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Ulric Richard Sullivan 1941 - 2010
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Hello, I worked with Rick on the Capitol Police force from 1965 to 1969. Rick had lots of friends and we both went to A.U. where I started law school and finished at the University of Oregon in 1971. I later saw Rick when he came out to Oregon on a case and we had a nice day of reminising and going to the Oregon coast for dinner before heading back to Portland. He did not even complain when I smoked a cigar on the way back. I still practice law in Eugene, Oregon.
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
My condolences to the Sullivan family. I worked closely with Ric for 15 years at PW and PwC. He was an outstanding colleague and a good friend. I will miss him.
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Rick was one of the princes with whom I worked at PW/PwC. Always a smile, no matter the day or the issue. Smart as a whip and kind as the day is long. He will be sorely missed.
Monday, July 05, 2010
To the Sullivan family, our deepest condolences to each of you. We met Ric through Innis, where he made us feel very welcome at our first event. He always seemed to be smiling and in good humor, and we will miss his booming smile around town. Leo D'Acierno and Lisa Byrns
Friday, June 25, 2010
Marilyn and sons
We have been friends of Tom and Kate for many years. They spoke often of your family with much love. We are very sorry to hear of your loss.
Rich and Lisa Martin
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
To the Sullivan family; we were surprised and saddened to learn of Rick's passing. We knew Rick as warm, passionate about athletics and his family, and deeply connected to Old Greenwich. Our condolences to you on your loss.

Stephen Selbst & Kris Stahly
Monday, June 21, 2010
We were greatly saddened to hear about your loss; our hearts will always be with your entire family; we have always had a great affection for Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan and, of course, all four boys [Now men]. With great fondness, Diane, Herman, Zan & Mark Kaufman
Monday, June 21, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Dear Sullivan Family, It is with great sadness that we just now heard of Rick's passing. He was always a great neighbor in Old Greenwich and yes, devoted entirely to his family. We are glad that he was there to enjoy and see his sons' successes...the fruit of all his hard work coaching! Paul and he would see each other on the Metro very early and Paul always enjoyed seeing him...started his day with a positive sign. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, The Barkers
Friday, June 18, 2010
To Marilyn and her handsome sons,

We remember the good old days when SKIP & RICK was one word! Lots of fun, lots of laughs and more than a little beer!

Of late, we remember our trip to Notre Dame and being treated like family (which some thought we were!) and Rick's help with making this past Christmas so special for a 13 year old football fan in Maine - thanks, John!

Thru our tears, we thank God for Rick in our lives and pray your happy memories will sustain you as well.

Love to all, Grace & Dan Sullivan
Westfield, Ma
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Marilyn and sons- may God bless you and keep you in the palm of His hands during this time. Rick is now in a wonderful place. He had lived a good life. He was a blessing indeed. Our deepest sympathy.
Jan and Paul Kittelson of Benson MN
Thursday, June 17, 2010
To the Sullivan family,

Rick was my colleague and friend at PwC. I admired his true professionalism and kindness. I feel blessed that he was a precious mentor and counsel to me during the few years I worked with him. I will dearly miss his guidance, quick wit, and warm smile. He was a true gentle man, and he never made me feel less than part of his own tribe.

Deepest condolences,
Rupal Sankalia
Thursday, June 17, 2010
To the Sullivan's,
My family and I would like to extend our condolences to yours. Mr.Sullivan was probably one of the most supportive people I have ever met. I dont think he missed any of John's games at Notre Dame and he always had wise words of wisdom to share no matter the circumstances. I will keep your family in my prayers.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Dear Father John Sullivan,
You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts. May God's healing presence bring you comfort and peace.
Sincerely, Sr. Ramona
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Sam and the Sullivan family -
You are in our thoughts and prayers. May your memories bring you comfort.

Deb & Mark McBreairty and family
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Our deepest sympathies go out to all of you. Rick helped bring all of the "ND" families together every football weekend. We had great times together and he will not be forgotten.

