I stumbled on this while searching for a Driscoll family out of NY and am just curious - did you find your dad? I was estranged from my dad most of my life (since age 2) until he reached out to me on my wedding day when I was 32! We stayed in contact until he passed away a few years ago. That's whats prompted this ancestry quest: his wife gave me some family papers & I discovered a Driscoll connection. Have been trying to track it ever since. I just wanted to let you know your post touched me because I can relate to being estranged from a parent. I hope the 2 of you reconnected, but regardless of the outcome, I hope you are at peace with everything.
All the best,