Warren C. “Butch” Driscoll, Jr, 70, of Pembroke. passed away June 2 ,2020. He was born November 1, 1949 in Quincy MA, the son of the late Warren and Violet (DiSciullo) Driscoll. He lived in Braintree as a child, was educated in Braintree schools. He played baseball and hockey and enjoyed boating at Lake Monponsett in Halifax where he summered with his family.
He moved to Pembroke to raise his own family, and began his life long love of gardening. He resided there most of his life, until recently, when Alzheimers and Lewy Body dementia necessitated the need for assisted living.
He is survived by a daughter, Jeannette Driscoll of Norwood, a son, Jason Driscoll, of Quincy; two grandchildren, Katelin and Sarah Hawks of Norwood; a brother Michael Driscoll of Halifax, and two sisters Debra (Ken Portonova) of Dedham and Robin (John McKenna) of Wendell, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Kenneth.
Warren worked as a crane operating engineer and iron worker his whole career, beginning alongside his father at Duane’s Building Wrecking Company and for 20 years at Ajax Construction. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Ironworkers Local 7, during the course of his career.
He enjoyed auto racing, garnering many 1st place finishes, working on his Camaro and motorcycles in his garage, and was a member of the Downshifters Hot Rod Club of Braintree. He also enjoyed hiking, and especially loved the White Mountains; he took many trips to Grand Teton and Glacier National Parks, by van, motorcycle and once by hitchhiking.
In the last few years, he especially enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters, and eating Italian food at family get-togethers.
A funeral mass will be held Tuesday, June 16 at 12 p.m. at St Francis of Assisi Church, 856 Washington St, Braintree. Friends and family are welcome to attend the mass. The church is large enough for social distancing. Donations may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association at LBDA.org
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Arrangements by Leighton-MacKinnon Funeral Home, 4 West Washington St. (Corner Rte. 58), Hanson, MA.
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