Ed & Sue Zbikowski
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Dear Marilyn and Boys
We will miss Rick's presence at family gatherings. But his spirit-much larger than life- will remain with us.
God bless
Paul and Brenda (Burke) Hickson
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
To Marilyn and boys,
We are so saddened to hear of your great loss. Rick truly was one of the most generous and friendly people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He welcomed us into the ND family and truly made our times together so very special. Family is the center of his universe and always asked about our boys. I will forever remember him with a warm smile and a great bottle of wine.
You are in our hearts and prayers during this very difficult time.
Love to you all!
Larry, Stacey, Mitchell and Alec Trzeciak
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
To the Burke Family,I remember your brother we went to school together at Perpetual Help He was the nicest person we used to hang around together. Really fond memories of Him.So sorry for your troubles.God Bless all of you and may He make it easier for all of you to bear the pain Madeleine Partyka
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
To the Sullivan Family,

We only knew Rick for the two years that Bobby and Ted have played Lacrosse together at UNION. During this past Lax season I spent some time talking to Rick before and after games. I have one particularly vivid memory from this Spring when Rick told me that he was the luckiest man on earth. He was referring to his wonderful family as the reason for this statement.

God Bless you Marilyn and the boys!

Ned, Julie and the McKenna Family
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Dear Marilyn, Rick, Sam, John, and Bobby.

We fondly remember Rick with his great smile, kindness and warm personality.

We are sorry for your loss and know Rick will always be with you.

Peace and Prayers to the Sullivan Family as you walk through this difficult time.


Theresa, George & Jon Paul Macri
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
We are truly devastated to hear this terrible news. Rick was a stalwart member of GAPS and a supporter of the Greenwich Public Schools. We haven't seen each other in the years since our kids graduated from Greenwich High School, but we always had the deepest respect for Rick and his many contributions to our community. Our prayers and deepest sympathy to the entire Sullivan family.
Sandy and Steve Waters and family
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I will always remember Rick, from our days together at PW. He often brought calm to rooms full of anticipation and concern. He was a wonderful person to be with, whether it was sharing lunch with Gene the sandwich man or seeking his counsel. Rick was a true gentleman, and perhaps most important a wonderful person.
Pete Hart
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Dear Marilyn, Rick, Sam, John and Bobby,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We are so very sorry for your loss. May all of your happy memories bring you comfort at this difficult time.
Barbara Chase, Erin, Lindsey and Sean Kilmurray
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Monday, June 14, 2010
I have such fond memories of Rick during our high school years. Oh the fun we all had riding in his truck.
He was a special person in so many ways. It comes as no surprise to read of all his success and the wonderful family and friends he leaves behind.
My sympathy to all of his family
Monday, June 14, 2010
Great people are easily identified by the lasting impression they leave on those whose path they cross. Jodi and I were blessed to encounter Rick's grace, passion and love for family on a few "ND Football Weekends". A truly tremendous man that we will all miss deeply.

To the Sullivan family- our prayers.

To Rick- I raise a glass of Merlot and say thank you for showing us what a great father, husband and friend looks like.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Dear Marilyn & Family

We are so saddened to hear of Rick's passing. Our thoughts & prayers are
with you. We have some great memories
dating back to when you & Rick were
dating and he would bring you to Holyoke for the St. Patrick's Parade
where he knew everyone! John and I have known Rick since our High School
days and he will truly be missed.

John & Linda Kelly, Holyoke, MA
Monday, June 14, 2010
Marilyn, Rick, Sam, John & Bobby, Our thoughts and prayers are with the Sullivan Family. Sue and I were away and just returned home yesterday. I loved your Dad and have many great memories of our times together. Whether as opposing fans ( Generals vs. Crushers ) or together as the biggest fans of GHS Football, Wrestling and Lacrosse, we always shared many laughs together.Your Dad was very proud of his boys and you meant the world to him. He was a true gentleman, had a great sense of humor, knowlegeable about many things, honest and passionate about his interest. You are very blessed to have a great Dad with the best of memories to last a lifetime. God Bless, Sue, Pat, Traci, Danny, Kelly & Jake Clarke
Monday, June 14, 2010
Dear Marilyn and Sullivan Family
Sorry for your loss.
Monday, June 14, 2010
To the Sullivan family, it is with much sorrow that we have heard of Ricks passing. He was a warm and happy man that we looked forward to seeing at the Union Lax tailgates. He loved his family and life, and what a great legacy that family is! He is in our prayers. Scott and Patty McDonald
Monday, June 14, 2010
As much as we grieve the loss of our cousin, our deepest sympathy is reserved for "Big Rick"'s wife, sons, brothers and sisters.
Our prayers are with you all in this time of great sorrow.
The Montcalms (Baby Rick, Karin, Claire and Cathi)
Monday, June 14, 2010
To Marilyn and the entire Sullivan family. Your husband/ father was very special in so many ways. I cherished his help support and friendship when I coached the boys for the Greenwich "A's" My prayers and good thoughts go out to all of you. God Bless, Tony Pastore
Monday, June 14, 2010
Dear Marilyn and Sons -- how shocked and saddened I was to hear of Rick's unexpected death. Though we never met, I've heard such good things about him via my sister Gail and my brother David. He will be sorely missed by many. I pray and hope that memories of happy times will console you. Love, Cousin Liz Whitchurch and family in WI.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Dear Marilyn, Rick, Sam John and Bobby, and John, Nonie, Nan, Tom and Mary Pat,
You have my heartfelt sympathy and empathy for the loss of your husband, father and brother.
Rick's friendship to me was a gift, a gift that never stopped giving for 54 years.
His legacey is one of trust, love and compassion, of good memories, the treasures of a life that live after him. Rick has made us all wealthy by having had him in our lives.
With love and sincerity,
Wilmington, NC
Monday, June 14, 2010
To all the Sullivans, my sincere condolences for the loss of Rick. I was shocked to read his obit on Sunday. I enjoyed seeing him after 50 years,at the PBHS reunion last October. Rest assure of my prayers and remembrances. Sister Elaine LaFleur pm
Monday, June 14, 2010
To the whole Sullivan family. It is a true loss of such a good man, from such a good family. He lead by example and this will be his legacy. He will be in my prayers.
Dan Blaney, Granby, MA
Monday, June 14, 2010
Dear Sullivans,

