William "Bill" R. Sullivan

December 26th, 1931 July 13th, 2020

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Obituary for William "Bill" R. Sullivan

SULLIVAN, William "Bill" R. of Somerville, formerly of Cambridge and Arlington. Peacefully on July 13, 2020. Beloved son of the late William F. Sullivan and Christine (Warner). Born in Cambridge on December 26, 1931, he was 88 years old. Loving brother of the late Dorothy M. Starner, Charles Sullivan, Mary Barnard, and Theresa Sullivan Cavicchi. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. Longtime devoted friend of Forrest Ireland of Melrose. Late Korean War Army Veteran. A Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 from 10AM-11AM in St. John's Church, 2254 Mass Ave, NORTH CAMBRIDGE. His Funeral Mass will immediately follow in the church at 11AM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. All attendees are required to wear face coverings, and practice social distancing when greeting the family. A Private Burial will be held at the MA National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers donations in Bill’s memory may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 2999 Schurz Ave, The Bronx, NY 10465. We encourage family and friends to visit to offer condolences at this time by means of the online guestbook.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saint John the Evangelist
    2254 Massachusetts Avenue
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Tuesday, August 11th, 2020
    10:00am - 11:00am
  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saint John the Evangelist
    2254 Massachusetts Avenue
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Tuesday, August 11th, 2020
  • Interment

    MA National Cemetery
    Address Not Available

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John Coleman Walsh

Coley Walsh
I first met Billy in 1959 as a newly ordained priest sent to St. Mary’s in Cambridge. His kindly and generous manner marked our friendship thru the years even after I had left active ministry and got married. But Bill’s Service to St. Mary’s continued thru the years serving the parish and not just individual priests. He was a wonderful person and a dear friend.
Comment | Posted at 11:17am via Condolence


UNCLE BILLY, My Friend and my Uncle, a better person
I have never known! You will be missed by many.
Comment | Posted at 02:23pm via Condolence

Jim Welch

My Best Friend, John “Sully” Sullivan introduce me to his wonderful Mother, Theresa and Uncle Billy and it remain one of the happiest memories of my life knowing them both. Rest In Peace, Uncle Billy, and thank you for so many happy times and laughs.
Comment | Posted at 10:08pm via Condolence

Linda Sullivan

A wonderful dedicated Veteran, Son, Brother and Uncle and True friend to so many. You helped everyone who needed it and More.The church was your second Home.
May you Rest In Peace and rejoin all your loved ones.
Love Linda Sullivan
Comment | Posted at 06:58pm via Condolence

margery murphy

Bill was a long time family friend. he often celebrated his Christmas birthday with us on the eve. we enjoyed
chatting with him at all the church functions. he gave great service to the church especially the notre dame nuns. he will be missed.
Comment | Posted at 10:44am via Condolence

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