. Joey attended Revere Public Schools and is an alumnus of Revere High School Class of 1973. Joey earned varsity letters in track & basketball. He excelled in basketball, where he earned several awards for his talents on the court. He was the League MVP, The Boston Globe All Star & Revere Journal Athlete of the year. Joey began a career in the restaurant business as a waiter, later becoming a bar tender. He worked in various restaurants and bars but is best remembered at Bill Ash’s on Revere Beach for many years. He later left bartending and got involved in the construction business where he focused on painting. His last job was at Alpha Waterproofing where he worked for 10 years before he was forced to retire due to his failing health. Joey got great pleasure working in his garden, growing vegetables and various plants. He also played darts and backgammon when he was with his many friends. Above all he was a “Die Hard” Boston Sports Fan, where he lived and died with every win or loss.

He is the beloved son of the late John H. Driscoll, Jr. and the late Jennie F. (Puglisi) Hamilton & her late Husband Charles “Lindy” Hamilton. Dear brother of John H. “Jack” Driscoll & wife Ann of Revere, Jeanne M. MacDonald & husband Donald of Sutton & James F. Driscoll of Revere. Loving companion of Diane E. Leary of Lynn. He is the cherished uncle of Brian J. MacDonald & wife Jennifer, Melissa A. Boratyn & husband Christopher and Eric F. MacDonald & wife Nicole all of Sutton, John L. Driscoll of Salem, Cassidy P. Driscoll of Saugus, and Robert J. Driscoll of Lynnfield. Joey is also lovingly survived by 7 grandnieces and grandnephews, many cousins and many friends.


Services

Memorial Visitation

Saturday, September 8th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Memorial Funeral Service

Saturday, September 8th at 3:15 p.m. in the funeral home

Interment

Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter 347 Highland Ave. Salem, MA 01970.


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  1. Debbie Hartman McCulley
    Sep 15 2018

    I will miss you Joey – my Cuz. I will miss your laughter and your jokes and your mischief! You always liked a joke or a prank, but your eyes always gave it away a few seconds before – I loved those eyes. You brought fun to every family gathering – even the sad ones. You lightened our lives with your laughter – and for that I thank you. Good night sweet Prince – I will see you on the other side one day.
    Your cousin, Deb

  2. Sharon Edwards
    Sep 8 2018

    Joey,
    Its been many, many years, but I will always have a special place in my heart for you.
    Sharon

  3. Dan Schneiderman
    Sep 5 2018

    Joey,

    You were the best basket ball player I ever saw coming out of Revere. I was a sophomore when you were a senior. I always watched you in practice and during the games in order to learn how to be the best I could be. You always made practice sessions fun with your quick wit and carefree attitude.Even though you were a superstar you were never conceded or condescending. RIP.

  4. Gail LePage
    Sep 5 2018

    Joey God needed another Angel and called you Home! You will be so Dearly missed. A great Man, a great Friend. I had lots of laughs every time I had the pleasure of your company! Love you Joey! Fly with the Angels my friend!

  5. Tom Ackerman
    Sep 5 2018

    Joey: I was so saddened to hear of your passing. I was remembering all the fun we had back in the day…..track, pick up hoops, and hanging out. I’m sorry we didn’t spend more time together later in life. My thoughts to Jack and Ann, your companion Diane and the rest of your family. PS: it’s a great photo. All the best. Tommy “Ack” Ackerman.

  6. Jean Conti Meier
    Sep 5 2018

    Joey…u were always such a gentleman..always there to listen to me go on and on about some dramatic issue in my life. Never once did u say stop.. u just listened and reassured me that everything will be ok..it was truly a great pleasure to have met u and was more of a pleasure to call u my friend…rest in peace Joey. God Bless and Hold you

  7. Kevin Mastronardi
    Sep 5 2018

    I haven’t seen Joey in years but I will always remember him in the Triumph and cool
    fun guy. My condolences to family.
    Kevin Mastronardi

  8. Patricia L Geary
    Sep 5 2018

    I have no words to express the sadness and the heart ache of your passing. You were a breath of fresh air.. A lot of good times and a lot of laughs celebrating Christmas eve with the whole crew,cookouts and good times down ashes. It seems like yesterday, we were all enjoying life..I miss all those times , even though time had passed and life took all of us I a different direction.

  9. Marcia (Carruthers) Skinner
    Sep 5 2018

    Growing up with you… the Driscoll’s, Marchand’s, Oldoni’s, Hurley’s, Bowman’s, Brown’s, Connor’s, Reardon’s, Deprisco, Chagaris, sweet Mrs. Loveys. Central Ave. was the best!! So much fun! Glad we shared so many childhood/teen years as your neighbors and friends. Great memories.
    Rest in peace.
    Marcia, Debbie, and Jackie Carruthers

  10. Rob Selevitch
    Sep 4 2018

    Joey D,
    We shared so much laughter, for so many years. You were a great friend and I can’t believe we will share no more laughs in this life.
    Good bye Joe, and know that your memory will live on in the hearts of your family and all your friends. You were a great guy, teammate and friend and I pray we will laugh again on the other side..
    Rest in peace my friend, you will be missed

  11. Maria and Joseph DelPapa
    Sep 4 2018

    To all of the Driscoll Family: We are so very sorry for your loss. It is never easy losing a loved one, especially when they are taken from us at such a young age. We never had the pleasure of meeting Joey, but we did know some of the immediate family. Our hearts go out to each and every one of you. Hold on to all those precious wonderful memories that you all have of Joey. Hold them very close to your hearts. This will help you tremendously get through this very difficult time. He is with the lord now, and we can only hope he is in a better place. Stay strong and keep his memory alive! May God Bless all of you, and may he rest in peace Maria and Joe Delpapa

  12. David Winnett
    Sep 4 2018

    To know you was to love you man. Thanks for dart games,the stories and the laughs brother. I’ll never forget you.

  13. Ann-Margaret Finn & Joseph Bowman
    Sep 4 2018

    Joe, we will miss you so much on our friend get togethers we will certainly miss your humor. When we need a laugh we will have Diane show us your silly picture “Old man pants”.
    Diane, we love you and are here for you for every minute, every hour, and every day that you mourn. Checking in daily and love you.

  14. Diane Leary
    Sep 4 2018

    Joe,
    I don’t have the words to express my heart break and sadness. We had so much fun together. You were my friend, housemate, protector. I will miss you so very much. The cats Nicky, Alex and Milo will miss their “Daddy”. Your words every morning of “what are we going to do today boys” will forever be in our thoughts. I love you my friend. Find peace.
    Diane

  15. Donna Getchell
    Sep 3 2018

    Joey,

    May God wrap you in his embrace. You will be missed by many, family and friends. While I am not sure why, as a young teenager you fascinated me. I looked up to you and thought you were amazing. Though it has been years since we last saw each other, it does not diminish the love. I hope you find peace and love in heaven.

    I love you,

    Cousin Donna

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