You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. It was a true joy becoming friends with Rick first at Notre Dame games and then while Sully made his transition to the NFL. Rick had a special way of making everyone feel like they were the most important person in the world and that he couldn't be happier to see them! I have a feeling that is how he was greeted where he sits now with a glass of wine in his hand looking down on the wonderful family of which he was always so proud. We were lucky to have been his friend.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Dear Marilyn and sons
I am so sorry to hear about Rick's unexpected death. It was wonderful seeing you and Rick at the 50th Class Reunion of Precious Blood High School. Rick was a great classmate and will be missed. My husband and I will keep you and your family in our prayers as you go forward with your lives without husband and father.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Dear Marilyn,Bobby and family we were so blessed to have shared these past two years with you and Rick at Union lacrosse games. His pride in his family was as obvious as his ever present smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and with Rick as well.

John and Ralda Stidd
Sunday, June 13, 2010
We were shocked and saddened to read of Rick's passing. Even as a kid, growing up in Holyoke, he was kind, caring and gentle. Our sincere condolences to the Sullivan family and the hope that happy memories bring you all peace and comfort.
Roger and Charlotte Lussier, Holyoke, Ma.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
To the Sullivan Family:

I was terribly sorry to learn of Rick's loss. I knew him as we grew up in Holyoke. Then, I reconnected with him in DC while we both attended graduate school. In particular, I recall him saying how much he enjoyed Mass each Sunday at Trinity Church in Georgetown (where we would meet).

He was a joy to know. I am very sorry for your loss.

Jack Sbrega
HHS '59 (and, since I read the connection, Union College '63)
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Dear Marilyn, Ulric, Sam, John and Robert,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our deepest sympathy for your loss.
Rick's cousins - Maureen, Joanne, Billy, Elaine, Gail and Peggy.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Dear Marilyn, Rick, Sam, John and Bob:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. "Big Rick" was Van's substitute father when his own Dad passed away. And, what a great Dad he was.

Love, Robin & Ray Callahan and Van Sternbergh
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Sullivan Family,

My deepest condolences extended for your loss. In my thoughts and prayers.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
I'm a fellow Holyoker but most of my memories of Rick are from D.C. The first is being with my parents on a college trip when we ran into Officer Rick on duty on the Hill. I then went to A.U. and we would run into each other from time to time or back home at the Pedlar. While many years have past, I have very clear and positive "vibes" about what a really good person he was. The entire family has my most sincere condolences on this very sad loss. David Sacks (d86d@comcast.net)
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Marilyn, Rick, Sam, John and Bobby-We are so very sorry for your loss. Ric was the kindest and most gentle man...a gentleman to the end. His smile lit up the world and his devotion to his family was inspiring. We hope with time and wonderful memories the pain and sorrow will ease. Ric left us all too soon but he left us with his integrity and grace. Thinking of you all and sending you hugs and love. Debi, Jay, Justin, Jen, Clark, Carrie, Tyler, Addie, and Jackson Shaw
Saturday, June 12, 2010
We are so sorry for your loss, Sam and the Sullivan family. You are in our thoughts and prayers... Love, Ryanna Gamble Battiste and family.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Marilyn, Rick, Sam, John and Bobby--So difficult to put into words my hopes for your strength at this time. Rick will always be my favorite tailgater.
This gracious man always, always included me and my family. I have toasted him often in the past few days and will continue to keep him in my thoughts.
Really a special friend and family man. Thinking of you all.
Yevetta Laws
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Dear Marilyn,

