Obituaries

Sullivan, Dennis P.

November 5th, 2011

Dennis P. Sullivan, age 47, of Lowell, formerly of Wilmington, died peacefully surrounded by his family, at home on November 5, 2011, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Dennis was born in Somerville, MA, on December 24, 1963, he was the cherished son of Daniel F., Sr. and Evelyn B. (Shorey) Sullivan.  He lived in Somerville for a few years before moving to Wilmington as a young boy.

Dennis was educated in Wilmington and was a graduate of Wilmington High School, he went on to continue his education at ITT Technical Institute where he studied auto mechanics.   Dennis loved working on cars, it was a life-long passion of his, he was always helping his father in the garage from the time he was a young boy.  Dennis made a career as an auto mechanic until his illness forced his retirement.
 
Dennis was an avid Boston Bruins Fan, he watched the Bruins faithfully and was elated at this last Stanley Cup win. 
 
Dennis had a love of dogs, he had all different types of dogs, each one name after a Bruins players past and present.
 
Dennis will be fondly remembered for his love of music and his devotion to his family, he thoroughly enjoyed the holidays and family celebrations, spending time with his family, and he loved being a “Papa” to his grandchildren.
Dennis fought hard to overcome his illness, he showed strength and courage, never giving up, he will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Dennis was the beloved husband of Janean (Worley) Bordeleau Sullivan, cherished son of  Daniel F., Sr. and Evelyn B. (Shorey) Sullivan of Wilmington,
dear brother of Daniel F. Sullivan, Jr. & his wife Lorie of Wilmington, Debby A. Richard & her late husband Mark of Methuen, Marty J. Sullivan & his wife
Mary of Chandler, AZ, David M. Sullivan & his wife Liz of Wilmington, Donald M. Sullivan & his fiance Ashley Schnock of Mesa, AZ, devoted father of Renee J. Hanson
of Lowell and Angelique J. Bordeleau of Nashua, NH, loving “Papa” of Caleb, Ayla, Brendan, and Bryanna, wonderful uncle of Matthew, Daniel F. III, and Erin Sullivan, Matt, Mike, and Mark Daniel Richard, Kelly, Kyle, Kevin, Keith, Kimberly, Kathryn, Kristin, Kameron, and Kara Sullivan.  Dennis is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Thursday, November 10th at 9:00 a.m. followed by
a Funeral Mass in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 10:00 a.m.  Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting hours
Wednesday, November 9th from 4-8 p.m.  Memorial donations in Dennis’ name may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation, 540 Gallivan Blvd., Suite 200, Boston, MA  02124
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17 Entries in Guest Book for “Sullivan, Dennis P.”

  1. William W, DuBois says:

    To sully and Eve, my deepest smpathy goes out to your entire family for your loss, you are in my prayers.

  2. Karen (Bibeau) Kichton says:

    I am so sorry for your lose, my thoughts are with all of you

  3. Charlen & Dan says:

    To Aunt Evelyn, Uncle Danny, and all of your family, our hearts go out to you in this time of loss. May the strength of our Lord be there to hold you up when you need it. We are so sorry.

  4. Mike, Kathy, & Kaetlyn Costello says:

    Evelyn, Sully & Family -

    Our deepest condolences, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. You have our heartfelt sympathy -

    Love,
    Mike, Kathy & Kaetlyn

  5. Bev O'Connell-Rooney says:

    Dear Evelyn & Sully & Family,

    Very sorry to hear of the passing of your son. I hope that the good memories you shared with Dennis and the knowledge that he is finally at peace after such a long illness will help sustain you through this difficult time. My thoughts are with you -

    Bev

  6. Marie Woodland _Thompson says:

    So very sorry for your loss ,Thoughts are with you all

  7. Virginia Bossi says:

    Dear Auntie Evelyn, Uncle Sully and Family, Expressing sympathy is always difficult. Words are so inadequate at a time like this, but all we can say is how sorry we are. Please remember that your loss is shared by those who care and understand. May God’s love give you strength during your time of sorrow. Know that you are in our thoughts and our prayers……………Love, Ginny, Jim and Chris

  8. Judy O'Connell says:

    Dear Mr. & Mrs. Sullivan & Family,

    I am truly sorry to hear about the recent passing of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family now and in the future.

    Sincerely,
    Judy O’Connell

  9. Kelly (Hersom) Michaud says:

    Sully, Eve and Family,

    My heart is broken for all of you. Use each others stregnth to get thru this difficult time.
    Love Kelly

  10. to my dearest dad says:

    words can not express the loss I’ve been feeling lately and I pray every night that your at peace an no longer suffering . I try to talk to you all the time I’ve tried to write down feelings hoping I’d feel better but, nothing works . I fall alseep thinking of you ,wake up all night with you on my mind . the past couple days have been a daze .. I’m sure through time all families hearts will mend but I want you to know that it never took blood or a last name to make you the best dad in the world you will forever be missed by us and never forgotten , I love you always dad and your grandchildren do too

    Love your daughter

  11. Abou Diallo says:

    I have called you my dear friend for more than 20 years. You were always there for me.Fixing my car so I can take my family to my in-laws for thanksgiving.Always helping, always available to lend a hand.You were and still is in my heart a goog person to call a friend and hang out with.Love you and will never forget your smile.Miss you already my dear friend and may The lord be with you
    Your forever friend,
    Abou

  12. Dorene & Bruce says:

    Mr. & Mrs. Sullivan & Family,

    We are both very sorry to hear about the recent passing of Dennis. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family now and always.

    Sincerely,
    Dorene Bennett Messieri & Bruce Bennett

  13. Bill and Marie Longo says:

    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow.

  14. Andrea & Butchie Costello says:

    Evelyn, Sully & Family
    Our hearts break for all of you on the passing of Dennis.
    You are in our thoughts.

  15. Ed Keefe says:

    Evelyn, Sully & family. Please accept my deepest sympathy with the loss of your son Dennis. Words alone cannot express the pain I feel at this time for the extended Sullivan Family. Take care, & God bless ……………

  16. Tony Rowe says:

    We are very sorry to hear about your loss.Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.Tony and Laurie Rowe

  17. Deborah Lavigne says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
    My prayers are with you and your family.

    God bless.

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