JAFFREY, NH - Lawrence J. Driscoll, 86, of 93 Peterborough Street, formerly of Waltham and Tewksbury, died peacefully Thursday evening, March 2, 2017 in Edith Nourse Rogers Veterans Administration Hospital, Bedford, MA., with his wife at his side.
He was born in Boston on February 11, 1931, son of the late Lawrence J. and Mary (Gibbons) Driscoll and grew up in the Lakeview area of Waltham. After serving with distinction in the military, he lived in Tewksbury from 1964 to 1985 and had lived in Jaffrey since 1985.
Lawrence served in both the United States Army and the United States Air Force. He served in the Korean War in a long range reconnaissance unit with the 1st Batallion 9th Infantry Regiment. He earned the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Bronze Star medal with valor device, the Korean War Service Medal with 3 bronze stars, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Korea Service Medal and the Purple Heart Medal.
Following his military career, Mr. Driscoll worked as a medical equipment repair technician for the United States Army from Cutler Army Hospital and the Edith Nourse Rogers Medical Center in Bedford, MA. His hobbies were hunting, fishing and automotive repair.
He leaves his wife of 62 years, Patricia (Lynch) Driscoll; three sons, Lawrence Driscoll and his wife Cindy of Deridder, LA, Sean Driscoll and his wife Patricia of Gainesville, VA, and Kevin Driscoll of Jaffrey, NH, a brother Alan Driscoll of Chesapeake, VA, six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter Lynn Graham, who died in 2009, and a brother Frederick Driscoll.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, March 10, 2017 at 11 A.M. in St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1 Forest Street, Baldwinville.
Calling hours in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon, MA are Friday from 9 to 10:30 A.M. preceding the funeral.
Burial, with military honors, will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Arlington, VA.