Retired accountant

Published in the December 24, 2015 edition

Daniel-Driscoll-Obit-webMELROSE — Daniel J. Driscoll, of Melrose, died on Dec. 16, 2015 at the age of 82. He was born in Everett on Aug. 18, 1933 to Timothy and Anna (Moore) Driscoll. Daniel was raised in Malden and graduated from Malden High School in 1951. After high school, he continued his education at Boston College and Bentley. Daniel married the love of his life, the late Dorothy (Marinelli) Driscoll in 1958. Daniel and Dorothy spent 49 years happily married. They settled down in Melrose in 1962 to raise their family and remained there for the rest for their lives.

Daniel worked as an accountant for GCA Manufacturing for 20 years and for the General Ship for another 20 years. He also worked in the Retirement Office for the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Department. Daniel was very active in the community; he was a Grand Knight at the Melrose Knights of Columbus, volunteered as a coach for Melrose Youth Hockey and also served on the board for the youth hockey league. Daniel was a longtime member of the YMCA as well as the Melrose Bowling League. He was an excellent golfer and enjoyed playing many of the courses in the area. Daniel loved his trips to Boca Raton, Fla. as well as the Florida Keys, and he would always be sure to go fishing while he was down there.

Most of all, Daniel loved his family, he attended as many of his grandchildren’s events as he could. He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy A. (Marinelli) Driscoll and the loving father of Pamela J. Avallone and her husband Daniel of Salem, N.H., Daniel C. Driscoll and his wife Melissa of North Reading and Stephen D. Driscoll and his wife Cynthia of Boynton Beach, Fla. He was the cherished grandfather of Brianna, Shane, Michael, Patrick, Erica and Shauna and the  proud great–grandfather of Mason. Daniel was the caring brother of Jack Driscoll of New Hampshire, Carol Brennan of Malden, Maureen Gasparello of West Dennis and Jane McCarthy of West Yarmouth. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

His funeral was held from the Gately Funeral Home on Monday, Dec. 21, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial  at the Incarnation Church in Melrose. Interment was in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Melrose Council on Aging, 235 West Foster St., Melrose MA 02176.