Robert K. “Sully” Sullivan
Robert K. “Sully” Sullivan, 63, Beloved
husband of Laurie (Stringfellow) Sullivan, passed away February 5, 2019
surrounded by family in his Rowley home following his long courageous
battle with cancer.
Born and raised in Ipswich, the son of
the late William F. Sullivan Jr. and Marilyn D. (Campbell) Sullivan, he
was a 1974 graduate of Ipswich High School. He rode his Harley to
California in 1977 where he met Laurie and was employed installing hot
tubs for the rich and famous of Hollywood. In 1978 moved to Big Pine Key,
FL and was employed as an electrical worker. In 1980 he returned to his
hometown of Ipswich where he continued with his electrical work. “Sully”
also was employed by several painting contractors, later going on to start
his own home painting and repair business. He enjoyed the
outdoors, fishing from his family’s houseboat, camping, golfing, riding
his Harley and playing poker and pool with his friends. Most of all
“Sully” loved spending time with his family and wife Laurie.
In addition to his wife he is survived by his brothers; William F.
Sullivan III and wife Grace of Ipswich, Michael E. Sullivan and wife
Cheryl of Stuart’s Draft, VA, Edward C. Sullivan and wife Stephanie of
Ipswich, and Mark Sullivan and wife Patrice of Danvers; a
Marilyn A. Sullivan and husband Nick Gotses of Ft. Myers, FL;
brother-in-law, Rick McKinney and wife Becky of Broken Arrow, OK and
several nieces and nephews which he loved
very much including his
niece who was like a daughter, Regina D. Stringfellow of Tulsa, OK. He was
the brother of the late James P. Sullivan and Joan Lent.
A celebration of his life for family and friends to share memories will be
held Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 2 to 6 pm at the Masonic Temple, 70
Topsfield Rd. Ipswich. In
lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy in his name may be made to the
Sophia Gordon Cancer Center, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, c/o
Philanthropy, 41 Mall Rd. Burlington, MA. 01805 or online at
www.support.laheyhealth.org/LHMCgive. Arrangements are under the direction
of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.
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