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Richard T Sullivan

September 17, 1928 - November 14, 2023


Obituary For Richard T Sullivan

Richard Thomas Sullivan, of West Peabody, entered earthly life on September 17, 1928, and entered eternal life on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at the age of 95.

He was the husband of the late Maria (Costanza) Sullivan with whom he shared 42 years of marriage.

Born in Wilmington, the son of the late Walter and Elsie (Huard) Sullivan, he grew up in Chelsea and moved to Peabody in 1961 from the altar. A graduate of Immaculate Conception High School in Revere, he often recalled those years with great affection.

Since its inception in 1962, he was a faithful and active member of St. Adelaide parish, his beloved spiritual home. From there, he made many lifelong friendships and as a daily communicant, he cherished his time of prayer and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, always with intentions for his family. He lived his life devoted to his Roman Catholic faith and his family.

Surviving him is his daughter Audrey of Peabody. In addition, his 102-year-old sister Geraldine Familitti of Wilmington, and his younger Brother and Sister-in-law Owen and Mary of Hampstead NH, and many nieces and nephews. As one of nine children, he was predeceased by his siblings Pauline Harrington, Edward, Walter, Paul, John and Donald.

His funeral will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Adelaide’ s Church, 708 Lowell St., Peabody. Services will begin at 10 am with the recitation of the Holy Rosary. Please gather directly at the church. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting hours on Sunday at Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody from 2:00 until 5:00 P.M. Relatives and friends kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to St Adelaide Church, 708 Lowell St., Peabody, or St Jude’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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  • 11/20/2023

    Audrey - our condolences on the passing of your dad - He reminds me of very dear friend who lived his catholic faith every minute of every day - he was also from Chelsea -God bless- Emily Romano

  • 11/19/2023

    I have had a heavy heart since hearing of Mr Sullivan's passing this morning. Remembering him takes me back to times when him and Mrs Sullivan would get together with my parents Rita and Ted-the good old days! Also the Sullivan's were close with the other wonderful group of families from St Adelaide's church such as the Carne's, the O'Connell's, the Murray's, the Tripoli's and others. If they weren't at a church social dance they were at one another's house for parties such as Halloween or for another reason which usually ended with everyone gathered around a dining room table sipping coffee and eating pastries. Audrey I am so sorry for your loss your dad was one of the nicest and classiest people I ever knew... Tony Baltas

  • 11/19/2023

    Uncle Rich will always be remembered with Love, Respect and Gratitude. He will be greatly missed. Joe and Jamie Sullivan

  • 11/18/2023

    My greatest memory was when Nana lived on Clark Ave and I would go every Sunday morning and spend time with Nana Uncle Rich still lived home he come down the stairs and I was so scared of him because he wore glasses . Then I got older and loved him for the great Nan he was . You will be missed .

  • 11/17/2023

    Dick was always cheerful. We first met many years ago as employees of New England Telephone in Boston. Later we were reacquainted at my former parish of St Adelaide. Condolences to the family. Anne M Mullen

  • 11/17/2023

    Maria, I am so sorry to hear about your father. He would always tease me about sitting at the back of the church. I enjoyed the years that we bowled together in Danvers. He will be missed. Sheila McKeering

  • 11/16/2023

    Uncle Richard was like a grandfather to my kids and he was my sons godfather. Uncle Richard always had fun with all of us from being on the pond to skate and our family softball games when we were all younger. He was very special to all of us. We will miss you and love you.


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    Andrea DeMarchi sent Sweet Moments for Richard T Sullivan - November 18, 2023

    Audrey-May your many years of memories carry you through & ease his transition to be with your Mom. I wish I could reciprocate what you did for me with my Mum & Dad. Love and sympathy, Andrea & Mully

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    Loving Lilies and Roses Bouquet was sent for Richard T Sullivan - November 17, 2023

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