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Jeremiah Driscoll

d. October 20, 2020

Jeremiah Driscoll of Erdenheim PA passed away on October 20th 2020 at the age of 95. After a brief decline in health Jerry passed away peacefully with his son Tom and daughter-in- law Kathy at his side at their home where he resided for the past 10 years. Jerry was born October 1925 in Timoleague, County Cork Ireland to his father Thomas Driscoll and mother Mary (O’Leary) Driscoll. He was one of 13 children including Thomas, Michael, Nelly, Hannah, Kitty, Margaret, Timothy, and still surviving sister Julia (O’Brien). Jerry attended the Timoleague National school until grade 6 at which time he went to help work on the family farm. In 1951 at the age of 25 he left his home and family and he immigrated to the United States through Ellis Island in search of the American dream. He stayed with his uncle Michael Driscoll of Philadelphia where he worked as a plumber. He met his love and future wife Margaret (Peggy) Abbott and they were married in June 1963. They welcomed their only child Thomas in March 1964. Jerry started working for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia at St. Genevieve School in 1966 in charge of maintenance and as caretaker for the various church properties. He worked there and at St. Alphonsus until his retirement in 1992. He loved being around the children and he always had candy in his pockets for them. He was known to toss a few pieces to the kids in the hallways, classrooms and during mass. Jerry was preceded in death by his loving wife Peggy. He is survived by his sister Julia (O’Brien) son Tom, daughter-in-law Kathy, grandchildren Sean and Carly and several cousins and other family members. Jerry was known for his sense of humor and he loved nothing more than a good chat. He would often be seen walking up Bethlehem Pike and stopping to chat with friends, or strangers, at the CVS, Acme or Farmer’s Market. He always had a laugh to share and a good story to tell in his Irish brogue. After talking with him people always left feeling a little bit happier. He truly had the Irish gift of gab. As a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, cousin, friend and neighbor he will be greatly missed. Relatives and friends are invited to his services at St. Genevieve Church in Flourtown on Monday 10/26 with viewing from 9am to 10am followed by mass at 10am. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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