Sandra L. Driscoll, 68, passed away peacefully on January 28, 2020. She was born to James and Leda Fitch in Three Rivers, MI in 1951. Sandy led a life filled with service to others. She enjoyed being active with family and friends, and she particularly loved her time with her grandkids.
Sandy graduated from the Police Academy in December of 1973, and soon after, she married her academy sweetheart, Randall Driscoll, on February 6, 1974. Sandy and Randy celebrated 46 years together. She worked with the Mesa Police Department for 30 years, and after retirement, she worked with the Salvation Army. Sandy and Randy raised two sons: Darin G. Driscoll (Kathryn) of Peoria, IL and Brian N. Driscoll (Danielle) of Mesa, AZ.
Sandy loved her two sons and daughters-in-law, Kathryn R. Driscoll and Danielle M. Driscoll. Sandy especially loved her eight grandchildren: Jasmyne (21), Jordan (19), Helena (18), Franklin (16), Rhealynn (15), Forest (11), Lilian (8), and Anna (6).
Sandy was preceded in death by her father, James Fitch. Sandy is survived by her husband, Randy, children and grandchildren, mother (Leda Fitch), sisters, Cheryl Ball (LeeVan) and Jamie Brooks, and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held at Noon on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at the Mesa Salvation Army, 241 E 6th St., Mesa, AZ, 85201, with a visitation beginning two hours prior to the service. A grave site service will follow at the City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 N Center St., Mesa, AZ, 85201. Following the grave site service will be a reception at the Mesa Salvation Army. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the 100 Club of Arizona or the Salvation Army Mesa Citadel Corp.
Randy, Darin, and Kathryn, and Brian and Danielle, and Grandchildren, and Family. Sending our Sincere Condolences to you all. Thinking and praying at this time in your sorrow of your loved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sisters, Brothers, Parents, and other Loved Family Members. From Len Virtues” Sister and Brother In Law, from Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada.
Randy, Darin, Katie, Brian and families, our hearts our heavy with sadness. We’ve been blessed to call Sandy & Randy family for the past 20 years. Her passing from an earthly life leaves us grief stricken, but her goodness, spirit, and love will forever reside in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. We are keeping you close in prayer in the days ahead. Love,
We are so so sorry for everything going on. We love you guys and if you need anything let me know please. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers everyday even at work.
Sending my warmest and sincere condolences to the family. Praying for the family and friends that are mourning the loss of this truly loving and amazing women.
My heart goes out to each of you! I’m so very sad about the loss of Sandy. She was a vibrant, loving woman and will be very missed. My prayers are with you.
A woman police pioneer is lost to her family and peers. RIP Sandy.
Aunt Sandy, I love you. It will always be Aunt Sandy and Uncle Randy to me. My best friends just asked me what I was doing today, and without even thinking I said going to my Aunt Sandy’s for dinner! That is how much of an impact you will always have on me. You are and always will be a huge part in my life, and I love you like no other. You are my Aunt Sandy, and there is no other Aunt Sandy! I love you!
Sandy and I were hired by Mesa PD on the same day, September 1, 1973. I was always proud to be in the group that included the first two female officers on Mesa PD. Sandy was a good officer and we worked together for many years. She truly cared for people and her involvement in many wonderful programs, both at the police department and after her retirement, are a testament to the person she was. Our condolences to Randy, Darin & Brian and the entire Driscoll and Fitch families.