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Sullivan, John

John Sullivan of Middlebury, VT, formerly of Sleepy Hollow NY, died peacefully Saturday, Nov. 9, after a brief illness. He was surrounded by his family and the sounds of his favorite Fighting Irish.

Born on May 14, 1931, John graduated from The Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception in 1951 and The University of Notre Dame in 1953. After serving 2 years in Korea, John married the love of his life, Madeline Connelly with whom he would have celebrated 58 years of marriage on November 19. He joined Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company's executive training program in 1956, becoming Senior Vice President and deputy General Manager, and the officer-in-charge of the North American Division's National Corporate Group, retiring in 1987. That same year, he was hired by the Long Term Credit Bank of Japan, Ltd as a Joint General Manager of the New York Branch and Executive Vice President of LTCB Trust Company, truly retiring in 1999. John embraced the Japanese culture and naturally filled the role of "Sensei" in both his work and home life. He enjoyed many close friendships and adventures throughout his Banking Career. Having lived in Sleepy Hollow Manor for forty-three years, he was blessed with dear neighbors and friends, and loved taking the train along the Hudson to his beloved Manhattan.

John had many interests, and enjoyed the company of his business associates and friends with Memberships at Sleepy Hollow Country Club and the former Sky Club in New York City, where he served as President for a term. John volunteered on Boards at Marymount Preparatory School and The Church of the Magdalene. He loved photography, to read, play golf and cards, and enjoyed the Opera, Theatre, Restaurants and Museums of NYC as well as the cities around the world. Most of all, John loved people, making lifelong friends wherever he went. John's laugh and smile filled a room, as he welcomed all around him to enjoy the simple pleasures of conversation, stories, music and contemplation. His heart was always in NY but he enjoyed his new home at the Lodge at Otter Creek. We are especially grateful to the staff there for their loving care. His greatest joy, his family, felt his profound love and generous spirit until the last moments of his life.

He is survived by his wife, Madeline; daughters, Jeanne Sullivan of Burlington, VT and Madeline Sullivan-Drake of Waterbury, VT; his sons-in-law, Chris Gillespie, Thomas Drake; daughter-in-law, Mary Brosnahan and eight grandchildren, Quinn Sullivan; Morgan, Kyra, Riley and Rowan Gillespie; Guthrie, Teagan and Henry Drake. He is predeceased by his daughter, Joanne, and son, John. He is also survived by his sister, Joan Kowalski and her husband Anthony; brother, William Sullivan and his wife Sheila, and brother-in-law Robert Campbell. He is also predeceased by his parents, Michael and Hannah Sullivan and sister, Eileen Campbell. Finally, he is survived and loved by many nieces, nephews and cousins, including those from Co. Kerry Ireland where he enjoyed many visits during his lifetime.

Visitation is Friday, November 15 from 2-4 and 7-9 at COFFEY FUNERAL HOME, Tarrytown, NY. Funeral Mass is Saturday at 11 AM at Church of the Magdalene. Burial at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to: Cookies for Kids Cancer, 31 Hoffman's Crossing Rd. Califon, NJ 07830

Coffey Funeral Home

91 North Broadway

Tarrytown, NY 10591


Funeral Home
Coffey Funeral Home Inc.
91 North Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914) 631-0983
Published in the on Nov. 12, 2013
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