William J. Driscoll – of North Andover, passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2023 after a 7 month battle with cancer. He died peacefully at home surrounded by family. He was 75 years old.
Born and raised in Somerville, he was the youngest of 6 children born to the late Eugene W. and the late Louise E. (McCarthy) Driscoll. Bill was the beloved husband of the late Bonnie J. (Boudreau) Driscoll and the devoted father of Shari (Driscoll) Card and her husband, Brady Frost of Hamilton. He is survived by his two grandsons – the lights of his life – Liam Driscoll Card and Henry Mark Card. He is also survived by his sister Clare (Driscoll) Ellison of Naples, FL, his brother Francis Driscoll of Boynton Beach, FL, his sister in law Brenda (Boudreau) Palmacci and her husband Ernie Palmacci of Groton, his brother in law Thomas Boudreau of Groton, his step-grandsons Brennan and Ryder Frost of Beverly and Hamilton as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
Bill adored his family, especially his daughter Shari and his two grandsons, Liam and Henry. If he wasn’t on the sidelines for one of their lacrosse, basketball, golf or flag football games, he was likely playing golf with friends or working on his beautiful lawn and backyard.
He dedicated himself to the children and families of Somerville with a decades-long career as a teacher, vice-principal and principal in the Somerville Public Schools and as a baseball coach, including many years coaching American Legion Post 19. Bill was also a proud veteran of the United States Army.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the following services:
Calling hours in the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway, Somerville, MA. (Powder House Square) on Sunday, January 22, 2023 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Clement Church, 64 Warner Street, Medford/Somerville, MA on Monday, January 23, 2023 at 10:00AM. Please meet directly at church. Interment will be private.