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William J. Sullivan Jr.

WORCESTER - William J. Sullivan Jr., 74, of Worcester, was stricken ill and passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016 at his home.

He leaves his wife Patricia A. (Brote) Sullivan; three sons, Stephen J. Sullivan and his wife Jean of Worcester, David J. Sullivan and his wife Deborah of Oxford, and Kevin J. Sullivan and Samantha Adams of Auburn; a stepdaughter Linda Campaniello and her spouse Fern Lee of Worcester; four grandchildren, Ryan Sullivan, Meghan Sullivan, Nathan Campaniello and Brenda Lee Dix of Worcester, and Nicholas Campaniello and his wife Shannon; a great-granddaughter Luciana Campaniello; a sister Dorothy A. Dunphy and her husband Donald of West Boylston; a sister-in-law Doris Sullivan of East Longmeadow; and nieces and nephews. His brother Robert E. Sullivan predeceased him.

Bill was born in Worcester, son of William J. and Katherine T. (Lowney) Sullivan. He was a graduate of North High School and Worcester Junior College.

Bill was an electrical engineer and worked for Allegro Microsystems in Worcester for 24 years before retiring in 2006. He also served in the Massachusetts National Guard.

Bill was smart, witty and always ready for an argument you knew you would lose. The ever-present twinkle in his eyes showed how much he loved his people.

Bill was incredibly handy. He could fix anything and loved re-purposing, building or tinkering in his basement workshop. He loved fishing, especially for trout, sports, and traveling with friends and family.

Calling hours are Monday, December 19, from 5 to 8 p.m.at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 20 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 022451-8750.

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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Dec. 17 to Dec. 18, 2016.
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December 21, 2016
Pat to you an the family sorry to hear about Bill may he rest in Peace.
Chuck Wincer
December 19, 2016
With heavy heart for you, I am send you my deepest sympathy. And want you to know I'm thinking of you & your family during this time.
Joanna Crossman
December 18, 2016
Steve, Dave & Kevin,
My deepest sympathies to you all on the passing of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
Kathy (O'Shea) Rabbett
December 18, 2016
Rest in Peace Billy.
My condolences to your family and friends.
Nancy (Moran) McMahon Agawam,Ma
December 18, 2016
Our deepest sympathy and sadness over the loss of Billy. May you find comfort in each other at this sad time.
Debbie and Kyle Sullivan
December 18, 2016
Thank you for serving our country. May your family find comfort in their faith and may you Rest in Peace.
Dr.Timothy Hoffman
December 18, 2016
To Sullys family; The Class of North High School 1960 send our sympathies on his passing. He played baseball, football,hockey. He will be remembered by all his classmates. Rest in peace old Lincoln St.neighbor.
Nothh High School Class of 1960
December 17, 2016
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family today and always.
American Heart Association
December 17, 2016
Rest in peace my friend. Patti may the angels wrap their wings around you during this time. I love you both..HUGS!
Karlyn Derose
December 17, 2016
Rest peacefully my friend. Patti may the angels wrap their wings around you during this time. I love you both...so sad...HUGS
Karlyn&Mike Derose
December 17, 2016
Stephen Kevin and David..sorry to hear of your dad's passing..Cousin Patty
Pat Whitney
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