Obituaries 10-29-2013

Frances Pasche

Of Lynn

Frances A. (Ladziata) Pasche of Lynn died October 24 at the Spaulding Rehab Center in Salem after a brief illness. She was 88 years old.

She was a communicant of St. Michael’s Parish before its closing, an avid Bingo Player and enjoyed going to Foxwood.

Born in Lynn, the daughter of the late Frank and Helen (Jarzembowski) Ladziata and the wife of John A. Pasche with whom she shared 47 years of marriage, she was pre-deceaswed by her first husband, Stanley Dubowik.

In addition to her husband, John, she is survived by two sons, Thomas and his wife, Susan Dubowik and Alan and his companion, Linda Beaton, all of Lynn. She was the mother in law of the late Catherine Dubowik and the sister of the late Mary Spina and Genevieve Cormier.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services today, Tuesday, October 29 at 11 a.m. in the Nadworny Funeral Home, 798 Western Avenue, Lynn. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visiting hours are before the service starting at 9 a.m. Directions and guest book at

Mary Rose Montgomery

Of Melrose, formerly of Lynn

Mary Rose (Jones) Montgomery of Melrose, formerly of Lynn, passed away October 18 in the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. She was 64 years old.

Born and raised in Lynn, the daughter of the late Joseph and Louise (Phipps) Jones, she was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School. Mary was a homemaker, attended St. Mary’s Church and enjoyed music, the ocean, reading and exercise. She loved her children, family and friends and was dedicated to her mother.

She is survived by her children, Katie Noel of Salem and Theresa Noel of Keene, NH, her granddaughter Kayla Noel and her great grandson Kayden Gillen, both of Quincy, NH, her brother Joseph Jones of Phoenix, AZ and her former husband, Robert Noel of Lynn.

A memorial service was held and burial will be in the spring. Arrangements by the Goodrich Funeral Home, 128 Washington St., Lynn.

Neil Driscoll

Respected Local Attorney

Neil R. Driscoll, longtime Lynn attorney, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family the morning of October 24. He was 81 years old.

A beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, and a tireless and well-respected attorney, Mr. Driscoll was born in Fitchburg on February 15, 1932, the youngest of 13 children born to the late Cornelius and Julia (Shea) Driscoll, both of Cahirciveen, County Kerry, Ireland. He graduated from St. Bernard’s High School in 1949 and from St. Michaels’ College in Colchester, Vermont in 1953. Mr. Driscoll served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955.

Following his military service, Mr. Driscoll pursued his lifelong dream of becoming a lawyer and earned his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School in 1960. He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1961 whereupon he entered private practice and opened his first office on Western Avenue in Lynn. The firm later expanded to the law offices of Driscoll, Gillespie & Stanton in Lynnfield.

In 1995, Mr. Driscoll partnered with his son-in-law Attorney Thomas J. Freeman, and practiced law until the age of 80. Mr. Driscoll was a zealous advocate who earned a sterling reputation throughout the area for his dedication and service to his clients.

In addition to his devoted wife, Barbara (Sullas) with whom he shared 56 years of marriage, he is survived by his children: Diane M. Driscoll of Lynn, Patty Freeman and her husband, Attorney Thomas J. Freeman of Marblehead, Dr. Stephen M. Driscoll and his wife, Dianne Louf of Marstons Mills and Attorney Joanne Driscoll Campbell and her husband, Sean Campbell of Nahant; and by his grandchildren: Attorney Michael J. Smith of Marblehead, Attorney Brian Freeman and his wife, Samantha of West Peabody and Jaclyn Freeman of Peabody. He is also survived by his siblings: Margaret Testarmata of West Boylston and John Driscoll of Arizona and by several nieces and nephews. Mr. Driscoll was predeceased by his brothers: Bernard and Edward, and eight sisters: Theresa Driscoll, Madeline Driscoll, Nora Walsh, Eileen Pernokas, Pauline Thomas, Catherine Turcotte, Mary Mullahy, and Rita Driscoll.

To all who knew him, Mr. Driscoll was the embodiment of kindness, caring, generosity and humility. Throughout his life, he was a proud alumnus and generous supporter of both his alma maters, St. Michael’s College and Suffolk Law School; an active member of the Massachusetts, Essex County and Lynn bar associations; a quiet benefactor of many charities both locally and nationally, including My Brother’s Table in Lynn and the National Shrine of St. Jude; and an enthusiastic fan of Boston sports teams. He was a natural storyteller and was particularly proud of his Irish heritage.

Mr. Driscoll possessed both a charismatic personality and an ardent lover of life. He loved animals and to sing and dance. In later life, he was frequently seen accompanied by his canine friend, Jake. He was also an avid lifelong skier who shared his fondness for the sport with his children and later his grandchildren, taking them skiing and treating them to homemade pizza every weekend in the winter.

Mr. Driscoll was loved deeply and will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him.

Funeral arrangements were by the Nadworny Funeral Home, Lynn. Interment was in Pine Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Driscoll’s name to My Brother’s Table. 98 Willow Street, Lynn, Massachusetts 01901 For Guest Book, please visit:

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