Blanche Todd Driscoll

Blanche Todd Driscoll, age 93, of Orlando, Florida passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, September 6, 2023.

Blanche was born on June 1, 1930, in Venice (Sarasota County), Florida, one of seven children of Harry and Mattie (Jones) Todd. The family moved to Pinecastle, and she began working at Strouds in downtown Orlando. She never met a stranger and had a wonderful witty personality.

After only knowing each other a few weeks, Blanche married the love of her life, William (Bill) Driscoll on March 7, 1951, and was married until he passed April 20, 2018. She loved being a wife, but her greatest joy came when she had her children, Peggy and Susan. Her passion was cooking. She loved making cookies, pies, glazed pecans, and her secret recipe of saltine cracker candy. She enjoyed playing cards (canasta, hand and foot) and winning! She was a fierce competitor. She often said that she thought it was wonderful being a mother, but when she became a grandmother/nana, that all changed. Her grandchildren were her life.

She loved them with all of her being. Her heart was overjoyed when she then became a great-grandmother – holding her 3-month-old great-grandchild only a few weeks before she passed. A day didn’t go by without someone saying to her that they loved her smile. It made a difference to so many people – even in her last days. During her younger years, she served in many different areas at her church and touched many lives. In the last three years, she loved watching David Jeremiah, David Uth and Charles Stanley. When others didn’t want to watch it, she said they should – they needed it. She was a woman of faith and read Our Daily Bread devotions.

Blanche is survived by Peggy Fox and Susan Evans (Mike); four grandchildren, Cheryl Fox-Toste (Jason), Heather Fox, Kyle Evans (Emily), and Kelsey Evans-Amalu (Osita), six great-grandchildren, Amalea Toste, Jase Toste, Addison Evans, Kennedy Evans, William (Will) Evans and Zirachi Amalu.

A private family graveside service will be held on September 23, 2023, at Greenwood Cemetery. Chaplain Steve Parker will officiate.

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