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Donald L. Sullivan

April 4th, 2018

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

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8 Entries in Guest Book for “Donald L. Sullivan”

  1. Pat & Rita King says:

    Donny was a great guy. He always had a smile on his face & ready for a good laugh. He will be missed. Pat King WPD

  2. Sharon (Dukus) Havens says:

    Dear Sullivan Family,
    I did not know your beloved Father, Don, however do know a great legacy of strong family bonds and love were established by him. My Mom, Emily Dukus still resides on Middlesex Avenue at the age of 95. I was a friend to daughter, Pamela many years ago after HS when we worked together.
    I live in Brookline NH and I would love to hear from you.
    Please accept my condolences for the loss of your Dad.
    Sharon Havens

  3. Matt Donnelly says:

    Impish eyes and grin, gravelly voice, crushing handshake, spontaneous burst, hardworker, tenacious, Catholic, big laugh, stubborn, loyal, faithful, regular communicant, God loves the Irish and Donny fits the bill, so its simple to me…St. Michael in his blue and gray cruiser with lights flashing and siren wailing gave Donny an escort to the pearly gates where St. Peter was waiting and swung the gates wide, the fix was in. Thats the way it goes when your Irish and Donny Sullivan…and you have a great lady like Pat at your side and who has your back to support you, present you in your best light, soften your edges, grease the skids and make it happen. God love ya Donny. Our prayers are with you and your entire family. Janet Flaherty and Matt Donnelly

  4. Pat Brennan says:

    Pat, so sorry for your loss. Didn’t know him for very long, but when he came to the senior center he always had a smile. Stay strong you have a lot of years with happy memories

  5. Bob and Eleanor Krasco says:

    We will miss our friend and Maine neighbor. Our sincere condolences to the entire Sullivan family. Bob, Eleanor, Nick and Allie Krasco.

  6. Frank West says:

    To the Sullivan family – Karen and I are saddened by your loss. Mr. Sullivan was a good man. We will keep the Sullivan family in our prayers.

  7. Heather Dunham(Copp) says:

    Pat and family
    So sorry to learn of Sully’s passing. I have so many great memories of your family living across the street. It seemed as if Birchwood road was one big playground. I fondly remember you ,Sully and Kenneth coming to New Brunswick for my wedding . He was one of a kind and will be missed by many. God Bless

  8. Inger(Lisa) and Stewart says:

    Pat and family
    We just heard that Don passed and our thoughts are with you. We were wondering why we hadn’t seen you on the beach as usual, but we understand now. Don was such a great guy who always had a smile on his face and some important information to pass on. You were always our favorite neighbors at Sweetwater Lane. We love you both and hope to see you soon.

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