March 2016

Robert J. “Sully” Sullivan Died: March 15, 2016

Sully” passed away on Tuesday March 15th at the West Revere Health Center where he was receiving supportive care for the past several days following a lengthy illness. He was 73 years of age. Born in Cambridge on March 18th, 1942 he was one of four children of the late Daniel J. and Grace R. (Cooper) Sullivan. He attended St. Mary’s Parochial School in Cambridge. His family later settled in Somerville where he attended and graduated from Somerville High School. Sully enlisted in the Army and served during the Vietnam Era. He was honorably discharged at the rank of PFC and returned to Somerville. A resident of Everett for many years, he worked as a Teamster/Truck Driver, driving large tanker trucks with White Fuel for over twenty years. He later worked for the USPS in South Boston at the South Postal Annex as a building Custodian. He settled on Admirals Hill in Chelsea together with his wife ten years ago. After retiring and up to a year ago, Sully volunteered his time as grounds keeper at the Immaculate Conception parish in Everett. In his lifetime Sully enjoyed walking along Revere Beach and summers following the Red Sox. He was a proud and longtime member of Teamsters Local 25, Boston. Sully is survived by his beloved wife and companion of 40 years, Cheryl A. (White) Sullivan. Devoted father and step-father of Kim O’Brien and her husband James of Bradford, Shawn White and his wife Rosa of Everett, Christopher White of Boston, Kenneth White and his wife Cheryl of West Springfield. Dear brother of Lillian Sullivan of Arlington, Diane Sullivan of Stoneham and Daniel Sullivan of Tyngsboro. Cherished grandfather of Brant and Corbin O’Brien, Shawn Michael White, Olivia and Vivienne White.