ForeverMissed
      Carmela “Carm” M. Driscoll, 88, of Peoria, passed away peacefully at her home on August 7, 2019.
     A Celebration of Life will be at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue, in Peoria. Visitation will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Cremation rites have been accorded.
     Carm was born on March 22, 1931 in Peoria, a daughter of Michele and Concetta (Cotroneo) Zerbonia. She married Delmer Driscoll on July 5, 1952. He preceded her in death on December 18, 2014. She was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Vincent, Angelo and Joseph Zerbonia; and sisters, Margaret Foiles and Theresa Zerbonia.
     She is survived by her children, Michael (Julie) Driscoll of Peoria, Susan Driscoll of Peoria, Randy Driscoll of Morton, David (Donna) Driscoll of Morton and Diane Driscoll of Peoria; grandsons, Anthony Driscoll of Peoria and Andrew and Ryan Driscoll of Morton; and her cats, Ciara and Blu.
     Carm held several positions during her 15 years of employment at Caterpillar Inc., including secretary, receptionist, and aperture card analyst. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. She enjoyed traveling particularly to Italy and Palm Springs. She was a collector of many things, a gardener and a great cook. She will be greatly missed by her family, her many friends, neighbors and her cats.
 Memorial contributions may be made in Carm’s memory to Alley Cat Rescue Inc., PO Box 586, Mount Rainier, MD 20712 (www.saveacat.org) or American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, suite 300, Rockville, MD, 20852 (www.kidneyfund.org/get-involved/ways-to-give). 
  
Posted by Leia Springer on August 17, 2019
Remembering all the fun we had with flowers, painting, crafts and just enjoying time together.
My good friend will be missed. Prayers for the family.
I regret that I cannot be there today.
Roxie Lang
Posted by Douglas Adair on August 11, 2019
Dear Driscoll Family,
I've known your Mother and all of you for more than 50 years now. I know her passing brings her welcome relief and ends her suffering. She left indelible memories on all of us and it's these memories we have to cherish and keep alive. I had never eaten chicken and spaghetti until I had it at your house when I was in high school and I've never had any anywhere that was better than your Mom's. You guys were always loud but always lots of fun and expressed your love for each other in many ways. I called your house on Happ Lane so many times when I was a kid that I still remember it after all these years -- 265-5084. Like my memory of your Mom and Dad and all of you, it will be forever etched on my mind.
Love to all, Doug & Carla Adair
Posted by Sue Driscoll on August 9, 2019
I will miss and love you forever mom! You helped to shape me to the woman I am today and I thank you.
Posted by Anna Stommel on August 8, 2019
I am very sorry for your loss. Your Mom and my Mom were friends in Marquette Heights many, many years ago. My Mom's name was Nerina Cowser. David (maybe Susan) and I were little kids and then you all moved away. 

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Posted by Leia Springer on August 17, 2019
Remembering all the fun we had with flowers, painting, crafts and just enjoying time together.
My good friend will be missed. Prayers for the family.
I regret that I cannot be there today.
Roxie Lang
Posted by Douglas Adair on August 11, 2019
Dear Driscoll Family,
I've known your Mother and all of you for more than 50 years now. I know her passing brings her welcome relief and ends her suffering. She left indelible memories on all of us and it's these memories we have to cherish and keep alive. I had never eaten chicken and spaghetti until I had it at your house when I was in high school and I've never had any anywhere that was better than your Mom's. You guys were always loud but always lots of fun and expressed your love for each other in many ways. I called your house on Happ Lane so many times when I was a kid that I still remember it after all these years -- 265-5084. Like my memory of your Mom and Dad and all of you, it will be forever etched on my mind.
Love to all, Doug & Carla Adair
Posted by Sue Driscoll on August 9, 2019
I will miss and love you forever mom! You helped to shape me to the woman I am today and I thank you.
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Shared by Diane Lauterbach on August 9, 2019
I am so very sad and you will be missed by so many.  You touched many hearts with your genuine kindness.  You are free of  your hurt and pains to be with the grace of God.  My sincere condolences to Diane, Sue and family.  Hugs ❤