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“John it was nice knowing you may you R.IP my friend and co worker John Devlin ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: John Devlin - Hudson, MA - Friend

“John nice knowing you rest in peace my friend. Co worker ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: John Devlin - Hudson, MA - Friend

“May you rest in peace John. It was a pleasure knowing you ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Jason Devane - Coworker

“I used to caddy with John (Sully) as we called him and he always had great stories. He will truly be missed ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Joseph Carlo - MA - Acquaintance

“I am very sorry to hear of John's passing. We worked together at Viti Mercedes-Benz many years ago. We had some laughs! Rest In Peace John. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Dwight Fletcher - Port Charlotte, FL

“I caddied at Oakley CC in watertown from 1979-89.John was a little older than us but he said to call him Sully.John was such a great mentor to me. He...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: brian killilea - watertown, MA

“R I P John, take it easy ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Steven Johnson - Waltham - Friend


Waltham – Mr. John J. Sullivan III, of Waltham, died Saturday, November 16, 2019 in Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge after being stricken ill with cancer. He was 59.

John was born in Waltham on April 4, 1960, the son of the late John J. and Eleanor M. (McCoole) Sullivan. He leaves behind his sister, Maureen Sullivan of Lincoln, and numerous close friends including June Conway of Waltham.

A lifelong Waltham resident he was a graduate of Waltham High School with the class of 1978 and earned his Bachelor's degree with honors from Babson College in 1982.

In his early career John worked at a local BMW dealership selling cars. Then he moved and worked for Viti Mercedes Benz in Tiverton, Rhode Island in the early 90's. In 1995 John changed careers, and worked with the City of Waltham in its public works division primarily in forestry maintenance before retiring in 2016.

John was an avid golfer, and played at several top golf courses on the East Coast. He loved hockey and played on the Waltham Police Department hockey team for many years. He was a longtime volunteer and hosted cookouts at various community buildings around the city.

Family and friends will honor and remember John's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20) Waltham on Friday, November 22nd from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial is private.

In lieu of flowers to the Sullivan family, memorials in his name may be made to The Collings Foundation, in Stow, MA: www.collingsfoundation.org