Ronald D. Sullivan

February 18th, 2019

Ronald D. Sullivan Sr., fondly known as “Herman” to his family, friends and co-workers, age 71, a life-long resident of Wilmington passed away unexpectedly on February 16, 2019, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington.

Ron was born on July 15, 1947, in Woburn, MA; he was the dear son of Daniel and Dorothy Sullivan. Ron was raised and educated in Wilmington.

Ron married his “sweetheart” Claire Gagnon in 1966; the couple raised a wonderful family of five children and were proud grandparents of five grandchildren as well. Ron loved his family with all his heart; when his kids were younger, he enjoyed taking them on little trips and going to amusement parks. As his “boys” got older he loved to work on trucks with them and meet them every Sunday for their weekly breakfast. Ron adored his only daughter, Maureen, who passed away this past May; he missed her every day. Ron was a very proud “Papa” who looked forward to going to the White Mountains in New Hampshire with his grandchildren; these were some of the most memorable trips for him.

Ron enjoyed being a truck driver for his son’s company, Robert D. Sullivan Trucking Company; he was a hard worker and got along great with all the “guys”.

In his spare time, Ron, like to go to car shows, especially the “oldies”, he also like going to swap meets and flea markets where he looked for something unique and a good bargain.

Ron will be fondly remembered as a “great guy” who had a heart of gold and an infectious smile. Ron treated everyone so kind and would go out of his way to help anyone. He will be forever in the hearts of those he loved.

Ron was the beloved husband of 52 years to Claire L. (Gagnon) Sullivan, devoted father of Ronald D. Sullivan, Jr. & his wife Sherry of Derry, NH, Robert Sullivan & his partner Christine Brady of Lowell, Christopher Sullivan & his wife Ronda of Derry, NH, Richard Sullivan & his partner Mary Hunt of Raymond, NH and the late Maureen Sullivan. Loving “Papa” of Jewel, Jade, Daniel, Nicholas and Caleb, cherished son of the late Daniel and Dorothy Sullivan, dear brother of Arthur Sullivan & wife Janice of Hudson, NH, Robert Sullivan & wife Deborah of Bedford, David Sullivan of Wilmington, Joseph Sullivan of Tewksbury, Dorothy Storer & husband Dwight of Wilmington, the late Jeannette Williamson, Daniel, Michael and Freddie Sullivan. Ron is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Friday, February 22nd at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, February 21st from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in Ronald’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


5 Entries in Guest Book for “Ronald D. Sullivan”

  1. Vincent D'errico says:

    Prayers are with Ron and his family. May you rest in peace. Please pray for this family, as they have gone through such a horrific time with family members passing way to soon. I will have a mass for Ron at the Franciscan Monastery in Kennebunk Maine where I work the 8:00 am Mass.

  2. Nancy Gagnon says:

    Rest in peace Ronnie. You were a great husband and father and grandfather and friend to many. You will be missed by all who knew you.

  3. Mikey Bartlett says:

    Herman you’ll always be remembered.

  4. Neil morris says:

    Ronnie (Herm) I never saw him without a hat or a smile You will be missed Rest in Peace

  5. Michael,Brenda,& Caryssa Ingersoll says:

    We are so sorry to hear the sad news. May you find the strength from all the love and support to help you through these tough times. God Bless You All. Love, Michael, Brenda, and Caryssa.

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