All love and sympthathy to you and the boys,
Sally and Richard Handley
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Dear Marilyn and Sullivan Family - We are saddened by your loss of Rick. He was a warm and kind neighbor who always said good morning with a smile and a wave. He leaves behind a wonderful legacy in his family and the community. We will keep Rick and the entire Sullivan family in our prayers. Stefania, John and Riccardo Jove
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Marilyn, Rick, Sam, John and Bobby,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of great sadness. We loved getting to know Rick and the whole Sullivan family on our trips to South Bend and around the country followiing our boys play football. Your family and faith is inspiring to all. We have such great memories of Rick, so I know your memories will sustain you in this difficult time. All our love,
Sam and Stephanie Samardzija

PS We will see you on wednesday
Friday, June 11, 2010
Words could not possibly express my feelings at the sudden loss of my friend and close colleague, nor comfort those most important to him, his family. Eneida and I will long carry the memory of Ric, and I will personally never forget our long and numerous conversations on family, literature, world events and, of course, sports (little that I knew) for the rest of my days. His positive impact on me, and, in turn, my family, are, in many ways, yet to be realized. As I watch my 2 young daughters play and learn on a a particularly beautiful upright piano I am comforted that Ric will always be a part of my family.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Dear Marilyn, Rick, Sam, John and Robby -- So sad to hear about Ric. He added warmth and humor wherever he went. He will be greatly missed. Thinking of you all. Fondly, Carole, Franklin, Grayson, Evan and Jennifer Lang
Friday, June 11, 2010
Dear Marilyn,Rick,Sam,John,and Bobby-We have fond,wonderful remembrances of Rick. He was a soft-spoken genuine man who always made an effort to say hello and engage in conversation. He was a true gentleman, with a great smile and a positive out-look. He has left our family with many unforgettable memories. Our thoughts and support are with you during this difficult time. Fondly , Leslie,Tom,Daniel,Michael and Peter Salvatore
Friday, June 11, 2010
We'll be in touch more personally, of course, but we wanted to let you know how much all of your cousins in Indianapolis are thinking of you during this difficult time.

I looked back in my calendars, and realized that I've known Rick since 1975, when he and Marilyn were first seeing each other. How fast the time goes.

With fond thoughts and memories of Rick,

--Gail & Rick D. and family
Friday, June 11, 2010
We feel blessed to have been touched with Rick in our lives. His care and thoughtfulness of others was a shining example. He will truly be missed. All of our love and support goes out to Marilyn and Family!

"When you are sorrowful
look into your heart
and you shall see that
you are weeping
for that which has been
your delight"
~ Kahlil Gibran

Much Love,
Andrea and Jason Michels,
Tyson, Kylie and Emily
Friday, June 11, 2010
Bobby and Sullivan family
I was very saddened by the passing of your Dad. I know beyond anything else how much he will be missed by you all because of the caring bonds and love you all shared. Bobby we will try to fill some of the caverness void left by the loss of a good man and great dad back here at your other home at Union College. Play on and enjoy all the things that brought tremendous joy and pride to your Dad. Rick Sullivan, Union College will miss you and we will take care of Bobby. Coach Erv Chambliss
Friday, June 11, 2010
Dear Marilyn, Rick, Sam, John & Bobby, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult and painful time. Rick was one of the most wonderful, kind and dear friend to so many of us here in OG. His smile, warm heart and generous nature was felt far and wide amongst so many people. He will be sorely missed by all whom had the pleasure of knowing him. Please reach out and let us know if there is anything at all you may need, now and in the future. We will cherish and hold close to our hearts all the wonderful and amazing memories we shared over the years. With much love, Debbie, Jimmy, Tyler, Brooke & Katie Cabrera
Friday, June 11, 2010
We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of such a truly wonderful man. We have so enjoyed spending time with the Sullivan family cheering our sons on in Union lacrosse and enjoying a glass of wine at the tailgates. His legacy is the wonderful family he and Marilyn have created, along with the lovely manner in which he interacted with and treated everyone. Rick will truly be missed by all. Sending our very best to the Sullivan family...

