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Gerald K. Driscoll EAST RANDOLPH — Gerald K. "Jerry" "JD" "Pop" Driscoll passed away peacefully at home Monday evening, Dec. 31, 2018, surrounded by his loving family, Sue Sheridan, Shawn and Tina Driscoll and Brian Rogers. Jerry was born June 29, 1942, the son of James Leslie Driscoll and Faye Amelia Jordan Driscoll, in Monroe. Maine. He was married in 1965 to the love of his life, Sandra Marie Cushman. They remained joined as one, only to be separated by her death in December of 2008. Jerry and his family moved to Vermont in 1972 where Jerry raced cars at Thunder Road, Catamount Speedway, in late model Sportsman division. He worked as the chief mechanic at Midtown Chrysler Plymouth in Barre. Jerry went back to school and got his teaching degree and taught recreational agriculture at the Randolph High School Vo-Tech Center until 1982. At that time, Jerry retired and started working at one of his other many talents. Everyone who knows Jerry well knows that he loved to be gardening. It seemed as if Jerry had a green thumb, possibly even two. Jerry was a very prominent race car driver, successful and well-known and liked in many different genres of the sport. He did circle track racing, drag racing, road racing and mountain racing. He ended his career mountain racing, in which he was very successful. He raced at Mount Washington, Pikes Peak, Colorado, and anything big or small in-between. In 2011, Jerry's last year of racing, he set the now very prominent new speed record at Mount Washington in New Hampshire of 114.6 miles per hour only two days before his 69th birthday, pretty fast for an old guy. Jerry touched so many people's lives over the years. There are way too many to list. Jerry was a true artist who worked with every medium, including paint, wood, steel and clay; it didn't matter, he was awesome at all of them. But I think the best medium Jerry ever worked with was people. He could make you reach your potential without you really even knowing that you were trying. Jerry is survived by his daughter, Sue Ann Sheridan and husband Bob Sheridan, both of Randolph; his son, Shawn Driscoll and wife Tina Driscoll, of Washington, Maine; his grandchildren Brian Rogers, of East Randolph, Stephen Rogers, of Florida, Joshua Rogers, of Killington, Rebecca Driscoll, of Washington, Maine, Kaylynn Bradley Johnson, of Vermont, Forrest Lamphere, of Colorado Springs, Colorado; his great-grandchildren Mason Butterfield, 6 years old, and Logan Butterfield, both of Washington, Maine, Aiden Rogers and Owen Rogers, both of Killington, Aiden Bradley Johnson and Colton Bradley Johnson, both of Vermont; and many others of his family too numerous to list. There will be a celebration of life Saturday, June 29, 2019, with the party starting at 4:20 p.m. at JD's Place with a covered-dish picnic-type thing, BYOB, bonfires, evening fireworks. Please wear red, white and blue to celebrate JD's final ride. Online condolences may be left at www.dayfunerals.com. Arrangements are by the Day Funeral Home.

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