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Richard P. “Dick” “Sully” Sullivan

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation on Saturday, January 12th, in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., for Richard Paul “Dick” “Sully” Sullivan, who passed away on December 24th following a long illness. He was 79 years old. Following the visitation, A Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) REVERE at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be held privately at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born and raised in East Boston with his brothers Francis Joseph and John, and sister, Kathryn, Dick graduated from Boston College High in 1957. Dick worked in Houston and Tripoli before returning home to the Boston area where he lived in Medford, Malden, Revere and Wakefield. Dick was an avid skier, devoted supporter of Boston University Men’s Ice Hockey, and a committed and active “Friend of Bill W.” with 37 years of sobriety and a dedication to sponsoring others. Dick is remembered by all for his sense of humor, generosity, love of sports and music, and devotion to friends and family.

He is the devoted father of Coleen Sullivan Curry & her husband Joseph, Megan Sullivan Toe & her husband John & the late Mary Ellen “Molly” Sullivan. Adored grandfather to Caroline, Violet & William Curry, all of Atlanta, GA. Cherished brother of Francis Joseph Sullivan & his wife Esther of Woburn, formerly of Melrose, Kathryn M. Murphy of Saugus & her late husband John, John L. Sullivan & his late wife Irene of Ft. Myers, FL. Dear son of the late Boston Firefighter Francis C. Sullivan & Mary A. (Cashman) Sullivan. Also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, friends & extended family.


Visiting Hours

Saturday, January 12th from at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, January 12th at 11:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere


Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or by visiting

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  1. George & Joan Dalrymple
    Jan 29 2019

    I worked with Sully in Tripoli in 1966 and 1967. He was a great guy and we had lots of fun times together. We were sad that we lost touch with him when we left Libya and moved to Houston. Rest in peace Sully.

  2. Gaetano Pucillo
    Jan 19 2019

    Goodbye good friend. Gaetano

  3. Mary Ryan
    Jan 7 2019

    Dick will be remembered for his sense of humor and his kind service to others. Offering prayers to his family at this time. Keep the loving
    memories of your dad, brother, friend close to your heart.
    Mary Ryan

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