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Sullivan, Robert E.
A prominent Boston attorney, died at home on July 30, 2012 after a long illness. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Anne Gavett Sullivan; his five children from a previous marriage, Barrett (Maryanne) Sullivan of Rochester, NY; Patrick Sullivan of Hawaii; Katherine (Jeff) Warming of Newton; Christopher Sullivan of Wellesley and Sara Sullivan of Cambridge; six grandchildren, Ryan and Paige Sullivan; Rachel Sullivan, Robert, Kevin and Stephen Warming; a sister, Barbara (Winsor) Chase of New London, NH and a brother, Thomas (Jane) Sullivan of Ledyard, CT. Bob was born in Norwich, CT on December 9, 1935 and graduated from Andover, Yale, and Harvard Law School. Bob's distinguished legal career began at Herrick, Smith, Donald, Farley & Ketchum where he became a partner in 1970. He was also a partner at Palmer & Dodge before starting his own firm, Robert E. Sullivan & Associates, later known as Sullivan, Weinstein & McQuay. There he was able to combine his passion for outstanding legal service with innovative law firm management. A visionary litigator and brilliant strategist, Bob preferred to settle matters out of court knowing that the best solution for his clients was to find a creative solution to a problem that would allow both sides to move on. Known for his keen intellect, his quick wit and his warm demeanor, Bob will be sorely missed by all who knew him. A memorial service to celebrate Bob's life will be held at 2:00 pm, on Saturday, August 4, 2012, at First Parish Church, 349 Boston Post Rd, Weston, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob's honor to Circle of Caring, Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2042 Beacon St, Newton, MA 02468 would be most appreciated. Arrangements were made by the Nardone Funeral Home, 373 Main St. WATERTOWN, MA 02472.
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Published in The Boston Globe on Aug. 1, 2012
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