Catherine Dexter Sullivan
October 26, 1931 – December 20, 2017
Catherine Veronica Sullivan, aged 86, died on December 20, 2017, at The Fairfax at Ft. Belvoir. "Kate" or "Kay' was born October 26, 1931, in Narrowsburg, New York, the daughter of Malcolm and Bernadette Dexter.
Kate graduated from Marymount Academy in Tarrytown, New York in 1949 and attended Marymount Manhattan College, New York and Pratt Institute before meeting the love of her life Robert Sullivan. She spent four years dating Bob while he was a cadet at West Point and was married at Holy Trinity Catholic Chapel at West Point in 1956. Kay’s greatest joy was being an Army wife and mother of four children.
She is predeceased by her husband of forty-eight years, Robert P. Sullivan and son Robert P. Sullivan, Jr. Kay is survived by her daughters Kathleen (Robert) Moran, Theresa Sullivan and Denise (William) Medved, two grandchildren, Matthew Moran and Kathryn Moran; three nieces, four nephews and a number of loving relatives and close friends.
The visitation will be held from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on January 16, 2018 at Demaine Funeral Home, 520 S. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314. The Burial Mass will be held January 17, 2018 at 10:30 am at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Alexandria. A graveside service for family and friends at Ivy Hill Cemetery will follow immediately after the Burial Mass with a reception at Army Navy Country Club following the graveside service.
Kay loved to host and entertain and will be greatly missed by her family and the many friends she touched throughout her life.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Catherine Dexter Sullivan
January 17, 2018
For Kay's Daughters and family:
I met Kay soon after she and Bob began dating Plebe Year. Bob and I were both in Co. B-1 and were good friends. As a result, I saw Kay frequently. She was able to come up for weekends very frequently. Kay was a lovely, friendly person whom everyone liked. Although we were never stationed near each other, I saw Bob frequently once I relocated to the Washington area in 1969 and saw them both at Class of 1956 functions. I ran into Kay every once in awhile at the Fort Myer Commissary or one of the health clinics. She always remembered me and my name and I felt she and Bob were true friends. I still think of and miss Bob, and now Kay joins him once again, as I hope to join my wife when my time in this part of my life is complete. And now they are a complete couple once again and forever. May God continue to richly bless them and each of you.
January 12, 2018
Dear Sullivan Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother set such a great example, she was a great witness to her faith and a truly wonderful person. She will live on in each of you.
Blessings- Derek Dalton