Frank W. Sullivan of Branford, CT and Boca Raton, FL gently and gracefully passed away on Monday February 4, 2019 at his home surrounded by his adoring family. He was the beloved husband of Mary Burke Sullivan for 45 years.
Frank was born May 20, 1933 in Yonkers, NY, son of the late John and Eleanor Sullivan. He was the general manager for Union Mutual Insurance Company in Bridgeport for many years until retiring in 1978. He loved all sports, in particular baseball, and enjoyed going to spring training down in Florida and his work as a professional umpire. His greatest joy was spending time with his children and grandchildren. He coached his sons in little league, attended all of his grandchildren’s activities, and taught religious education classes. He loved taking his family to amusement parks all over the country and especially enjoyed riding roller coasters. After the passing of his first wife Patricia, it was ultimately important to keep his whole family together and he was a great example of faith.
He was the proud and loving father of his children, Susan (Scott) D’Amico of Branford, Kathleen (Mitch) DePalma of Branford, Eileen Boulay of Killingworth, Robert (Mary) Sullivan of North Branford, Brian (Monica) Sullivan of Branford, Stephen (Tracey) Sullivan of Hamilton Square, NJ and David Sullivan of Skillman, NJ, his daughter-in-law, Leanna Sullivan of West New York, NJ; 16 grandchildren, Steven (Yasmeen) D’Amico, Danielle and Michael D’Amico, Patricia (Erwin) Franz, William DePalma, Bradford and Austin Boulay, Maggie, Connor, and Kevin Sullivan, Ryan (Sarah) Sullivan, Taylor and Brittany Sullivan, Francis William Sullivan III, Trevor and Samantha Sullivan; and one great-grandchild Liam Franz. He was predeceased by his first wife Helen Patricia Sullivan, his son F. William “Bill” Sullivan and his son-in-law Robert Boulay.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at the W. S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main Street, Branford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday morning at 11:00 in St. Lawrence Church, 7 Hemlock Drive, Killingworth, CT. Interment will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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