Obituaries

Beverly A. “Bev” Sullivan

January 15th, 2017

Beverly A. Sullivan “Bev” (Hennessy), age 63, a life-long resident of Wilmington, died unexpectedly on January 14, 2017, at the Mass General Hospital in Boston.

Bev was born on July 26, 1953 in Winchester, MA; she was the cherished daughter of the late William and Anna Hennessy. Bev was raised in a wonderful and loving home where everyone was welcomed whether you were family, extended family, or a friend. Bev was educated in Wilmington and a graduate of Wilmington High School with the Class of 1971.

Family was everything to Bev and she showered them with unconditional love and support. Bev was very devoted to her children Lisa, Colin, and Mandy; she was always at their side for countless school activities, sporting events, band concerts, and every important milestone in their life. Bev looked forward to family holidays, vacations, and spending time with the kids blasting music, dancing around the kitchen, and cooking. Bev was known for her famous meatballs that were gobbled up by her granddaughter Aria who was her pride and joy.

Let’s not forget to mention that Bev was the “all time most avid” Bruins fan whether it was the “old time” Bruins team, past Bruins, or present Bruins she loved them all. Bev enjoyed watching games, going to games, and sharing her enthusiasm for the players. Bev was thrilled to be part of the Bruins victory parade on City Hall Plaza in Boston when they won the Stanley Cup; this is a memory that will be treasured by all who were with her.

For many years, Bev belonged to a bowling league in North Reading where she had a great time and made several life-long friends throughout the years.

At the time of her death, Bev was employed as a Medical Records Tech for Omni Care North Shore. Bev liked her job and she was very good at it; she had a great work ethic and good personality with her clients as well as her co-workers.

Bev will be fondly remembered for her love of family and friends; she was a wonderful daughter, mother, mother-in-law, Nana, sister, aunt, and a true friend to many. Bev will forever be missed in the hearts of those who loved her.

Bev was the beloved companion of the late Ed Morgan, devoted mother of Lisa Sullivan of Tewksbury, Colin Sullivan & wife Shannon of Billerica and Amanda “Mandy” Morgan of Wilmington. Loving “Nana” of Aria Sullivan, cherished daughter of the late William and Anna (Colucci) Hennessy, dear sister of Billy Hennessy & wife Debi of Hudson, NH. Bev is also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends, and her beloved cat Beau who was always at her side.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, January 19th at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 18th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donation in Bev’s memory may be made to the Boston Bruins Foundation, 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114.

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10 Entries in Guest Book for “Beverly A. “Bev” Sullivan”

  1. Mary Barry says:

    Lisa, Colin, Mandy, Billy & Debi,
    My heart breaks for you…I have so many great memories from my childhood living next door to the Hennessy’s…Bev will be missed by so many…You are all in my thoughts & prayers…

  2. Robin Medas says:

    I am at a loss for the proper words to describe how sad feel, Bev was such a good friend to me, I feel as though I lost a sister. Bless you Bev you will be missed.

  3. Veronica Tryon says:

    Bev, you will be missed here at Omnicare North Shore. We have had a gazillion of laughs and stories over the 10+ years we worked together. To your family, I am so sorry. She loved and enjoyed all of you.

  4. Joyce O'Dea says:

    Bev, I cannot find the words to describe how sad I feel girlfriend. We met when the kids were in Tball and then bowled together for years at Candlewood and the parties you had, dancing all night long, I can’t believe you are gone way so soon, You will be missed more than you will ever know.
    Till we meet again my friend, Rest in Peace.

  5. Stacie Murphy says:

    Lisa I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. She was always the kindest and sweetest woman. God Bless you Beverly <3

  6. Daniel Swanfeldt says:

    Amanda, My Heart is sad for your loss. Keep your head High and remember there lots of people thinking of You. If you need anything please reach out.Swany

  7. Gayle DeSantis says:

    Bev always had a smile for everyone. She will be missed. To her family, sorry for your loss.

  8. Kevin Murray says:

    Lisa and family. Sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Nancy McMahon says:

    Colin, So very sorry to hear about the sudden loss of your Mom–way too young. My heart goes out to you and your family. Take care of each other.

  10. Susan Barry Hewitt says:

    To Bev’s family,
    I was very saddened to hear about the loss of Beverly. She was a member of my WHS graduating class. She was a lovely person,friendlyu and outgoing and just seemed to enjoy life. She will be missed. I hope your happy memories
    will sustain you in this very difficult time. Rest in Peace Bev in God’s loving arms.

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