Douglas J. Driscoll

Published on Tuesday, 21 September 2021 18:43


Douglas J. Driscoll, age 94, died on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at Southington Care Center. Above all else, Doug loved his family and felt blessed and fortunate to have been able to share over 70 years with his wife, Helen (O’Brien) Driscoll, the love of his life, best friend and mother of their three children; Douglas Driscoll, Polly Driscoll Temme (Carl) and Robin Palazzo (Larry). After Helen’s passing on Dec. 29, 2020, Doug missed her dearly and was heartbroken every day.

Doug was born on Dec. 26, 1926 in New Britain to the late Joseph and Mae Driscoll. He took great pride in being a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy, stationed in the Pacific on the aircraft carrier, The USS Cabot. For over 40 years, Doug was the owner and president of Penn Oil and Equipment Company, located in Bristol and Southington, Conn. Both Doug and Helen loved to play golf and enjoyed watching professional golf events. They started playing together before they were married and had numerous great friendships associated with their connection to golf and as members over the years of Southington Country Club, Shuttle Meadow Country Club in Kensington, Conn. and Pine Crest Golf Club in Sebring, Fla.

Doug and Helen had many dear friends who enriched their lives; however, the focus of their life together was their family. Their son Dougie died tragically at age 26, in 1977. Much of their grief over Dougie’s death was redirected to love and attention to their grandchildren: Christopher, Lee and Daniel Palazzo (Bonnie) and Kelly (Louis Loizou) and Patrick Temme. They spent countless hours interacting in the lives of their grandchildren, including baby sitting, holiday celebrations, sleepovers and summers at the beach in Rhode Island and at their home in a Sebring. They were also blessed to have two great-granddaughters, Londyn Palazzo and Emilia Loizou.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, at Mary Our Queen Church, 248 Savage St, Plantsville. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington. There are no calling hours. Plantsville Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling the arrangements. For online condolences and directions, please visit .

Posted in New Britain Herald, on Tuesday, 21 September 2021 18:43. Updated: Tuesday, 21 September 2021 18:45.