Arthur Thomas Sullivan, 86, of Kingston and formerly a 35 year resident of Hanover, and Touisset Point, Warren, RI, passed away September 13, 2020, with his beloved wife, Dorothy, and family by his side. He is survived by his wife of 61 years and seven children: Mark Sullivan of Lakeshore, CA, Kathleen (Alexander) Foster of Sherborn, Maureen (Olavo) deMacedo of Kingston, Kieran (John) Dodge of Hanson, Michael (Megan) Sullivan of Waltham, Casey (Lena) Sullivan of Hanson, and Shannon (Norris) Hollis of Randolph. Arthur has twelve beautiful grandchildren: Kaylee and Patrick Foster; Meghan, Michael, Erin and Catherine deMacedo; Dr. Kate and Sarah Dodge; Molly and Brady Sullivan; April Hollis Wilson and Aloni Hollis; and two great-grandchildren Aiyana and Sophia Wilson. Arthur was born in Fall River to Edmund F. and Anna M. (Sample) Sullivan and was the twin brother of Edmund, deceased. He was educated in Fall River schools and attended St. Philip Neri School, Stonehill College, and graduated with a B.S. from Northeastern University. Arthur proudly served in the United States Army for three years. Arthur retired from Polaroid Corporation as a Principle Engineer after 36 years. Upon his retirement, Arthur was a long-time volunteer as a Eucharistic Minister at South Shore Hospital and was a Compassionate Companion in the No One Dies Alone (NODA) program. He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Josephs in Kingston, a religious education teacher at St. Marys in Hanover, and a basketball and baseball coach with the HYAA in Hanover. Arthur enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling and reading. He was an avid golfer and an active member of the churches he attended throughout his life. He always had time to sit and talk, and loved to laugh - especially when surrounded by family. Arthurs family wishes to thank Cranberry Hospice for their loving and compassionate care to Sully. Visiting hours will be held at St. Josephs Church, 272 Main St., Kingston, on Wednesday, September 16, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Josephs Church on Thursday, September 17, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will directly follow at Center Cemetery in Hanover. In lieu of flowers, the Sullivan family requests memorial donations be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Josephs Church, 272 Main Street, Kingston, MA 02364 or Cranberry Hospice, 36 Cordage Park Circle, Plymouth, MA 02360.
Published in The Mariner from Sep. 16 to Sep. 29, 2020.