SULLIVAN, Robert E.
Robert E. Sullivan, 81, passed away on July 2, 2013, at the Mercy Community, in West Hartford. He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Mary Elizabeth, as well as six children and ten grandchildren. Born in Brooklyn, on September 14, 1931, he was the son of Charles and Edith Sullivan. He grew up in Bellerose, NY, graduating from Sewanhaka High School, in Floral Park, NY, in 1949, and from Georgetown University, in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and returned to New York City to begin a lifelong career in the printing industry, working for Montrose and Clarke and later running his own shop, Tripler Press. He also worked for Sorg, Tanagraphics, and Madison Printing, in Madison, NJ. Besides his wife, he is survived by Robert of Brooklyn, NY; Elizabeth of Seattle, WA; William of Suffield; Charles of West Hartford; Madeline of Washington, DC; and Catherine of Portland, OR. A devoted grandfather and uncle who loved to get on the floor and play with children, he moved his family in 1975 to Madison, NJ, in order to be closer to extended family. His hobbies were histories, mysteries, gardening, antique clock repair, garage sales, and storytelling.
On July 20, 2013, the Sullivan family will hold a 2:30 p.m. funeral mass for extended family and friends at the Chapel of St. Mary Home, 2021 Albany Ave. West Hartford. In lieu of flowers and to commemorate his long battle with Multiple Sclerosis, Memorial donations in Bob's name can be made to one of the following organizations: the Hayley's Hope and Michaela's Miracle MS Memorial Fund, 659 Tower Ave. First Floor, Hartford, CT 06112, or to The Mercy Community in West Hartford, Development Office, 2021 Albany Ave. West Hartford, CT 06117. http://www.themercycommunity.com/SustainingTheMercyCommunity/TributeandMemorialGifts.aspx, http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/ctn/donate/hayleys-hope-and-michaelas-miracle-ms-memorial-fund/index.aspx