MANCHESTER - Francis "Frank" "Sully" B. Sullivan, 73, of Manchester, died May 14, 2012, at Catholic Medical Center after a brief illness.
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Born in Manchester on July 24, 1938, he was the son of Francis M. and Doris (Hogan) Sullivan. He was a lifelong resident of the Queen City.
He graduated from Bishop Bradley High School, class of 1956. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from Saint Anselm College, as well as a master of arts degree in counseling from New England College.
Mr. Sullivan served with the United States Air Force and the Air National Guard.
Until his retirement in 1999, he was an English teacher at Manchester Memorial High School.
He served four terms as a legislator in the New Hampshire General Court.
Frank was a member of the Manchester Education Association, the National Education Association and the Manchester Retired Teachers Association. He was also a member of the Legion of One Thousand Men of the Precious Blood.
A loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather, his family was the center of his life. He was an avid New England sports fan, especially of the Boston Red Sox. Frank coached sports and was also active in the theater and drama program at Memorial High School. He enjoyed reading and spending time at the beach.
Family members include his wife of 49 years, Pauline L. (Geoffrion) Sullivan of Manchester; two daughters, Elizabeth "Beth" Sullivan and Deb Capistran and her husband, Charles, all of Manchester; his son, Colin Sullivan and his wife, Haley, of Nigeria, Africa; seven grandchildren, Kate, Luke, Maeve, Paige, Molly, Matilda, and Patrick; his brother, Joseph C. Sullivan of Manchester; his sister, Susan Sullivan Simpson of Manchester and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, James P. Sullivan.
services: There are no calling hours.
The funeral will be held Friday, with a mass of Christian burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in Saint Joseph Cathedral, Manchester. Burial will follow in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Bedford.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Manchester Memorial High School Faculty Scholarship Fund, One Crusader Way, Manchester 03103.
For more information, please visit: www.connorhealy.com.
Connor-Healy Funeral Home
537 Union Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Published in Union Leader on May 16, 2012