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Charles P. Driscoll, Jr.

Died: 2017-01-11
Resided in: Middleton, MA
Viewing type: Visitation
Viewing location: Mackey FH Rt 114, 128 S. Main St. Middleton
Viewing date: 2017-01-15 / 3pm-7pm
Service type: Funeral Mass
Service date: 2017-01-16 / 10am
Service location: St Maria Goretti Catholic Church, Lynnfield, MA
Burial type: Burial
Burial date: 2017-01-16
Cemetery: Puritan Lawn Memorial Park
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Massachusetts Coaches Association. Details of a fund honoring Charlie will be provided once available.
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Charles P. Driscoll, Jr. of Middleton, passed away on January 11, 2017 surrounded by his wife and children. Charlie was born July 28, 1939, in Stoneham, MA, grew up in Malden, MA and attended Malden Catholic. After graduating from Boston College in 1962, he completed his commitment to the US Marine Corps before being honorably discharged as a 1stLt and then went on to a 30 year career in sales at IBM. Best known to his many friends as “Coach”, Charlie’s second career involved serving as the varsity ice hockey head coach at several high schools, including his alma mater Malden Catholic (1973-1976), Wakefield (1977-80) and Medford (1987-2003) in addition to supporting roles at Archbishop Williams, Stoneham and Reading. Although the recipient of individual awards for coaching excellence resulting from many of his teams achieving great success, including a state title in 1974, he was most proud of his players off the ice accomplishments. The arrival of 8 grandchildren over the last 16 years transitioned Charlie from coaching to proud fan where his legacy continues with all of his grandchildren (from mites to high school) playing the sport he so loved. He also enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren, golfing as a long-time member of Bear Hill Golf Course and membership at the American Legion in Middleton. Charlie was the son of the late Charles P. Driscoll Sr. and Helen A. (Sullivan) Driscoll. Charlie was preceded in death by his brothers, David M. Driscoll and Col. William J. Driscoll. Charlie was the beloved husband of Carol A. (Bartsch) Driscoll, with whom he shared forty-nine years of marriage and without whose support his coaching career wouldn’t have been possible. In addition to his wife, Charlie is survived by his children: Chris and his wife Kathleen of Middleton, Carolyn and her husband Tim of Middleton and sister Mary Ellen and her husband John Gannon of Falls Church, VA. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Brendan, Ian, Molly, Colin, Cait, John, Ben and Liam.

online condolences below:

Dear Carol and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Charlie will be missed by so many. He was a great guy. Fondly, George and Elaine.
Charlie was a good friend to me during some really touch times. I will miss him dearly. Paul Woodbury
Rest In Peace coach. Jim Mason MHS 96-00
Carol. So Sorry I can no be there for any of the services. I am in Florida until March 10. He was a great man and always had good things to say. His obit didn't mention his gardening skills. I will miss the supply of vegetables he always provided. God Bless you and you family. I will have the Rosary said in his name Monday morning. Bob Moccia
I am so sorry about your loss. Charlie was great guy--always upbeat and fun. We worked together at IBM and last saw him at Don O'Duggan's barbecue which he was one of key people cooking and enjoying. May he Rest In Peace. Again my thoughts and prayers to his family as you grapple with such a significant loss. Anne King
Carol, Chris, Carolyn and family, we have so many memories of Charlie, growing up in the Edgeworth section of Malden, Barbara's parents and his being such good friends, over 50 years at the Irish American, serving together on the Board of Governors at Bear Hill, 15 golf trips to Florida, even more to York,Maine, and countless cookouts. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. Godspeed, Coach. Don and Barbara Timmins
Dear Carol and Family, So sad hearing the passing of Charlie. We had the great privilege of coaching against one another for ten years. He Coaching for Reading and we coaching for Billerica. Great battles always. Charlie was a great friend and an excellent coach. I am sure he will be missed by you and your family. I hope it is a comfort to you and your family are in our hearts and prayers at this differcult time. What a great loss. Coaches Phil Loranger, Gerald Proulx, George Jacobs.

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