Obituary of Thomas M. Driscoll
Thomas M. Driscoll, 69, of Cazenovia, passed away, Thursday, April 20, 2023, surrounded by his family. He was born September 19, 1953, and spent his early years in Troy, New York. Tom received his high school education from LaSalle Institute and was a graduate of Manhattan College. Following graduation he met Lyle, his future wife as they were volunteers at St. Catherine's Center for Children in Albany, NY. Shortly thereafter, he began his long career in the packaging industry, most prominently as Vice President of TimBar Packaging in Vernon, NY.
Tom and Lyle raised their family in Cazenovia, a community which he adored and gave back at every possible opportunity. He served at different times on both the zoning board and as member of the Town Board. Tom was an avid golfer, tennis player and enjoyed eating meals at various places around town seeing all his friends and acquaintances. One of Tom's biggest passions was the Catholic Church of which he was an active member at St. James Church. He will be fondly remembered for being a Board Member and frequent lector. Tom will be sorely missed but will always be remembered for his altruistic actions and constant proclamations of how lucky and grateful he was for the life he had been blessed with.
Tom was a devoted and loving husband of 44 years to his wife Lyle Burns. They have 3 sons, Brendan (Sarah) - Manlius, NY; Will (Carolyn) - Saratoga Springs, NY; Thomas (Emily) - Indianapolis, IN. He was an adoring “Puppa” to his four grandchildren, Max (7), Lucy (5), Lilly (3), and Theodore (1). Tom was pre-deceased by his parents John and Helen Driscoll, and sister Nora McCarthy (James). He is survived by his brother John P. Driscoll (Annie) and their families.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m., Saturday, May 6, 2023 at St. James Church, 6 Green Street in Cazenovia. A Celebration of Tom’s life will be held following his Mass on Saturday, May 6, 2023 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Cazenovia Country Club. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to St. James Church in Cazenovia, NY: www.stjamescaz.org or to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration: www.theaftd.org. Condolences for the Driscoll family may be left at www.michaelebrownfuneralservices.com