Published in the June 16, 2017 edition.
He was the son of the late Edward J. Jr. and Ethel (Hagen) Driscoll.
Jack attended Malden schools and graduated from Everett Vocational High School. He entered the U.S. Navy upon graduation and served his country for four years. He worked as an engineering technician for several robotics companies, including Automatix, Eaton Corporation, and PRI Automation. He was well respected in his field, and served as a mentor for many.
Jack was happiest on a sailboat or a ski trail. He and his wife Magie sailed their own boat for many years, and Jack later served as a navigator for several other boats, competing in offshore races and Antigua Race Week. He skied from his childhood, and could be found on the slopes of New Hampshire mountains until just recently. He and Magie took many ski vacations in the western United States and Europe. They also travelled widely, enjoying particularly the Caribbean and Hawaii.
Jack loved his family and his friends. He was still in touch with many friends from his youth, as well as more recent friendships through his work at Mt. Cranmore and Attitash, and through his years as the pool and spa manager at Stonehurst Manor in North Conway. Most of all he loved his wife and his sons.
Jack was predeceased by his parents, his sister Sandra Gadsby, and his brother Robert Driscoll. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Sheahan Driscoll; his sons David (Linda) Driscoll and Scott (Mei) Driscoll; and three grandchildren, Shannon, AJ and Keara. He is also survived by a sister, Patricia Ward, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be sadly missed by all.
At his request there will be no funeral. There will be a celebration of his life on Sunday, June 25, at the West Side Social Club, 4 Harrington Court, Wakefield, MA from 1-3 p.m. Friends and relatives respectfully invited.