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William Dennis O'Driscoll

December 27, 1940 ~ September 19, 2020 (age 79)


WATERTOWN, NY — W. Dennis O’Driscoll, 79, passed away Saturday morning, Sept. 19, 2020, at Samaritan Summit Village where he had been a resident since March.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Cleveland Funeral Home of Watertown, NY.

Born Dec. 27, 1940, to the late John W. and Dorothy (Christman) O’Driscoll, he graduated from Immaculate Heart Academy in 1961 and later in life took classes at Jefferson Community College.

Dennis worked for the City of Watertown Department of Public Works for 37 years retiring in 2004.

Dennis was a communicant of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Watertown. He was kind and very generous in supporting humanitarian causes. One of his favorites was in paying it forward to Immaculate Heart Central (Academy) so that others would be able to attend as he had. He was known for his love of books and reading and was well versed in all the sciences. He could be seen often at the movie theater in the mall or filling up at a good church dinner.

He enjoyed over 100 white-water rafting trips down the Black River.

Dennis is survived by a brother and his wife, Stephen and Susan O’Driscoll, The Woodlands, TX, and his “adopted family” Kathleen and Mark Pierce and Maret and Sean Salsbury and their families.

A graveside service for Dennis will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Glenwood Cemetery, Watertown. All are invited to attend with face masks and social distancing required.
Memorial donations may be made to Immaculate Heart Central School, 1316 Ives St, Watertown, NY 13601 or Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 320 W. Lynde St, Watertown, NY 13601.
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Graveside Service
October 3, 2020

11:00 AM
Glenwood Cemetery, Watertown


Immaculate Heart Central School
1316 Ives St, Watertown NY 13601

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church
320 W. Lynde St, Watertown NY 13601

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