James M.'s Story
Mr. James M. Driscoll 91, of Salem, beloved husband of Cecile (Dube) Gallo-Driscoll, a retired City of Salem, Police Officer, died Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Anna Jacques Hospital in Newburyport.
Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary (Bluett) Driscoll. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School.
An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country during World War II as a member of the United States Army 10th Mountain Division and during the Korean War as a member of the United States Marine Corps. He was a true American hero and proud of his service to his country.
Mr. Driscoll served as a Police Officer with the City of Salem, Police Department for over 30 years until the time of his retirement in 1982. He was steadfast in his conviction and devoted to keeping the citizens of Salem safe.
A longtime resident of the City of Salem, James had previously lived in Seabrook, N.H. for 30 years during his retirement and until recently moving back to Salem. He was a member of the Elks Club of Newburyport and the City of Salem Police Benevolent Association. He was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather who was dedicated to his family and will be deeply missed.
James is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Cecile (Dube) Gallo-Driscoll of Salem; his daughters, Frances Nutting of Palm City, Fla., Joan Bick and her husband Michael of Salem and Mary Sousa and her husband Robert of Stuart Fla.; his son, Michael Driscoll of Palm City, Fla.; his 19 grandchildren, his four great-grandchildren, his six stepchildren, Paula Gallo of Peabody, Patricia McManus of Salem, Katherine Deflumeri of Swampscott, John Gallo of Lynnfield, Joseph Gallo of Salem and Jeffrey Gallo and his wife, Linda of Middleton and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Joseph, John and Cornelius Driscoll and Mary Carpenter.
His funeral will be held from The O'Donnell Funeral Home 46 Washington Sq., (at Salem Common) Salem, Monday, Nov. 27th at 11 a.m. followed by his funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Hawthorne Blvd., Salem at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours in the funeral home prior to his funeral from 9 to 11 a.m. in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in James' memory to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com
Published on November 22, 2017