Daniel J. Sullivan of Chelmsford, MA


5807 SullivanDaniel J. Sullivan of Chelmsford, MA formerly of Cheshire, CT died early Wednesday morning June 1, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was married to Lois A. (MacVarish) Sullivan with whom he celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on May 5.

Born in Chelsea, MA, he was the son of the late Daniel J. and Margaret Sullivan. He graduated from Medford High School in 1945 and from Tufts College of Medford with a BS in Economics in 1951.

He proudly served with the U.S. Navy during WWII attaining the rank of Seaman First Class.

Daniel retired from Factory Mutual of Florham Park, NJ in 1997 after 45 years of service.

He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in Chelmsford.

Daniel was a Third Degree Knight of Columbus Santa Fe Knights of Columbus Council of Cheshire, CT. He was a former Scoutmaster of Troop 93 of Cheshire, CT.

Besides his wife, he is survived by six sons, Daniel F. and his wife Carolyn Sullivan of Halifax, MA, Mark A. and his wife Kathleen Sullivan of N. Andover, MA, David L. and his wife Melissa Sullivan of Manchester, NH, Fr. Paul Sullivan of Medford, MA, Kevin T. and his wife Mary Sullivan of Nashua, NH and John Sullivan of N. Chelmsford, MA; two daughters, Anne and her husband Fred Young of Chelmsford, MA and Mary Sullivan of Tewksbury; two brothers, Rev. Lawrence Sullivan of Peabody, MA and Kevin and his wife Paula of Billerica; one sister, Mary Lee of Peabody, MA; one sister-in-law, Monica Sullivan of Nashua, NH; sixteen grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Francis Sullivan of Nashua, NH, who died on April 1, 2009.

Visiting hours Fri. 4 to 8 p.m. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA. A Funeral Mass will be Sat. at 10am at St. John the Evangelist Church in Chelmsford, MA. Burial in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to St. John the Evangelist Church, 115 Middlesex Street, N. Chelmsford, MA 01863 or the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.  Guestbook at  www.dolanfuneralhome.com 



June 3, 2016
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dolan Funeral Home


June 4, 2016
10:00 AM
St. John the Evangelist Church, Chelmsford, MA
  1. Richard Livermore says:

    Mr. Sullivan was the best Scoutmaster. I was thinking about how patient he was with me when I was in Troop 93 and he was our Scoutmaster just last month when I had my Scout troop at summer camp. I appreciate all the time he spent teaching us boys how to be men. I would not be where I am today without the time and effort that he spent. My regards and condolences to the whole Sullivan family.

  2. Peggy Newmark says:

    John and family…..so sorry to hear of the loss of your father…..the families of St. Mary’s miss you in our lives

  3. Bill & Ellen Barrasso says:


    We are very sorry to hear the news of your father’s passing. We will keep you and your family in our prayers during this sad time.

    Sincerely, Bill, Ellen, Patrick, Joseph and Michael Barrasso

  4. Mary Sbuttoni says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  5. Christine Kelley Connors says:

    Anne, thank you for welcoming me into your home. I feel privileged to have met your wonderful dad and in a small way help you and your family the best way I know how. My heart aches for you. Love to you all, Chrissy.

  6. William, Diane Wilkie & Family says:

    Kevin, Sorry to hear of the loss of your brother Dan! Our hearts and deepest sympathy goes out to you and your entire family. Dan is now one of your guardian angels that will watch over you and the family. God bless

  7. June Archer says:

    Mrs. Sullivan, Dan, Mark, David, Paul, Ann and all the Sullivans – Remembering the wonderful, sweet, always-with-a-smile Mr. Sullivan. How blessed you all were to have had him with you for so long. Praying for his eternal rest and your comfort. Miss you all, June xo

  8. Linda stevenson says:

    To john sullivan and family. So sorry to hear about loss of your dad. Will keep you and family in my prayers. Linda stevenson

  9. Mark F. Flint says:


    I was so sorry to hear the news of your Dad’s return home to God. I know what a role model he was for you, and I remember how fondly you always spoke of him. He will be greatly missed.
    Know that you and your family are in my prayers and those of my students during this difficult time. Please do not hesotate to contact me if you need anything at all.
    Mark Flint

  10. Nancy Markiewicz says:


    We’re so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

    Michael, Nancy and Steven Markiewicz

  11. Paul & Denise Miller says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss. We will be praying for him and the family.

  12. Jeff Karls says:

    Dearest Sullivan Family,
    Please be assured of many prayers from the Jeff and Julie Karls family.We are eternally grateful for the example and kindness of the Dan Sullivan family for our family over the years. We are deeply sorry for your loss and pray that you will be comforted through the intercession of Our Blessed Mother Mary and may Dan rest in eternal peace and happiness with all the Saints in heaven. May God bless and comfort you all.


  13. Thomas Fahey says:

    Lois, Teresa and I are so sorry of Dan’s death. I try to keep a little track of you and your family thru Fr. Paul. I know you have had a get together about a week ago. We will remember Dan and your wonderful family in our prayers, Tom Fahey.

  14. Karen Ebersole says:

    My deepest sympathies to the wonderful family of Mr. Daniel Sullivan, as they mourn the loss of their beloved husband, father, uncle, grandfather & friend. May he rest in God’s sweet peace and may the whole family find comfort in sharing the fond memories of his wonderful life. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Karen (Bebak) Ebersole

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