Kate, Bob, & Rob Lord
Friday, June 11, 2010
Rick was a trusted colleague and genuinely wonderful person. He had a kind word each time we spoke and ended each call with "always a pleasure". He will be truly missed. Ellen Craft, PwC
Friday, June 11, 2010
Rick has touched so many people through his willingness to share in his success in life! He shared Notre Dame with us, and recently Viking training camp days with us!
He always spoke so highly of all his boys and what quality men they have become. I hope the same for my boys!
May God bless Marilyn and the Sullivan Family as this journey without Rick unfolds.
Dave, Andrew and Zach Whitchurch
Friday, June 11, 2010
We were so very saddened to hear of Rick's passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with Marilyn and the entire family at this most difficult time. We know that Rick will surely be missed. God be with you all.

Jeff and Judy Mereschuk (parents of Julie (Mrs. Stephen) Burke)
Friday, June 11, 2010
Dear Marilyn and family: my thoughts and prayers are with you as you experience this shocking, sad and very difficult loss of your beloved husband/father. With Care and Blessigns, Debby Stein
Friday, June 11, 2010
Rick always had a smile for everyone. He also knew everyone's name and the names of their children. He was the mayor of OG, South Bend, Metro North, just to name a few.

My children while growing up would spend countless hours at your home and I would plead with them to leave the parents in peace, but Rick's peace was to have kids, family, friends, dogs, cats and fish all around him.

John and I have the same birthday and my parents would often come to visit from Fla in Aug. and invariably would wind up at Innis Arden for Synchro show and such, and Rick would be there listening to my mom as she was from the Holyoke, Mass area...he was a great listener.

I am very sorry for your loss and I am sorry for Rick. Hopefully his spirit and caring for other people will live on.

The obituary was so very touching.

Peace be with all of you.


Ken Kolb
Friday, June 11, 2010
When I got myself into hot water with a plumbing problem, Rick came right over to help me out.

What a neighbor!

We'll miss Rick's warm smiles.
Friday, June 11, 2010
our prayers go out to the Sullivan family. We will miss seeing Rick's smiling face at Cardinal Stadium during footballl season. God Bless. The Gavin Family
Thursday, June 10, 2010
We share with everyone our love and concern for Marilyn and her beautiful family. Rick will be missed for so many wonderful things he did and for his kind and caring nature. We feel priviledged to have shared many great times and memories with him and his family and wish them Gods strength.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Oh, what a wonderful picture. Again, much love to all of you, Ulric, of course included (as we're sure he knows....)
The Meeker girls....
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Do not stand at my grave and forever weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and forever cry.
I am not there. I did not die.

By Mary Elizabeth Frye

My love and prayers go to Rick's beloved wife, Marilyn, their sons, and all those who were touched by this family's grace and dignity.

Rev. Simeon Stefanidakis
Pastor, Albertson Memorial Church of Spiritualism
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
We love you, Rickums. We know you'll look after Marilyn and the boys. Let them know we're there for them, too.

We already miss those remarkably pinchable cheeks and your wonderful, bright, often (usually?...) irreverant smile.

You're a great dad, Rick, and that'll just keep on coming. And we know you'll keep being with Marilyn, and she with you, though we think you have the advantage from your perspective....

Sally cried and cried and said "I don't WANT Rick to be gone." But you are, suddenly, distressingly, and there's this big hole filled with sadness insteas of with you.

You leave wonderful memories, sweetie, great stories. (Remember the New Year's Eve party at your place in the city when Sally decided it was time to go home, walked into the coat closet and pulled the door closed behind her? We did finally rescue her and Jim carted her home, but my, we laughed, didn't we?)

We love you, Rickums. We love you.
Kitty and Peter
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
To the family of Rick Sullivan:

I had the honor of working with Rick at PwC for many years. I am an HR manager in Tampa, Florida, and Rick and I have consulted together on many situations in my 26 years with the firm. I hope you know how much Rick meant to PwC, and how well regarded he was. Beyond his legal counsel, Rick always asked about me, and took a moment to see how I was doing. We talked about family and he always talked about his boys. He was my friend and work colleague, and I will miss him. My condolences are with you all at this most difficult time. Thank you for sharing Rick with PwC.

With heartfelt sympathy,
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