Obituaries: Richard H. Driver


Richard H. Driver, 66, of Bristol passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, November 10, 2016.  He was the loving husband of 34 years to Barbara (Sweitzer) Driver.


Richard was born on August 26, 1950 in Skowhegan, ME son of the late Mary Driver Bessey and Herschel Driver.  Richard loved to fish, play cribbage, chess and pinochle.  He also loved to spoil the family Maine Coon cat, Merlin.


In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Mark Driver of Bristol, Richard R. Driver and his wife Nancy of Salem, MA and Donna Scott and her husband William of New Smyrna Beach, FL.  Also his mother-in-law Barbara Sweitzer of Plainville; brothers-in-law Mark Sweitzer, III and his wife Shannon of East Berlin, Keith Sweitzer and his recently departed wife Lisa of Lebanon; nephews Mark Sweitzer, IV and Ryan Sweitzer of East Berlin; 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.  Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers Donald Driver and Harry Bessey all of ME.


Family and friends are invited to calling hours between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2016 at O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave., Forestville (Bristol).  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made directly to the family.  To leave an online message of condolence or to share a memory or photo, please visit Richard’s memorial page at