Henry P. Sullivan

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Henry P. Sullivan, 95, of Glendale went to be with his Lord on Jan. 10, 2013, after a long illness.

He was born May 13, 1917, in Somerville, Mass., to Irish immigrants, Charles and Hannah (Beausang) Sullivan. He was one of nine children.

He is survived by Nathalie, his loving devoted wife of 66 years; two daughters, Joan Hurton of Chealsea, Mass., and Marjorie Ford of Rochester, N.H.; a son, Paul Sullivan and his wife, Susan of Goodyear; five grandchildren, Jennifer Howell, Adam Ford, Briean Sullivan Lytle, Courtney McLaren and Nathan Sullivan and blessed with nine great-grandchildren. Henry was also survived by sisters, Catherine Gobron of Arlington, Mass., Mary McCarthy of Northborough, Mass., and his brother Francis Sullivan from Arlington, Mass. He was predeceased by a loving son, Robert P. Sullivan from Farmington, N.H.; a sister, Elizabeth Bolduc of Rochester, N.H.; and four brothers, James, Charles, William and John.

Henry was a disabled World War II veteran whose career began with the B&M Railroad culminating with Textron in 1982. He proudly served as a Strafford County, N.H., state representative six terms from 1984 to 1986 and 1988 to 1998 and was a long-term member of the DAV, VFW, American Legion, Elks and the Grange in Farmington, N.H. A proud and passionate gardener you would find him from sunrise to sunset turning the sod in his gardens.


SERVICES: He was a recent member of the Life in Christ Church in Peoria, where a memorial service will be held Feb. 16 at 11 a.m., with a spring burial planned in Farmington, N.H. He will forever live in our hearts. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please consider remembrances to The Wounded Warrior Project or The Salvation Army in his memory.

Published in Union Leader on Feb. 3, 2013