A funeral Mass for Sean O’Driscoll, 84, will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception. Father Richard Hart will officiate. Interment will follow in Dublin Memorial Gardens.
Mr. O’Driscoll was born in Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland. He was one of six children of John and Kathleen (Kate) O’Driscoll. He worked for the Irish Civil Service before enlisting in the British Merchant Navy, in which he served for nine years. He immigrated to the United States in 1954 and soon after began a 27-year career with Pan American Airways, holding several management positions at Idlewild/John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City and Nassau International Airport in the Bahamas. After spending 21 years of retirement in New Jersey, he and his wife moved to Dublin in 2004. In New Jersey, he was the founder of the American-Irish Club of Whiting and a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Knights of Columbus, and the Holy Name Society. He was also a loyal and enthusiastic fan of the New York Mets and Jets.
Mr. O’Driscoll died at home on Monday, July 9, 2007, following a lengthy illness.
Surviving family members include his wife of 57 years, Nancy; children, Cathy (Randy) Clark of Dublin, Helen (Tommy) Martin of Dublin and Anne Murphy of Brooklyn, N.Y.; grandchildren, Sean (Allison) Clark and Brian (Kristen) Clark of Dublin, John Martin of Cleveland, Ohio, Neil Martin of Athens, Liam Murphy and Dylan Murphy of Brooklyn, N.Y.; great-grandchildren, Greyson Clark and Madelyn-Gail Clark of Dublin; brother, Liam O’Driscoll of Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland; and several nephews and nieces.
Memorial contributions may be made to the building Fund of the Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception or the American Cancer Society.
Townsend Brothers Funeral Home has charge of arrangements [Courier Herald]
Seán’s father was a west Cork man who worked at Drishane Convent. His mother was Kate Leahy, from adjacent to Ducey’s Railway gates at Rathcoole. More family details on his brother Liam’s obituary