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Vernon Francis Driscoll

Vernon Francis Driscoll

The Reverend Vernon Francis Driscoll, 80 years, passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2016, following complications from surgery.

A priest of the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth, Father Vernon was born in Halifax, NS, the son of the late Albert Edward Driscoll and Winnifred Mary Redmond. He was also predeceased by his aunt, Anne Redmond, who assumed the role of mother following the illness of her sister, Winnifred; his brother, John and his nephew, David Driscoll.

He is survived by his sister, Margaret; brothers, Albert (Theresa), David (Madge), Kenneth (Verna), Peter (Marilyn) and his sister-in-law, Maureen; 20 nieces, nephews and many grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins.
Educated in Halifax at St. Mary's University and Holy Heart Seminary, he was ordained in 1961; he faithfully served for 55 years in various roles in the following parishes: St Augustine's – Chester; St. Mary's Cathedral – Halifax; St. Theresa's – Halifax; St. Thomas More – Dartmouth; St. John Vianney – Sackville; St. Patrick's – Halifax; St. Pius X – Halifax; Immaculate Conception – Truro; Holy Family – Amherst; Moderator of the Cumberland County Regional Pastoral Team. 

Visitation was held in Holy Family Church, Amherst, NS, on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm followed by The Vigil Service at 7:30 pm.
On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, visitation was held at Saint Benedict Church, 45 Radcliffe Drive, Halifax from 1:00 – 4:00 pm and 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Saint Benedict Church on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 10:00 am, Archbishop Anthony Mancini presiding. Reception followed in parish hall after which burial will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society or Holy Family Parish, PO Box 1075, Amherst, NS, B4H 4E2. To leave an online condolence, please visitwww.jasnowfuneralhome.com.


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