Francis T. Sullivan Sr. of West Island, Fairhaven, formerly of Weymouth and Dorchester, passed away Feb. 16, 2013 at the age of 88. Frank was a proud Navy veteran of WWII, serving aboard the USS Woolsey DD-437. Because of his contribution in sinking two German subs, he received a letter of commendation and was mentioned in the book Tin Cans. For many years he worked at Harvard University as the Assistant Director of Building and Grounds. He was incredibly handy and could build and fix anything. An antique car enthusiast, he owned two early Fords, including a 1918 Model T. He loved camping with his family and was a member of the Wompatuck Camping Club. After his wife passed away, Frank became very involved with his fellow Woolsey shipmates. He served as the editor of the Woolsey newspaper and ran the reunion committee for many years. He was the husband of the late Agnes R. (Nugent) Sullivan. Loving father of William of New Bedford, Francis T. Jr. of Bridgewater, Paul R. of Weymouth and Regina Sullivan Morrisey of Brockton. Devoted grandfather to Lindsey Sullivan of Buzzards Bay, Jamie Kjelgaard of Bridgewater, Shannon Price of Dunwoody, GA, Michael Sullivan of Manchester, NH, Christopher Sullivan of Raynham, Kendra Morrisey of Brockton and his 5 great-grandchildren. Dear friend of Mary Wightman. Frank was the last of his nine siblings including Thomas, Joseph, Phillip, Edward, John, Robert, Elizabeth Brennan and Eileen Whalen. Visiting hours were on Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 4 - 8 p.m. in the McDonald Funeral Home, South Weymouth, at 809 Main Street (Rte 18 opp. So. Shore Hosp.) Relatives and friends meet directly at St. Albert the Great Church, Weymouth, Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 12:3 for a Funeral Mass. Burial in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Weymouth. Donations in memory of Frank may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284. See www.McDonald-FuneralHomes.com for directions and online condolences or call 781-335-0045.
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Published in The Weymouth News from Feb. 18 to Feb. 25, 2013