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“Hello to any member of Johns family .my name is Rich John went throughHigh school in Needham,what a great guy we were in many classes together. And...Read More »
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“So sorry for your loss. I was so sorry to hear about him being a victim of the covid-19 virus. He was A great man that I had the pleasure of meeting...Read More »
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“So very sorry for your loss. I have known Sully for many years through my association with the Soldiers' Home. He was such a kind, caring man who...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Susie Armoian - Wilmington, MA

“I'm a volunteer at the soldiers home who would take Sully to bingo on Tuesdays along with his dear friend Jerry. I was so fond of him, a sweet and...Read More »
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“Tom I'm sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Tom O'Connor ”
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“Tom, Pat and Family so sorry for your loss. ”
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“On behalf the Dodds family and our mom Jerry, we send heartfelt condolences to your family. Jerry and Sully have spent the last couple of years as...Read More »
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Mr. John J. Sullivan, of Brighton, died on April 7, 2020 in The West Roxbury VA Medical Center. He was 77 years old.

John was born in Boston on February 2, 1943, the son of the late John J. and Blanche (Wesolawski) Sullivan. He was raised in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston and later graduated from Needham High School. He then enlisted in the Navy where he served as a 2nd Class Machinist Mate during the Vietnam War. Upon returning home he enrolled at The Wentworth Institute and began his career as a licensed plumber before deciding to adventure to Alaska where he would work on oil rigs there and in Canada.

When his father became ill he returned home to be closer to his family and began working for the Stop and Shop Company, a job he thoroughly enjoyed and maintained for over 20 years. In his spare time he found great peace and solace in fishing, wherever and whenever possible.

John was a proud veteran and enjoyed his time as a resident at The Soldier's Home in Chelsea.

He is survived by his brothers, MSP Major (Ret) Kenneth E. Sullivan and his wife, Roberta, of Wendell and Thomas J. Sullivan and his wife, Patricia, of Waltham and by his nephews, Ryan Sullivan, Jonathan Sullivan and Christopher Sullivan.

He will be laid to rest privately in the family plot at St. Mary's Cemetery in Needham.

Memorial donations may be made to The Soldier's Home, 91 Crest Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150.