Gary S. Driscoll, 70 born October 10, 1952 in Great Barrington passed peacefully at home on June 2, 2023 in Jacksonville Florida. Son of Henry and Margaret Driscoll whom passed in 2019 and 2020. He leaves a brother Peter (Sukhui) Driscoll of Sheffield, two nephews, Michael Driscoll and Robert Driscoll of Virginia, a sister Linda Driscoll of St. Cloud Florida, a nephew James Driscoll Jr. of Housatonic, predeceased by brother James (Jim) Driscoll (Livia Driscoll) of Housatonic whom passed in 2022, a sister Joann Driscoll of Sheffield and a brother David Driscoll of Sheffield.
He was a graduate of Mt. Everett Regional High School, a member of the band, baseball team, choir, wrestling and cross country team. He was an altar boy at Our Lady of the Valley in Sheffield. He enjoyed going to amusement parks and was a master chess player. He worked several jobs while attending High School. He worked for United Parcel Service and Pittsfield Country Club. His love and passion was being a runner. He ran 150 marathon runs in 45 states in 45 cities, two Boston Marathons and two N.Y.C. Marathons, 32 river runs 15k 9.3 miles and 10 river runs under one hour. He ran the Jacksonville Beach Run, placed 8th in 29 minutes 47 seconds. He always completed the runs within one to three hours.
He enlisted in the Marines was based at Camp Lejune N.C. He was a sharpshooter and machine gunner. He was aboard a ship LPD 12 the USS Shreveport with 600 Marines and 400 Navy personnel. He graduated from Parris Island S.C. being a Lance CPL with a honorable discharge May 4th 1978. In Jacksonville he had his own landscaping business and was a sales associate at Winn Dixie. Gary leaves loving family in Sheffield and loving friends and neighbors in Jacksonville.
Fraser Funeral Home in Florida is handling arrangements in Florida. Funeral Service with Military Honors will be July 5th 2023. Burial will be in National Cemetery in Jacksonville Florida. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.