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DRISCOLL, Dorothy Van Aernam
DRISCOLL - Dorothy Van Aernam
Age 91, died peacefully at home with her family February 20, 2017 in Stone Mountain, GA. Mrs. Driscoll grew up in Buffalo, NY and was a 1943 graduate of the Buffalo Seminary, where she made lifelong friends who grew up together, had children together and shared their lives with weekly phone calls after moving became part of life. She married David Driscoll a World War II veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, who predeceased her in 2006. They lived in a number of places including Buffalo and Stamford, CT, where they raised their family. Dorothy was a loving Mom who was always active in her family's activities: warming up her pitchers, teaching the Latin Mass to her altar boys, training her ballerina and making lopsided birthday cakes. In their loving 59-year marriage,
Dorothy and Dave raised four children, shared a daily cocktail, and traveled the world. Mrs. Driscoll is survived by her children and their spouses:
Terence and Cynthia Driscoll, Atlanta, GA, Dennis Driscoll, Columbus, OH, Carolyn and Paul Coffey, Boston, MA and Thomas Driscoll, Valhalla, NY; grandchildren: Peter, Emily, Julia,
Meredith and Erin. She also leaves Shadaea Francis, her caregiver and friend of six years. A Celebration of Dorothy's and Dave's Lives will be held this summer for family and friends in Buffalo at a yet-to-be-determined date. Dorothy loved her life, her husband, her children and her many friends. She was much loved in return and will be greatly missed.