Funeral to be held Thursday for Quincy firefighter

Funeral to be held Thursday for Quincy firefighter

QUINCY, Mass. — A Quincy firefighter, who died suddenly last week, will be laid to rest Thursday.

Jonathan O'Driscoll, of Ladder Company 2 in Wollaston, passed away on October 9.

The 34-year-old was born in Ireland, graduated from North Quincy High School in 2004, then went on to serve in the United States Marine Corps for four years.

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"He started working his dream job six years ago after being accepted to serve as a Quincy firefighter," according to his obituary. "His firefighting brothers became his second family."

O'Driscoll had two jobs to support his family and often volunteered for charitable events during his time off, Quincy Firefighters IAFF Local 792 said in a statement.

"He was a great 'Jake' who loved fighting fires," the union added. "Early in his career, he obtained a spot on Ladder 2, which responds to every fire in the city. Jonathan's loss is already felt deeply within the department, as he was loved by all."

O'Driscoll leaves behind his wife, Alyson, and son, Nolan.

A celebration of life service will be held at Keohane Funeral Home in Quincy at 9:45 a.m. on Thursday. A funeral Mass at St. Ann Parish in Quincy will follow.

Quincy Police said Hancock Street will be closed intermittently on Thursday between 10-10:45 a.m. and 11:30-11:45 a.m. for the funeral procession. Drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible.