Driscoll, John “Jay”

John “Jay” Driscoll, 71, of Burlington, beloved husband of 46 years to Carolyn (Pavlik) Driscoll, passed peacefully Monday, April 11, 2017 at home surrounded with his family by his side after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. He was born February 16, 1946 in Hartford, the son of the late Walter J. and Helen (Kozlak) Driscoll. Jay was an active member of the Tunxis Hose Company No 1 for 53 years. He served on the Board of Directors, Truck, Carnival and Membership Committees. During his service he held the positions of Deputy Chief, Captain and Lieutenant. Jay worked at Buettner Chevron for 20 years. He retired from The Town of Burlington Highway Department after 25 years. After retiring Jay went to work again for his good friend Frank at The Ahern Funeral Home. Jay enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and attending their activities. He looked forward to his morning coffee at the firehouse with his longtime friend Jim Bonini.
Jay is survived by his three children Gina L. Driscoll of Burlington; John M. Driscoll of Burlington; Thomas J. Driscoll and his wife Erin of Burlington; five grandchildren Justin, Kaitlyn and Ashley Ouellette; Edward Zimmerman and Joseph Driscoll; his two sisters Betty and her husband Joe Alward of Kelso, WA, Mary Ellen and her husband Thomas Macy of Sheffield, MA; three sisters-in-law, Madelyn Driscoll of Farmington, Barbara Dahle of Burlington, Marilyn Schwarzmann of Burlington; many nieces and nephew; his childhood friend Bingo and his wife Trudy, his Tunxis Hose Family along with many other friends and family. He was predeceased by his brother William Driscoll Sr., sister-in-law Patricia Warner and brother-in-law Arthur Schwarzmann. His family would like to thank the St. Francis Smilow Cancer Hospital, his doctors and especially his nurse Kim for the extraordinary and wonderful care he was given.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Monday (Apr. 17) from 4:00-8:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Tuesday (Apr. 18) at 9:15am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in St. Patrick’s Church, Collinsville at 10:00am. Burial will be in Center Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Tunxis Hose Fire Department, P.O. Box 215, Unionville, CT 06085 and Burlington Volunteer Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 1285, Burlington, CT 06013.

Calling Hours

Monday, April 17, 2017 from 4:00-8:00pm

Funeral Service

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 10:00am in St. Patrick's Church ~ Collinsville


Center Cemetery ~ Burlington

Memorial Contribution

Tunxis Hose Fire Department, P.O. Box 215, Unionville, CT 06085 and Burlington Volunteer Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 1285, Burlington, CT 06013.

8 Responses to 'Driscoll, John “Jay”'

  1. Erwin J. Krause Jr. says:

    To the Driscoll Family:

    My deepest condolences to all of you.

    I will always remember Jay as one of the most dedicated Firefighters at Tunxis Hose. In the many calls I did with him over the years, it was always comforting to see him getting on the Engine with us and answering another alarm.

    Thank you Jay for being there for myself and my sons. You will be sorely missed.

    I’ll look forward to seeing you again in the next life.

    God Bless Brother,
    Erwin J. Krause Jr.

  2. Bud & Cindy Larkin says:

    Our sincere condolences to your whole family. Will always remember the fine and warm times at Grandma Driscoll’s as we all frolicked. Fond memories. Bless you all and may strength and peace be with you. Cousin Bud & Cindy Larkin

  3. Irene (Cifaldi) Bragg says:

    My condolences to Jay’s family and friends, especially to my classmate, Mary Ellen. I remember him as a nice person, and he has left us too soon.

  4. Cherie Guimond says:

    Thomas & Erin, I am sorry for your loss and for the loss of another brave first responder. Warmest thoughts, The Guimonds.

  5. Karin Moore Stepka says:

    Charlie and I are sorry for your loss, Carolyn and children. Jay was a wonderful guy and he will be missed by many. May he rest in peace in the comfort of our Lord’s embrace.

  6. Judy ( Hedderman) Kip says:

    I’m so glad I got to see Jay at our 50th high school reunion. He always had nice things to say about everyone. I remember him playing basketball at the high school, he was one of the A players..So sorry to hear of his passing and my condolences go to all his family, I’m sure losing him will be a hugh loss for you all.

  7. Felicity Crowell says:

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Jay was my brother and good friend. He was the “candy man” to my sons. We will all miss him.

  8. David hendel says:

    My sincere condolences to you, Carolyn, and your family.
    David hendel (met life retired)

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