Lyme - Jeffrey David Sullivan, of Lyme, died on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Middlesex Hospital, after a long illness.
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He was born on Dec. 28, 1938, in Norwich, where he grew up the son of Thomas George Sullivan and Celine (Bowen) Sullivan.
Jeffrey's passions included his hometown of Norwich, the beach at Rocky Neck, trains, fire engines, movable bridges of all sorts, almost any hallmark of the 1950s (especially music and cars), art, photography, and time with family and friends. Until illness forced his retirement, he wholeheartedly enjoyed working in several capacities organized and managed by Adult Vocational Programs, Inc. in Chester.
He is survived by his sisters, Hanna Cushman of Niantic, Celine Sullivan of Old Lyme, and Wilma Sullivan of Norwich; his nieces, Jessica Bruce (Karine Baczynski) of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Andrea Bruce Donnelly (William) of Beverly Farms, Mass.; grand-niece, Katherine Donnelly; and grand-nephews, Matthew Donnelly and Sullivan Baczynski-Bruce; his very special extended family at Brian House, Inc.; a host of cousins; as well as all the Quinns of Arlington Heights and their families, who stood by Jeffrey with love throughout his life.
His sisters wish to acknowledge the boundless compassion and loving care Jeffrey received at Middlesex Hospital, particularly during his last days in the Palliative Care/Hospice unit.
For the past three decades, since its inception, Jeffrey was a client of Brian House, Inc. a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to managing and enriching the lives of developmentally challenged individuals.
In lieu of flowers, and in appreciation of all that Brian House did for Jeffrey, his sisters request that memorial contributions be sent to Brian House, Inc., 191-4 Middlesex Ave., Chester, CT 06412.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, in St. Joseph Church, 48 Middlesex Ave., Chester. Burial will be private. There are no calling hours.
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Published in The Day on Dec. 15, 2012