Joseph E. Driscoll, 63
Of Lynn, unexpectedly at 63 years. Joey was born in Dorchester, where the family resided until moving to Revere in 1965. Joey attended Revere Public Schools and is an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1973. Joey earned varsity letters in track and basketball. He excelled in basketball, where he earned several awards for his talents on the court. He was the League MVP, The Boston Globe All Star and Revere Journal Athlete of the year.
Joey began a career in the restaurant business as a waiter, later becoming a bar tender. He worked in various restaurants and bars but is best remembered at Bill Ash’s on Revere Beach for many years. He later left bar tending and got involved in the construction business where he focused on painting. His last job was at Alpha Waterproofing where he worked for 10 years before he was forced to retire due to his failing health.
Joey got great pleasure working in his garden, growing vegetables and various plants. He also played darts and backgammon when he was with his many friends. Above all he was a “die hard” Boston sports fan, where he lived and died with every win or loss.
He is the beloved son of the late John H. Driscoll Jr. and the late Jennie F. (Puglisi) Hamilton and her late husband Charles “Lindy” Hamilton. Dear brother of John H. “Jack” Driscoll and wife Ann of Revere, Jeanne M. MacDonald and husband Donald of Sutton and James F. Driscoll of Revere. Loving companion of Diane E. Leary of Lynn. He is the cherished uncle of Brian J. MacDonald and wife Jennifer, Melissa A. Boratyn and husband Christopher and Eric F. MacDonald and wife Nicole, all of Sutton, John L. Driscoll of Salem, Cassidy P. Driscoll of Saugus, and Robert J. Driscoll of Lynnfield. Joey is also lovingly survived by seven grandnieces and grandnephews, many cousins and many friends.
Service information: Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 1-3 p.m., in the VERTUCCIO AND SMITH Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere. A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home following the visitation at 3:15 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970. For more information, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.