By SCOTT JACKSON
An online fundraiser to benefit the family of a late Quincy firefighter raised more than $16,000 in its first day.
The fundraiser in memory of Jonathan W. O’Driscoll went online Tuesday on the website GoFundMe. More than $16,600 had been raised as of Wednesday afternoon.
O’Driscoll, age 34, died suddenly on Oct. 9. He is survived by his wife Alyson and their young son, Nolan.
O’Driscoll was born in Ireland and was a 2004 graduate of North Quincy High School. He then served four years in the United States Marine Corps.
O’Driscoll had been a Quincy firefighter for the past six years. He was a member of the Nickerson Post in Squantum and a former the Carpenters Union, Local 33.