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09/02/20 - NNHS Newsletter - Jeanne Bennett Driscoll

Barbara Jeanne Bennett Driscoll
(22 Jan 1930 - 28 Aug 2020)

Newport News High School Class of February 1947

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  
 
   The sad news continues today.
Jeanne Bennett Driscoll, Class of February 1947, sister of the late Robert Bennett, passed away in Newport News on Friday, August 28, 2020. 


From the Daily Press and Peninsula Funeral Home - 09/02/20:

                     Jeanne Bennett Driscoll
 
   

NEWPORT NEWS - Barbara “Jeanne” Driscoll, 90, passed away peacefully at her eldest daughter, Carolyn’s, home on August 28, 2020 after a long illness.

She was born on January 22, 1930 in Cape Charles, VA but raised on the Peninsula, and was a 1947 graduate of Newport News High School.

Jeanne was a woman of devoted religious faith who regularly attended mass and social functions at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, in Newport News, until no longer able.

She was a devoted wife, mother, and friend to her family and those who knew her. She will be remembered as an opinionated and strong-willed woman with a passion for life, yet with a tender and calm demeanor that was truly unsurpassed.

Jeanne was a career-oriented woman who retired as a civil servant, earning numerous awards while working for NASA and DOD, and later in the private sector for a number of years.

 

 
 
 


A memorable highlight for her while at NASA, when attending a party in Houston, was being introduced to the original seven astronauts. She said, ‘they were all fine gentlemen’. Jeanne loved reading, boating, gardening, traveling, being with friends, and seeing new places. All of the holiday and family gatherings at her home will be treasured forever.

Jeanne entrusted her affairs, during the past seven years of her life, to her youngest daughter, Donna, who was unwavering in the support and love she provided for her mother.

A special thank you is extended to the Riverside Hospice Staff, especially Katherine Hughes, Jennifer with Brightstar In-Home Care, plus Bernadette Branch, who provided much appreciated companionship to Jeanne early on, with assisted living.

Jeanne was left to cherish the memories of her late husband, William “Eddie” Driscoll, parents Percy and Mary “Nanny” Karpa Bennett Bull, and brother, Robert “Bobby” Bennett.

Now, those of us left to cherish the memories of Barbara Jeanne, include her three daughters, Carolyn Gregory, Sandra Zumbrun (Henry), and Donna Barrows (Danny); her grandchildren, Kevin Gregory (Laura), Kris Gregory, Amanda Kulawik (Brandon), and Bryan Barrows (Christina); and her great grandchildren, Brielle, Ayla, Benjamin, and Madelon.

Services are private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.  

Published in Daily Press on September 2, 2020

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September 02, 2020

My deepest condolences and sympathies to her family and friends.

~ Pam Hale Johnson
 


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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Driscoll's family and friends at this difficult time.


  Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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  O Sacred Head Now Wounded

Text: Anonymous; trans. by Paul Gerhardt and James W. Alexander
Music: Hans L. Hassler, 1564-1612; harm. by J.S. Bach, 1685-1750


1. O sacred Head, now wounded,
with grief and shame weighed down,
now scornfully surrounded
with thorns, thine only crown:
how pale thou art with anguish,
with sore abuse and scorn!
How does that visage languish
which once was bright as morn!

2. What thou, my Lord, has suffered
was all for sinners' gain;
mine, mine was the transgression,
but thine the deadly pain.
Lo, here I fall, my Savior!
'Tis I deserve thy place;
look on me with thy favor,
vouchsafe to me thy grace.

3. What language shall I borrow
to thank thee, dearest friend,
for this thy dying sorrow,
thy pity without end?
O make me thine forever;
and should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never
outlive my love for thee.


"O Sacred Head" midi courtesy of http://romaaeterna.web.infoseek.co.jp/basil/sb038.html - 04/08/06

"O Sacred Head" lyrics courtesy of http://www.hymnsite.com/lyrics/umh286.sht - 04/08/06

Image of Charles Bosseron Chambers' Painting, "The Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ", courtesy
of http://www.restoredtraditions.com/Sacred_heart_Jesus_Christ_CBChambers.aspx - 03/11/09

Image of Zabateri's Painting, "The Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ", courtesy
of http://www.restoredtraditions.com/Sacred_Heart_Jesus_Christ_Catholic_art_print_Zabateri.aspx - 03/11/09

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 03/15/05

Red Roses Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment, but it's been in my files since 02/01/05.

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