Richard Scott “Crank” Driscoll, 59, passed away at his home on Pleasant Street in Lee.
Richie was born on March 5, 1963 to Charles and Marjorie Stetson Driscoll. He was a Lee High graduate and enlisted in the Air Force right after graduating in 1982. In the Service he was a technician working on the jets and making sure they were always ready for his brothers in arms to fly. Before the end of his service in 1986, he got his certification to be an electrician, the career he would make for himself. Rich was employed as a linesman for many years with Western Mass Electric and most recently I.B. Abel. Rich enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling at the camp in Vermont, “The Lost Acre”. He was a very generous and kind man who was always there to help or knew someone who could. He was a man of few words or tons, never in between. He was very proud of his years of service with the Lee Volunteer Fire Department and his time as a Deputy Sheriff for Berkshire County.
He is survived by his much loved son Matthew Driscoll & Matthew’s mother Jennifer Rieke, both of Lee; his mother, Marjorie Driscoll of Lee; two sisters: Kathy King of Lee and Sharon Driscoll Brauns of Boulder, CO; One brother: Todd Driscoll and wife Amanda of Pittsfield; Nephews: Brennan King of Lee, Jacob Driscoll of St. Petersburg, FL, Charley and Griffin Driscoll of Pittsfield; Nieces: Britanie King of Lee, Lisa Middlebrook and husband Jay Ward of Bloomfield, CT, Erika and Ally Brauns of Boulder, CO and Meghan Driscoll of Boston, MA. He was predeceased by his father Charles Driscoll and two nephews Bryan Middlebrook and Todd Middlebrook
Dad you will be missed dearly. You were loved by our entire family and so many people in town. Always a man with a love for the outdoors, nobody could keep you inside. With your passing I’ll have the best scout with me in the woods this hunting season. And I know you’ll never miss a Broncos or Bruins game now.
Calling hours will be Monday April 4th from 4 – 6 PM at the Kelly Funeral Home in Lee. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday April 5th at 10 AM at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lee.
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