SULLIVAN, BROTHER ROBERT J., C.F.X. MELROSE, MA--Brother Robert J., C.F.X., 85, a member of the Xaverian Brothers for 68 years, died on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Son of the late Robert W. and Clare (Rodgers) Sullivan, he graduated from Malden Catholic HS in 1945 and then entered the Congregation of the Brothers of St. Francis Xavier. Locally, he served as founder and first headmaster at Xavier HS in Middletown. In addition to his Brothers in religion, Brother Robert is survived by siblings Margaret Eisenhaur, who was active in Brother Robert’s care in his later years, and her husband Gerald of Stoneham, Virginia Wilson of North Andover, and Donald Sullivan of Somerville, two sisters-in-law, Julie Sullivan of Kenya and Rosemary Sullivan of Winchester, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings Sister Mary Sullivan, FMM, Edward Sullivan, and A. Eugene Sullivan. Funeral Mass on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Richard Church, 90 Forest St., Danvers, MA. Burial will follow in the Xaverian Brothers Cemetery, on the St. John’s Prep campus in Danvers. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are Friday from 3-8 p.m. in the Chapel of St. John’s Preparatory School (Administration Building), 72 Spring St., Danvers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sullivan Family Scholarship fund at Malden Catholic High School, 99 Crystal St., Malden, MA 02148. Full obit at www.LyonsFuneral.com.
Published in middletownpress on Nov. 13, 2013