Long-time Massachusetts independent agent J. Barry Driscoll has passed away. He was 87.
In 1960, Mr. Driscoll founded the J. Barry Driscoll Insurance Agency, Inc. an independent insurance agency based in Norwell and specializing in insurance for the construction industry. He ran the agency until his decision to retire and the subsequent sale of his agency to Cross Insurance in 2014.
The following is his full obituary from Legacy.com:
DRISCOLL, J. Barry 87, of Milton, Scituate and Marco Island, FL, died unexpectedly, Thursday May 11, 2017. Loving husband of Kathryn (Cauley), beloved father of Brian and wife Tracy of Boston, Dennis and wife Aimee of Milton, Jay and wife Mary Lou of South Boston, Jane and husband John Henesey of Hingham and Sally and husband Andrew Shannon of Milton.Son of the late Daniel Driscoll and Edith Barry. Brother of Richard (Brookline), William (Spain), Dr. Robert (deceased), Daniel (deceased), Jane (deceased). Loving “Grampy” to 17 grandchildren. Barry was born and raised in Milton and was a proud double Eagle: Boston College High School ’48 and Boston College, ’52. He served in the US Navy as a Lieutenant and married Kathryn Cauley in 1955 after meeting at the Cliff Hotel in Minot, MA.Barry was active in the Milton community while raising 5 children. He was part of a group of pioneers who started Milton Youth Hockey in 1967 and an active member of Wollaston Golf Club. He developed wonderful friendships at Wollaston, Hatherly Country Club in Scituate and Marco Island Golf Club Florida. He celebrated a hole in one 6 times in his golf career. Depending on the season, Barry’s idea of pure joy was either; 18 holes followed by a dip in Minot Beach and a good cigar, a BC home football game and tailgate or a Boston College Hockey game. J. Barry was admired and will be lovingly missed by his children and grandchildren.Barry founded the J. Barry Driscoll Insurance Agency, Inc., specializing in insurance for the construction industry in 1960. His work ethic was second to none and the cornerstone of his business, like life, was be ethical, treat others as you want to be treated and give back to employees and your community. Barry donated generously to charity and was gifted at raising money.He served on many fundraising campaigns and established scholarships at both alma maters. He served on the Boston College High School Board of Trustees for 30 years and was instrumental in the development and implementation of BC High’s middle school Arrupe Division. In addition, Barry received recognition from The Colonel Daniel Marr Boys Club’s 1980 Man of the Year, The Carney Hospital’s 1988 Vincentian Award, Saint Ignatius Loyola Award from Boston College High School, Boston College Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser’s Philip Callan Award, Carney Hospital Foundation Former President, Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts Former Captain Commander, Massachusetts Golf Association Former Director, Francis Ouimet Scholarship Committee Former Trustee , Colonel Marr Boys and Girls Club Former Director. Mass Building Congress Former President, UCANE and the NASBP Former Director.His Catholic faith was extremely important to J. Barry. He was a longtime parishioner of Saint Elisabeth’s Parish and a Knight of Malta.