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William J. Driscoll

November 21, 1932 ~ December 9, 2020 (age 88)

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William (Bill) Joseph Driscoll, 88, of Yarmouthport, formerly of Cummaquid and Hingham, passed

away peacefully on December 9, 2020. Bill was born November 21, 1932 in New Haven, CT to the late Joseph and Leila Driscoll, and was raised in Waterbury, CT.

It is with great sadness, respect and enormous sense of loss that we honor his life. Bill will be remembered for his love and devotion to his family, his investment intellect, and his large personality.

Bill graduated from Cheshire Academy in 1952, and then spent one year at Bates College before transferring

to Fordham University where he graduated in 1956 with a degree in Business.  Bill was enrolled in ROTC and achieved the rank of Captain in the US Army Corps.  While in NY, Bill met Jeanne Snee, the love of his life, to whom he was married to for over 63 years. 

Bill started his very long investment career with Irving Trust & Co. and worked for many firms, both large and small, along the way including Blyth Eastman Dillon, Merrill Lynch and Tucker Anthony, before starting Driscoll and Associates on Cape Cod. Over his career he sold everything from stocks, bonds, oil & gas tax shelters, real estate limited partnerships, annuities and long-term care policies. Bill belonged to The Osterville Men’s Club where his friends valued his investment advice. He also was on the Board of Arbitrators for the National Association of Securities Dealers.

Bill loved his yellow highlighter and his yellow post-it notes. After he finished the Wall Street Journal, or really anything he read, it would be covered in bright yellow highlighter with additional post-it notes scattered around the outer edges of his computer screen and desk.  He would always mail (US Post Office style) friends and family highlighted comics and articles that he felt were interesting or amusing.

Bill loved talking to people; he had the gift of gab!  He would go out for a simple errand that should take 5 minutes; for instance the Post Office; and would return hours later.  He loved to engage absolute strangers, both young and old, in lengthy conversations.

Bill loved to entertain and always enjoyed a good evening out. He was well known for bringing his collapsible top hat

and being the life of the party. He enjoyed singing along to his favorite songs on his player piano. He also enjoyed golf,

cycling, gardening and traveling.

Bill is survived by his wife Jeanne, his children William Jr, and his wife Deborah of Stowe, VT, Kathleen O’Meara and her

husband Jim of Scituate, MA, Tim Driscoll, and his wife Karen of Norwell, MA, and Sean Driscoll, and his wife Jenny of Duxbury, MA.  He is also survived by his loving grandchildren Meghan and John Driscoll, Christopher, Conor, and Jack O’Meara, Elizabeth, Tom and Darcy Driscoll, and Charlie, Ryan and Catherine Driscoll. 

Burial services will be private.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Contributions in his memory may be made to:

Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation (https://support.givetocapecodhealth.org/donate)

 mailed to Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation
PO Box 370 Hyannis, MA 02601.

 

 

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