portrait picture for John L. Sullivan

Services:

A funeral procession through his beloved neighborhood of 47 years will occur on Saturday, June 13. Private interment with full military honors will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Norwalk, CT. 

Donations:

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to:  Peace Ridge Sanctuary – Horse program, 1111 Littlefield Rd, Brooks, ME 04921 (http://www.peaceridgesanctuary.org/donate/).  He adored the rescued horses residing there and spent many hours visiting there with his grandson.

John L. Sullivan


May 8, 1947 - June 9, 2020

John L. Sullivan, 73, husband of the late Elaine B. Sullivan, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at his home in Norwalk.  Born May 8, 1947 in Norwalk, Connecticut, he was the son of the late Joseph M. and Edith S. Sullivan.  

Mr. Sullivan attended Brien McMahon High School. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.  He later worked for the Southern New England Telephone Company for 25 years.  He then worked for an additional ten years for the Norwalk Public School System before retiring.  Mr. Sullivan loved the outdoors, was an avid fisherman and cherished his trips to Florida and Maine to spend time with his family.  His sense of humor was unparalleled and could be counted on for comic relief whenever life got too serious.

Mr. Sullivan is survived by sons John and wife Katherine of Naples, FL and Christopher and partner Diane of Norwalk, and his daughter Lauren Gallant and husband Andrew of Old Town, ME; his grandson, Griffin, a.k.a. “little buddy”, and step-grandson Zackary.  He is also survived by his brother Joseph Michael and husband Stuart of Cooper City, FL.  In addition to his wife Elaine, he was predeceased by his brother Kevin R. of Norwalk.  

A funeral procession through his beloved neighborhood of 47 years will occur on Saturday, June 13. Private interment with full military honors will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Norwalk, CT.  

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to:  Peace Ridge Sanctuary – Horse program, 1111 Littlefield Rd, Brooks, ME 04921 (http://www.peaceridgesanctuary.org/donate/).  He adored the rescued horses residing there and spent many hours visiting there with his grandson.

  1. To the Sullivan Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a wonderful man. We were privileged to have known him.
    We had many laughs and a fun trip to Maine. Our prayers and kind thoughts are with all of You!
    May your special moments be kept close to your hearts and help ease your pain.
    May the good Lord bless each one of you now and always.
    With love,
    Dick & Rosemary

    June 13, 2020
    Richard & Rosemary Fabrizio -
  • So sorry for your loss, your dad was a great guy to everyone, he will be missed by all, especially his family and little buddy and Zack

    June 13, 2020
    Tammy Runnells -
  • Sorry for your loss. I worked with John for many years at SNET he will be missed RIP John

    June 13, 2020
    Joe Capuano -
  • Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayer is with the family.

    June 13, 2020
    Russell Foley -
  • John, Katherine & Family. I was very sad to see that your Dad had passed. I personally didn’t know him but I’m sure Mark did. I wanted to send my condolences and prayers to you at this time. Our memories keep them in our hearts forever. Patti & all the Suda Family.

    June 15, 2020
    Patti Suda -
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