Francis J. Sullivan

Francis J. Sullivan

October 5th, 1934 July 18th, 2019

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Obituary for Francis J. Sullivan

SULLIVAN, Francis J.

A longtime resident of Medford, Frank passed away peacefully on July 18, 2019. Beloved husband of 54 years to Diane L. (Delaney) of Medford. Son of the late Francis and Agnes (Dunn) Sullivan. Loving father of David Sullivan and his husband Dave Nuscher of Belmont, Michael Sullivan and his wife Lisa of Connecticut, Karen Sullivan and her husband Vince Mukkada of Ohio, and Kristen Mackenzie and her husband Jim of Arlington. Cherished "Papa" of Perry, Connor, Riley, Shea, Olivia, Maddie, Ellie, and Molly. Dear brother of Lorraine Holmes and her late husband Edward of Wakefield, and the late Leo Sullivan and his wife Patricia of Winthrop, and loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Frank grew up in East Boston, and he was a 1952 graduate of Boston College High School. He received bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering from Northeastern University. After college, Frank worked for several years at Sylvania in Waltham. While there, he met his wife Diane, and the two were married in 1964. Frank worked for 37 years at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, including 25 years as Vice President and then Senior Vice President of Facilities Planning and Engineering.

Frank was a dedicated member of the Medford community. He served for many years on the Medford Board of Appeals, and he was a longtime coach for Medford youth baseball and hockey. He was a parishioner at St. Raphael's Parish for over fifty years, and in retirement he helped supervise the construction of the new parish center.

Frank's funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Raphael Church, 512 High Street, Medford at 11 a.m. on Monday. Visiting hours will be held at the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut Street, Arlington, on Sunday from 4-7 p.m. and on Monday from 10-10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are warmly invited to attend. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank’s memory may be made to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, or St. Raphael Church, Medford, MA 02155.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 21st, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Keefe Funeral Home - Arlington
    5 Chestnut St.
    Arlington, Massachusetts
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    Sunday, July 21st, 2019
    4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saint Raphael Church
    512 High Street
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    Monday, July 22nd, 2019
    Rev. Paul Coughlin
  • Interment

    Oak Grove Cemetery
    236 Playsted Road
    Medford, MA
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Lisa William-Warner

We are deeply saddened by the news of your father’s passing. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and hearts. Marc and I understand the emotion that comes from losing a loving parent, which sounds like your father. Even in his absence, he will continue to guide, inspire and comfort you because he will live on in you and everyone else he ever touched. Sending you much love during this time of change.
Comment | Posted at 09:34pm via Condolence

Dave Sullivan

Thanks so much, Lisa and Marc!
Posted at 06:54pm

Richard Delaney

Our sincere condolences to you, Diane, and your family at the passing of Sully. He was a blessing to all that came i contact with him and he will be missed. My apologies for not being able to travel at this time to be present our condolences in person.
Richard & Joyce Delaney
Comment | Posted at 12:50pm via Condolence

Paul cabral

My prayers are with Frank this day
Paul cabral
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At this sorrowful period in your life, please accept my sincerest condolences for the death of your loved one.  Reflecting on the divine promises found in the Bible will give you hope and strength to keep going until all of Gods promises are fulfilled. (Romans 15:13)
Comment | Posted at 04:30pm via Condolence

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