Jim Driscoll

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Editorial Staff, Silver Stringers
Contributor to the Melrose Mirror

Born in Westfield, MA on November 20, 1924, Jim Driscoll grew up in Melrose, attended St. Mary's Grammar School and graduated from Melrose High School in 1942. He is from a family of ten children, nine of whom graduated from Melrose High School.

Jim spent three years in the US Navy Amphibious Corps during World War II, as pilot of a Landing Craft Tank (LCT)in the Italy- France areas, including Anzio Beach and participated in the invasions of the Island of Elba and Southern France. A graduate of Boston College in 1951, he was affiliated with the John Hancock Life Company for 33 years, primarily in the areas of market research and sales planning.

As a local volunteer, Jim taught Christian Doctrine classes for ten years at St. Mary's and coached Pop Warner Football. Over the years he has served as principal fund raiser for the YMCA, Chamber of Commerce and the $350,000 campaign on behalf of the Milano Senior Center. Currently, he is with the Council on Aging board and participating in the Center's computer training program as a volunteer peer assistant.

Jim is a father of six children (four girls and two boys) and has eleven grandchildren. Barbara, his wife of 52 years, passed away on January 5, 2005.

(Updated 4/22/06)

Additional Articles by Jim Driscoll:
id 38 The Kay Driscoll Bistany Story -- Features
id 138
MHS Class Of 1942 Returns To Melrose -- Features
id 151 George Hecht - A Heck Of A Gentleman -- Features
id 2114 Mary, my back is against the wall.a> -- Great Depression
id 2159
The In-between Generation -- Great Depression
Id 2205 Melrose Puts Its Best Face Forward -- Features
id 2313 The days that followed were a blur... -- Remembering WW-II
id 2694 Local Vets recall memories of WW-II -- Remb. WW-II
id 2727 Hometown Hero -- Features
id 2971 "Spring Up Day is Saturday May22 -- Features April 30, 1999
id 3203 Life As A Nun -- Features 9/3/99
id 3437 ROSE Award Announcement -- Features 11/5/99
id 4151 MHS Beautification -- Features 08/4/00
id 4251 Melrose Victorian Fair -- Features 9/1/00
id 4232 Practice makes perfect (Bob Driscoll) -- Features 10/6/00
id 4289 Ode to a father at 70 (Driscoll Children) -- Features 10/6/00
id 4293 My Holiday "Hero" -- Features 12/01/00
id 4563 Prejudice is here to stay -- Features 2/2/01
id 5044 What did you do for fun, Daddy? -- The Great Depression 8/3/01
id 5386 Seven-passenger Packard for sale -- Feature 9/7/01
id 5365 MHS Beautification completed -- Feature 11/2/01
id 5547 Vignettes of World War II -- Remembering WWII 1/04/02
id 5933 Melrose reading day -- Feature 4/5/02
id 6474 "Pathway between the seas" -- Book Review 10/04/02
id 7498 "Melrose Mirror" award (Don Norris) -- Feature 6/6/03
id 7467 Odes to Jim D (Callahan & Thomson) -- Feature 6/6/03
id 10737 Stringers, Surfers meet on new Rye enterprise -- Features 5/6/05
id 10732 Father Sullivan goes to Rome -- Features 5/6/05
id 10895 Russ Priestley inducted into MHS Hall of Fame -- Features 6/3/05
id 10918 Fond memories of Grandma Driscoll -- Features 6/3/05
id 10955 And then there was one -- Remembering WWII 7/1/05
id 11165 Opening planned for Carriage House Lounge -- Features 9/2/05
id 11338 Reply to St. Tropez story -- Features 11/2/05
id 11627 The making of a time capsule -- Features 1/6/06
id 11716 Neighbors, relatives rally -- Features 1/6/06
id 12561 Football in the forties -- Features 9/1/06
id 15362 $700 billion bailout --Social Commentary 11/7/08
id 15574 Melrose Friends create Fund --Feature 1/2/09
id 16059 The 2nd Auxiliary "Mash" Team --Letters to 8/7/09
Jack Driscoll id 19397 Here's the true meaning of "Skating on thin ice..." --Features 7/6/12
id 19932Memoir reveals ups & downs inside large Melrose family -- Feature 12/7/12
id 19972163 Upham St. perfect for Driscolls and -- Feature 1/4/13
id 20036 Eileen, the third of ten Driscolls, dies at age 89 -- Features 2/1/13
id 20334 Popular Melrose native, John Turner, 75 -- Features 5/3/13