Jim Driscoll, Sr.

April 24, 2005

James J. Driscoll, Sr., 80, of Syracuse, died Sunday at Van Duyn. He was born in Syracuse and was a life resident.

He served in the US Navy during WWII. He was a signal man aboard the USS LST 545. James was a member of the Syracuse Police Dept., retiring in 1980 after 33 years of service as a Detective Sgt.

He was a member of the Syracuse Police Benevolent Assoc. and the Syracuse Fraternal Order of Police. He was a recipient of the Syracuse Herald Journal medal in 1951. He was a Niagara Mohawk employee from 1980 to 1989. He was a communicant of St. Michael's Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Driscoll; two sons, James Jr. of Fayetteville and Martin F. of Syracuse; three daughters, Mary Patricia Coughlin of Morrison, CO, Suzanne Post of S. Onondaga, Katherine Mullen of Kirkville; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Daniel of Camillus and Edward of Syracuse; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Thursday at Whelan Bros. Funeral Home and St. Michael's Church, Onondaga Hill, both at a time to be announced. Burial in Onondaga Valley Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Whelan Bros. Funeral Home, 3700 W. Genesee St. Contributions may be made to St. Michael's Church, 4782 W. Seneca, Tpke., Syracuse, NY 13215.

One of his sons was J.J. Driscoll, Jr, also an SPD detective.  He was cropped out of the above photo, but you can view the uncropped version by clicking on it.