James A. Sullivan

January 23, 2002

Sullivan – of Winchester, formerly of Everett, January 23rd, James A., beloved husband of the late Lucille E. (Killian) Sullivan. Devoted father of James W., Gerard P. of Woburn, and Mary Donald of Winchester. Loving grandfather of Katie, Patrick, and Megan Sullivan, and Alexandra Donald. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, January 26th, at 9:30 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Saturday morning from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Interment in Holy Hood Cemetery, Brookline. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 186 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02143. Decorated Army veteran, WW II.

OBITUARY:

James A. Sullivan of Winchester passed away Wednesday, January 23rd after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Lucille (Killian ) Sullivan who died in 1996. Mr. Sullivan would have observed his ninety-second birthday on Thursday.

Born in Canada, he moved to Boston at an early age and was educated there, graduating from Jamaica Plain High School.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the Mediterranean. A decorated soldier, he was awarded many distinguished honors including the Purple Heart, for injuries sustained in the war.

Having moved to Everett, where he raised his family, Mr. Sullivan began working for the United States Postal Service, where he remained for thirty-four years/ He retired as Superintendent of the Watertown Postal Service.

Mr. Sullivan was a very loving, dedicated family man, having spent a great deal of time with his own children, and later his dear grandchildren. He was a man of great faith and had a love of music.

He was very involved with the patients at the Veteran’s Hospital, volunteering to assist those who had lost their sight while serving their country. Dedicated to assisting with their rehabilitation, he had a regime of exercises in which he involved the patients at the hospital.

In addition to his wife Lucille, Mr. Sullivan was predeceased by five brothers and one sister.

He is survived by his daughter Mary A. Donald of Winchester and two sons James W. and Gerard of Woburn and his beloved grandchildren: Katie, Patrick and Megan Sullivan, and Alexandra Donald.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, January 26th, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Saturday morning from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Holy Hood Cemetery, Brookline.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in Mr. Sullivan’s memory to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 186 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02143.

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