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O'SULLIVAN, John M. Of Cambridge, died Sept. 22, at age 65. Retired advertising and public relations executive. Born July 9, 1946, in Mount Kisco, NY, son of the late Thomas V. and Martha L. (O'Hagan) O'Sullivan. Survived by his wife of 14 years, Mary (Cahill) O'Sullivan; and six siblings: Kathleen Mailer and her husband, Colin, of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Thomas V. O'Sullivan Jr., of Louisville, KY; Eileen Stewart and her spouse, Sarah Scott, of Williamsburg, MA; Margaret O'Sullivan of Beaufort, SC; Kevin O'Sullivan and his wife, Linda, and Michael O'Sullivan and his wife, Mary, both of Worcester. Also leaves members of his extended family including Kevin Cahill of Worcester; Frank and Ann Ribeiro of Bernardston, MA; Patricia Cahill and her spouse, Camille Visconti of Medford, MA; Peter and Madeleine Cahill of Dorchester; and Jane and Joseph Torres of Naples, FL. 1964 graduate of St. John's High School, Shrewsbury, and 1968 graduate of Holy Cross College. Master's degree in education from Northeastern Univ. in 1974. Special education teacher for many years in Worcester and Boston before career switch to advertising/public relations at Doremus & Co., Boston. Later, a principal with the public relations and marketing company, Marketing Strategies in Weymouth. A man of great humor and generosity. An avid reader and champion of public libraries. He will be remembered by his family and many friends for his quick and insightful wit, which enlivened every gathering he attended. Funeral Mass Monday, Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. in St. Paul's Catholic Church, 29 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge. No calling hours. After cremation, private interment. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Published in The Boston Globe on Sept. 24, 2011
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