January 17, 1936-June 11, 2021; son of Denis and Anne Driscoll, brother to Mary Duffy (deceased) and James Driscoll. John was born in the Bronx. His family later moved to Flushing, NY where he attended St. Anne’s elementary and high school. John entered the US Navy in 1953 and joined the New York City Fire Department in 1960, proudly serving in Rescue 1 for 35 of his 38 years. John married Margaret (Peggy) Ryan and became proud parents to Maura (Dan) Caragher, Matthew (Brenda), Mark (Chrissy), Nancy Driscoll, Julie (Jimmy) Tucker, Amy (Jason) Curley, Luke (Mary) and Peter (Anne) Driscoll. John and Peggy raised their family in Baldwin where they were active members of the community. John stayed in Baldwin after Peggy passed in 1997 and retired from the FDNY in 1998. He spent countless hours aiding in the recovery efforts at Ground Zero following 9/11 and was an active member of the FDNY Holy Name Society. John enjoyed many years of snowbirding and world travel with his long-time companion Marianne Dean. He moved from Baldwin to Lynbrook in 2017. John’s greatest joy was the time he spent with his 19 grandchildren, Jane (Brian) Hughes, John and Ella Driscoll, Henry, Denis and Terence Driscoll, Patrick Driscoll, James and Meghan Tucker, Sean and Sara Curley, Rose, Thomas, Frances and Danny Driscoll, Grace, Emily, Lauren and Sophie Driscoll during holidays, birthdays, games, concerts and summers spent as part of a community that would soon become his “happy place” where generations of lifelong friends were made. In addition to his children, sons and daughter-in-laws and grandchildren, he was survived by his sisters-in-laws and brother-in-laws and many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. John died peacefully in his “happy place” in Leurenkill Heights and will be forever remembered for his faith, kindness, sense of humor and warm smile. He is already being described as a “legend”, a “role model”, “one of a kind” and “the best of the best”.
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