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Sullivan, Jr., Joseph W.

Sep. 4, 1938 - May 17, 2014

Joseph W. Sullivan Jr., of Englewood, Fla., and formerly of North Andover, Mass. passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 17, 2014. He was the son of the late Joseph and Marion (Wood) Sullivan Sr.

Joseph graduated from North Andover High School and attended Franklin Institute in Boston, where he studied photography.

He retired to Englewood in 2000, after 40 years of employment at Lucent Technologies, formerly AT&T and Western Electric Co. He worked as a special police officer in North Andover, and was also a Ham Radio Operator with the Civil Defense for many years.

Before retiring to Florida, Joseph was a past member of the Andover Sportsman's Club. For many years, he also was a member of the Haverhill Hound Rod & Gun Club, where he served as treasurer and was on the board of directors. In 1990, he received a trophy for winning the Massachusetts State Championship for Trap Shooting in Class D. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association. Joe owned and operated Sullivan Photography, where he took photos at weddings and retirement parties, and was also the owner of Sullivan's Shooter Shop in North Andover.

Shortly after moving to Englewood, he joined the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 87 and received his five-year pin. He also enjoyed shooting trap at Sarasota Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clays Club. He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles of Englewood.

Joe leaves behind his wife of 52 years, Rena (Bernard) Sullivan, and daughters, Darlene Weeks of Haverhill, Colleen and husband, Timothy Willett of Bradford, and Shannon Sullivan of Haverhill; one grandson, Jared Riccardi of North Andover; and his sister, the late Donna Hopping. He also leaves his sisters and brothers-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services and burial was held in Mass. Donations may be made to the .

Published in Herald Tribune from June 29 to June 30, 2014
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