Dennis J. "Denny" Sullivan
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Dennis (Denny) Joseph Sullivan of Providence, Rhode Island went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on February 12th, 2021 at the age of 71.
Except for his faith in Christ, Denny's top priority and joy in life was his family: his wife Dawn, daughters Bethany Sullivan, Rebekah DeMello, and Elizabeth Sullivan, and his son-in-law Tyler DeMello. He is the brother of Sharon Marr of Maryland and her late husband Thomas; Kathleen Kells of Matunuck and her husband Robert; Mary LaChance of West Warwick and her husband David; and James Sullivan of Georgia and his wife Kimberly. He is the son of the late Joseph H. and Josephine A. (Carnavale) Sullivan.
Denny graduated from Mount Pleasant high school in 1967 and is a disabled Vietnam Veteran. He has worked as a GIS Specialist for the State of Rhode Island's Department of Transportation for over 40 years. At the age of 28, Denny dedicated his life to the Lord and spent the remainder of his earthly life endeavoring to show the Love of God to those he met. He was a faithful member and Elder at Faith Christian Center, Seekonk, MA for over 40 years. After receiving Jesus, his second greatest joy was the day in 1990 when he married his 'sweetheart' Dawn. Theirs is a true love story, a match made in heaven. Where Denny is, Dawn is; they complete each other. To say that Denny is an amazing husband and devoted father is an understatement, yet he would not want the accolades. He would want only that when you see Denny, you see Jesus. He poured love into the people around him, no matter the personal cost, and found great joy in encouraging and giving to those around him. His presence on earth will be sorely missed by all who know him, but he would want all of us to remember that "nothing can separate us from the unlimited love of God, which is in Christ Jesus".
His Funeral Service will be held Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 10:30 am at the Faith Christian Center, 95 Sagamore Rd., Seekonk, MA. Visiting hours are Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 3:30 – 6:30 pm at the Faith Christian Center. Burial will be private. The service on Thursday will be livestreamed beginning at 10:30 am at In lieu of flowers, donations in Denny's memory may be made to the Providence Rescue Mission, 627 Cranston St., Providence, RI 02907 or Arrangements by Maceroni Funeral Home.

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Published in The Providence Journal on Feb. 16, 2021.
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February 16, 2021
My husband Brian and I would like to extend our condolences to all of you. I grew up with Dennis’s brother, Jim at Roy Carpenter’s and my brother Danny and Sister affectionately called him our cousin since we shared Auntie Evy as an Aunt. Met Dennis briefly there from time to time and was happy to know the family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
Bette & Brian Cotter
February 16, 2021
I've known Danny forever. I babysat for his niece, Karen and nephew, Bobby. I called his mom, Auntie Josey. Although we haven't spent as much time together in our adult years, I have fantastic memories of our childhood times. RIP Denny in God's hands.
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February 16, 2021
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February 16, 2021
To the Sullivan Family:

I am very sorry for your loss. I worked with Dennis in the GIS section at the RI Department of Transportation. Dennis was a well-respected and respectful colleague. He would always greet me with a “Good Morning” when I first came in and a cheerful hello throughout the day.

His love for his family was very evident with the pictures on his desk and his family photo calendar that he would receive every year and hang with pride.

Dennis will be missed by all who worked with him and had the pleasure to have known him.

John White
West Greenwich
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