James Clarence O’Driscoll, of O’Fallon, MO passed away on June 12, 2020, with the love of his life, Joan O’Driscoll nee Snyder and family surrounding his bedside praying over him in his home. James was born November 13, 1937 in Saint Louis, MO to Florence and Margaret O’Driscoll nee Burke. He was happily married for over 55 years. James completed his bachelor’s degree at Washington University in Saint Louis and was blessed with four children. He especially loved spending time with his family, going to Mass and was hardworking, generous and always helped others.
James was the Beloved Father of Jamie O’Driscoll, Elizabeth (Fred) Armstrong, James D. O’Driscoll, David (Denise) O’Driscoll. Cherished Grandfather of Johnathon, Rachel, Hannah Pipitone; Bethany Herrington, Chloe, Sophia O’Driscoll; Ian, Ava Armstrong. Treasured Brother of Mary (the late Paul) Kalschnee, Kathleen (the late Ron) Ballinger and Peggy (Dave) Kalinowski.
James also joins preceded in death; brother Patrick (the late Dorothy) O’Driscoll.
He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Donations to Saint Joseph Church are appreciated. We are a strong Catholic family and will not be able to express ourselves in a traditional manner due to COVID-19. We ask you to please respect our elderly and more vulnerable by wearing a mask and being aware of social distancing. Please make the sign of the cross to family members that you are extending your condolences to in order to express your feelings and acknowledgement that James’ life with Christ has just begun.
With all of these restrictions and the hearing loss Joan has, she will not be able to hear anyone speaking. Instead of having multiple funeral speeches, please write your thoughts and mail them to her at her home address, it would be preferred. We also invite you to “Share a Memory” or pictures on James’ Tribute Wall on www.pitmanfuneralhome.com, especially those who were unable to join us.
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