Obituary: Donald L. “Sully” Sullivan, 87
Apr 10, 2018 06:20AM
● By Theresa Gilman
Donald L. “Sully” Sullivan
Donald L. “Sully” Sullivan, age 87, a resident of Wilmington, MA for over 67 years passed away peacefully on February 21, 2018 in Boca Raton,FL, with his wife Patricia by his side.
Donald was born in Medford, MA on April 15, 1930; he was the son of the late Walter and Grace (Hazelton) Sullivan. Donald was raised in Medford, MA, attended Medford Schools, and was a graduate of Medford High School with the Class of 1949.
Donald was a hardworking family man who started the A & S Towing Company in 1975. In his spare time, he looked forward to spending time with his family and sitting out on the Lake in Maine.
Donald was the beloved husband of Patricia (Trout) Sullivan with whom he just celebrated their 66 wedding anniversary on October 13, 2017. He was the father of Patricia Nangle and husband George and their children Shawn, Kerry, and Ashley of Dracut, MA, Kenneth Sullivan and wife Sharon and their children Shelley, Daniel, Stephanie and Shannon of Wilmington, MA, Stacey Wonson and husband Glenn and their children Samantha, Jessica, and Megan of Lowell, MA, Paula Malfa and husband Steve and their children Nicole and Brittany of Tewksbury, MA, Kellie Naimo and husband Ronald and their children Nicholas and Benjamin of Pepperell, MA, Sandra MacDonald and husband Ernie and their children Adam, Christopher, and Patrick of Groveland, MA, Gary Sullivan of Wilmington, MA, Pamela Sullivan of Chelmsford, MA, Kevin Sullivan and wife Wendy and their children Kevin Jr., Craig, Karissa, Cassandra and Shane of Methuen, MA and Glenn Sullivan and wife Terri and their children Mary and Brian of Wilmington, MA. Donald was the oldest of seven siblings and is survived by Larry,Beverly,Patti, and Gordon and was predeceased by Lenore and Gene. He was the great grandfather to 5 great grandchildren and the uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA on Friday April 13th from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
A Funeral Mass for Donald will be held on Saturday April 14th in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA.
In Lieu of flowers, donations in Donald’s memory may be made to the Wilmington Senior Center, 15 School St., Wilmington, MA 01887. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com