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Marie Sullivan

September 05, 1943 - June 25, 2022

Marie Sullivan

September 05, 1943 - June 25, 2022


Obituary For Marie Sullivan

Marie (DeLeo) Sullivan, 78, of Peabody, died Saturday evening surrounded by her family at home following a lengthy illness. She was the beloved wife of Vincent Sullivan with whom she shared over 51 years of marriage.

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Mary (Buscanera) DeLeo. She was raised in the North End of Boston and was a graduate of Julie Billiart School in Boston, class of 1962. She has lived in Peabody for the past 45 years.

Marie was a member of St. Adelaide Church for over 40 years. She sang in the choir for over 30 years during that time and was also a soloist as well. Marie was very enthusiastic and passionate about her volunteering over the years. Among her many organizations she volunteered for were My Brothers Table and Hospice of the North Shore. She also helped organize a food drive for people in Mississippi in 1997 and helped fill three truck loads of food and supply for the victims of the floods there in just 3 days. She also volunteered at St. Adelaide Church and other parishes as well and was the recipient of the Cheverus Award for outstanding Parishioner given by Cardinal Sean O’Malley. She enjoyed cooking for family and would often invite people in her home who were less fortunate to enjoy a meal. She also was a member of the 3rd order of the Carmelite.

Besides her loving husband of 51 years, she is survived by her three sons, Sean Sullivan and his partner Anthony of Smithfield, RI, Kevin Sullivan and his wife Sylvia of Bedford, NH, and Christopher Sullivan of Peabody, her brothers-in-law, Joseph Sullivan of Walpole and William Sullivan of Peabody and sisters-in-law Paula Frawley of Brighton, Joan DeLeo of Nashua, NH and Joan Sullivan of Dennisport, and by her beloved three grandchildren, Corey, Brenden, and Julia Sullivan. She was predeceased by her brother, Alfred DeLeo and her grandson, Ryan Sullivan.

The family would like to thank Nancy Borgatti-Krouse, RN and all the nurses and staff from VNA Care for the professionalism, caring and compassion over the last three years. The family is deeply grateful for all their services.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday June 30 at 11:00 AM at St. Adelaide’s Church, Lowell St, Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Lake St, Peabody. There will be no visiting hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to either the Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452 www.alz.org/MANH or the VNA Care Hospice, 100 Trade Center, Suite G 500, Woburn, MA 01801 www.vnacare.org

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  • Marie was a lovely caring woman. I enjoyed singing with her in St. Adelaides church choir. Marie loved singing and we sang together for my cousins funeral several years ago. My wife Barbara and I entertained Marie and Vinny, in our home, at our yearly Christmas party. May she Rest In Peace, Amen

  • We are so sorry for your loss. She was a great singer in the church. We will miss her.

  • So very sorry to read of Marie's passing. We have wonderful memories of our Kevins' swimming together at Paul Lydon's...we certainly had lots of laughs! The D'Ambrosio family

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