Shannon Patrick Sullivan
1965 - 2020
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It is with profound sadness we share, our beloved Shannon Patrick Sullivan, passed peacefully at St. Francis Hospital on Monday August 17, 2020. Shannon was born July 31, 1965 in Hartford, CT. He graduated from Simsbury High School and Dean College. He enjoyed careers in various sales positions and finally as an admissions director for a vocational school. He leaves behind his sister and brother-in-law Tara and Tom Mulryan of Glastonbury, his brother Shawn D. Sullivan of Westport, CT, his nieces, Kaitlin Kershner and her husband Joel of Boston, MA, Colleen Mulryan of Glastonbury, his nephew Patrick Mulryan of Sharon, CT, his twin grandnieces Emma and Ava Kershner and his very dear and ever loyal friend Tim Sandhouse of Wethersfield. Shannon would always joke that Tim was his brother from a different mother. He also leaves many aunts, uncles and cousins who have kept him close to their hearts in prayer. He was predeceased by his father John B. Sullivan and his mother Cecelia C. Sullivan Morse. As we mourn our deep loss, let us remember the great times and fun we always had when Shannon was in our midst. He loved life, sports, including golf and baseball and having fun. He always made us laugh, and most of all, never let the facts get in the way of a good story. We would like to thank St. Francis Hospital Hospice for the loving care they provided. Friends may call at the Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury on Friday August 21 from 4-6pm. A funeral mass with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For online condolences please visit

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Published in Hartford Courant on Aug. 20, 2020.
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September 11, 2020
I will miss you Shannon.
Claudia Dondzik
August 22, 2020
Shannon was one fun guy. I have many high school memories where he made my day better. He will definitely be missed.
Brig Henderson
August 21, 2020
I write this with a heavy heart. I learned this morning that my college roommate, Shannon Sullivan, from Dean passed away this week.

If you ever met Shannon he would make you laugh instantly and was the life of a party.

Rest In Peace my old friend. May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields.

We will meet again one day my friend.
J. Bee
August 21, 2020
Shannon and i have been friends for over 20 years.The most likable fun loving person I have have ever known and I loved him.You will be missed my friend.
bob caissie
August 20, 2020
Our dads were pals. Didn’t realize it at the time but Irish families like both of ours were kindred, if not close. Shannon and I played ball together as kids and I do remember more than anything, him laughing and his laugh. He was just so....nice. A little sadder place here now that he is gone, yet eternity gained a smile maker.
John Neagle
August 20, 2020
For years we were together every weekend.
Time and life drifted us apart but you will always be my best man.
August 20, 2020
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Jennifer Gilow
August 20, 2020
Wether on the field or bench as our case may have been or at a party Shannon always brightened my day. I can’t remember a conversation that I did not walk away laughing. So sorry for your loss.
Phil Hargrave
August 20, 2020
One time Shannon and I were running, trying to get in shape for HS football. Every time we passed someone he would say Hi. I asked him why does he say hi to everyone. He said, “Novs, it’s nice to be nice.” That has always stuck with me for all these years.
Steve Novak
August 20, 2020
Those sparkling Irish eyes, that dazzling smile, that quick wit ... that’s the Shannon etched in my memories. God bless you and your family.
Mary Ballou
August 19, 2020
Rick Tosh
August 19, 2020
Shannon was one of the funniest people I’ve ever met! Back in the 90’s we were close and shared some great times! So sorry for your loss ❤
Debbie Cohen Sallet
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