1951 – 2019
Woodstock – Amy M. (Brennan) Driscoll, 67, of East Quasset Rd., formerly of Fairfield, died Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at Day Kimball Hospital after a sudden medical complication. She was the loving wife of Jeffrey M. Driscoll. Born in Indianapolis, IN, she was the daughter of Mary Frances (Bender) Brennan of Prospect, KY and the late Joseph Brennan. Amy received her Master’s in Education from Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT.
On December 28, 1971, at Our Lady of Peace Church, in New Providence, NJ, she was united in marriage to Jeffrey M. Driscoll.
Mrs. Driscoll worked for many years as a school teacher for the Fairfield Department of Education retiring in 2004. She enthusiastically taught second grade and delighted in classroom displays of rainforest plants, rocks and minerals and artwork.
Amy was a member and past President of the Quiet Corner Garden Club where she supported the maintenance of the gardens at Roseland Cottage and nearby Horticultural Center. She was an avid sewer and quilter who taught sewing at the John Dempsey Center, donating and fixing sewing machines to ensure everyone had a good machine to work with.
Above all she enjoyed helping people and doing for others, always thinking of their needs first and foremost. Amy treasured the opportunity to spend quality time with her children and grandchildren whenever possible. Having them close by was a pure joy for her.
Amy is survived by her husband of forty-seven years, Jeffrey M. Driscoll; her mother, Mary Frances (Bender) Brennan of Prospect, KY; her children, Greg Driscoll and his wife Deirdre Bushnell of Eastford, Daniel Driscoll and his wife Heather of Eastford, and Rebecca Driscoll of Ashford; a brother, Jerry Brennan of Milwaukee, WI; two sisters, Katherine Preston of Prospect, KY and Teri Hanichak of St. Louis, MO; six grandchildren, Megan, Riley, Gavin, Ely, Oliver, and Henry; a sister in-law, Terry (Driscoll) Swenson of Woodstock and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit with Amy’s family from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2019, in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will take place in the Spring in Quasset Cemetery.
Memorial donations in Amy’s memory may be mailed to Special Olympics CT, 2666 State St., Suite 1, Hamden, CT 06517, please make checks payable to SOCT-QV.
For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.