Jean passed away peacefully on December 17, 2023 at the Maine Veteran’s Home in Machias. Born and raised in Bloomfield, NJ, she later called Oyster Bay, Long Island, home before settling in Columbia Falls, Maine, a place she cherished with her husband of almost 40 years, John Ryder Driscoll, who predeceased her in 2012, and with the joyful companionship of her loyal dog, Chesterfield.
Jean was a dedicated professional, earning her Bachelor’s in Occupational Therapy from NYU and her Master’s degree from Hunter College. In Maine, she found fulfillment working at area hospitals, where her passion for art therapy touched the lives of many. An accomplished artist herself, Jean’s creative spirit enriched the world around her including time spent with many friends at the Pleasant River Garden Club, a wide variety of art groups, and several Veterans’ organizations, a respectful dedication which she shared with her late husband. Jean’s kindness, artistic talents and unwavering love for both people and animals leave a lasting legacy.
She is survived by her siblings Ned I. Quinn, Richard W. Quinn, Nancy Helen Quinn and Sally Quinn Hendee, as well as her Driscoll stepchildren Sean, Ann Driscoll Marshall, Mark, former daughter-in-law, Kathy Dean Driscoll, and twelve grandchildren.