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Joseph John Sullivan
  • In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or Kindred Hospice 275 Martine St. Ste 202, Fall River, MA 02723

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“Dear Uncle Terry and Nancy,Our sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved Father and Grandfather to our cousins. What a smile he had! ...Read More »
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Joseph John Sullivan, 96, of Wareham formerly of Needham passed away on Oct 11, 2016.
Born in Brookline, Joe graduated from Boston College and served in the US Navy and the US Army Air Corps during WW II. For several years he operated Acme Trucking and had worked for Cullen Equipment in Boston. He later worked as an office manager for McInerney Specialty Foods. Joe was an avid golfer and had run the golf tournament for the Needham Retired Men's Club, of which he was a member, for many years.
Beloved husband of the late Elsbeth "Bette" (Thompson) Sullivan. He was the loving father of J. Terence Sullivan and his wife Nancy of Webster and Karen Tamagini and her husband Jay of Wareham and brother of the late Barbara Chase, Thomas Sullivan, Mary Cullen and Jack O'Neil. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
His funeral will be from the Eaton Funeral Home 1351 Highland Ave (Exit 19 B off Rte 128) Needham on Mon Oct 17 at 9 AM followed by his Mass of Christian Burial in St. Bartholomew Church at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours Sun 4-7 PM. Interment with Military Honors in Needham Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or Kindred Hospice 275 Martine St. Ste 202, Fall River, MA 02723

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128 Nehoiden St. Needham, MA