We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Marjorie A. Driscoll on November 25, 2023, surrounded by her loving family at her daughter's home in Watchung, New Jersey. Born on June 8, 1927, in Plains, Pennsylvania, to Edmund and Mary Price, Marjorie's life journey was marked by love, dedication, and a profound commitment to her family.
Marjorie's roots were deeply planted in Plains, where she spent her childhood and later graduated from Plains High School. She carried the spirit of her hometown throughout her life, even as she ventured to new destinations. Marjorie's life was a mosaic of experiences and memories created in several New Jersey towns. She lived a cherished life in Kenilworth, leaving imprints of her love and care. In Southampton and Riverton, she continued to spread her warmth, residing in Riverton for 16 years. For the past two years, she made her home in Warren, New Jersey, adding to the tapestry of her life's journey.
Education played a significant role in Marjorie's life. She furthered her studies at Kean University, a testament to her belief in lifelong learning. Throughout her career, Marjorie embraced a variety of roles with genuine enthusiasm and a steadfast work ethic. She served as a bank teller at a local bank, contributing to the community with her diligent service. Additionally, Marjorie's time at Kean University and a publishing company were marked by her consistent dedication and cheerful demeanor. She approached each of these roles with dignity, professionalism, and an exacting pursuit of excellence, just as she did all her other endeavors in life.
However, her true vocation was being a devoted mother to her three daughters and a loving wife. Marjorie embraced homemaking with grace and strength, creating a nurturing environment for her family. This role, above all, showcased her unwavering love and dedication to her loved ones.
Marjorie's life journey was also enriched by a beautiful love story with her husband, William Thomas Driscoll. Their paths crossed thanks to the thoughtful arrangement by a family member, marking the beginning of a lifelong companionship. Marjorie and William were both striking in appearance and character, a fact that quickly became evident to all who knew them. Their first meeting sparked a connection that grew into a deep, enduring love. Together, they created a warm and loving home, raising their family with the same values of dedication and kindness that Marjorie exemplified throughout her life. This enduring partnership lasted until William's passing in 2005, leaving behind a legacy of love and mutual respect that continues to inspire their family.
A former communicant of St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church in Kenilworth, Marjorie's faith was a guiding force in her life. She was an avid reader with a passion for literature and a zeal for travel. Marjorie cherished the memories of trips to Hawaii, the Grand Canyon, and family vacations at the Jersey Shore. Above all, her heart belonged to her family – her children and grandchildren were her greatest joy.
Marjorie is survived by her daughters, Jane Maglione Driscoll, Nancy Mitchell, and Kathy Driscoll Somma (Edward); her adored grandchildren, Anne, Katharine, Matthew Maglione, Richard, Andrew, and Elizabeth; and her cherished great-grandchildren.
Marjorie's life was a beautiful journey of love, resilience, and grace. She will be deeply missed and forever remembered by those who were fortunate to have known her.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Higgins Home for Funerals, 752 Mountain Blvd., Watchung, NJ 07069. A funeral mass will be held on the following day, on Thursday, November 30, 2023, commencing at 10:00 a.m., at St. Mary's Stony Hill R.C. Church, 225 Mountain Blvd., Watchung, NJ 07069. She will be laid to rest at Park View Cemetery at Historic Medford Village, 39 Coates Street, Medford, NJ 08055.