Ulric Richard Sullivan

May 2, 1941June 7, 2010

Ulric Richard Sullivan, Esq. Beloved husband, father and friend passed away unexpectedly on June 7, 2010 at 69 years old. Rick, as his friends knew him, was born in Holyoke, MA, on May 2, 1941 to John Patrick and Leonie Montcalm Sullivan. After spending time working as a plumber for his father, and serving in the Air Force Reserves, he followed his sister to Washington, D.C. He went on to graduate from American University in 1967, and from Catholic University of America Law School with a Juris Doctorate in 1971, all while working on the Capitol Police Force under the patronage of Congressman Peter Rodino. Rick was admitted to the Bar in 1971 and spent his entire professional career in New York City, first as a litigator for Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and for the past 36 years working in the Legal Department at PricewaterhouseCoopers. It was while working for Sullivan & Cromwell that he met his future wife, Marilyn, who was a paralegal at the time. After residing in Manhattan, Bethel, CT, Bedford, NY, and Mt. Kisco, NY, he became a resident of Old Greenwich in 1986. Rick was very active in the community as a member of the Old Greenwich Association, Representative Town Meeting, and served on various committees as a member of the Innis Arden Golf Club. One of his greatest joys was following his sons’ youth, high school, college and professional athletic careers at Greenwich High School, Indiana University, Bucknell University, The University of Notre Dame, Union College, and the Minnesota Vikings. He rarely missed a game and could be found disagreeing with any call that went against his team. Rick was an avid reader, having finished 121 books on his beloved kindle in the last year alone. His true passion, however, was in the relationships he had with his family and friends around the country. He was known for making friends wherever he went, whether on the street, at a tailgate, or a barbecue in the backyard, and often with a glass of wine. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Marilyn Sims Sullivan; his four sons, Ulric T. Sullivan, Samuel S. Sullivan, John A. Sullivan and Robert S. Sullivan; siblings Rev. John L. Sullivan, Dr. Leonie Watson, Anne Burke, Thomas Sullivan, Esq., and Mary Donah; mother-in-law Grace Sims and sister-in-law Janet Sims; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Daughter, Eleanor Francis Sullivan, predeceases him. Visitation hours will be held for family and friends at Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home located at 31 Arch Street, Greenwich CT, 06830, from 4 - 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15th and 4 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16th. Funeral services will be held at The First Congregational Church of Greenwich located at 108 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich CT, 06870 at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 17th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Albertson Memorial Church, 293 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT, 06870. To send the family an online condolence, please visit www.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 17, 2010
  • Visitation Tuesday, June 15, 2010
  • Visitation Wednesday, June 16, 2010

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Robert Larson

January 12, 2011

Hello, I worked with Rick on the Capitol Police force from 1965 to 1969. Rick had lots of friends and we both went to A.U. where I started law school and finished at the University of Oregon in 1971. I later saw Rick when he came out to Oregon on a case and we had a nice day of reminising and going to the Oregon coast for dinner before heading back to Portland. He did not even complain when I smoked a cigar on the way back. I still practice law in Eugene, Oregon.

Peter Horowitz

July 6, 2010

My condolences to the Sullivan family. I worked closely with Ric for 15 years at PW and PwC. He was an outstanding colleague and a good friend. I will miss him.

Thom Field

July 6, 2010

Rick was one of the princes with whom I worked at PW/PwC. Always a smile, no matter the day or the issue. Smart as a whip and kind as the day is long. He will be sorely missed.

Lisa Byrns

July 6, 2010

To the Sullivan family, our deepest condolences to each of you. We met Ric through Innis, where he made us feel very welcome at our first event. He always seemed to be smiling and in good humor, and we will miss his booming smile around town. Leo D'Acierno and Lisa Byrns

Rich Martin

June 25, 2010

Marilyn and sons
We have been friends of Tom and Kate for many years. They spoke often of your family with much love. We are very sorry to hear of your loss.
Rich and Lisa Martin

June 23, 2010

To the Sullivan family; we were surprised and saddened to learn of Rick's passing. We knew Rick as warm, passionate about athletics and his family, and deeply connected to Old Greenwich. Our condolences to you on your loss.

Stephen Selbst & Kris Stahly

June 21, 2010

We were greatly saddened to hear about your loss; our hearts will always be with your entire family; we have always had a great affection for Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan and, of course, all four boys [Now men]. With great fondness, Diane, Herman, Zan & Mark Kaufman

Mary & Paul Barker

June 19, 2010

Dear Sullivan Family, It is with great sadness that we just now heard of Rick's passing. He was always a great neighbor in Old Greenwich and yes, devoted entirely to his family. We are glad that he was there to enjoy and see his sons' successes...the fruit of all his hard work coaching! Paul and he would see each other on the Metro very early and Paul always enjoyed seeing him...started his day with a positive sign. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, The Barkers

June 18, 2010

To Marilyn and her handsome sons,

We remember the good old days when SKIP & RICK was one word! Lots of fun, lots of laughs and more than a little beer!

Of late, we remember our trip to Notre Dame and being treated like family (which some thought we were!) and Rick's help with making this past Christmas so special for a 13 year old football fan in Maine - thanks, John!

Thru our tears, we thank God for Rick in our lives and pray your happy memories will sustain you as well.

Love to all, Grace & Dan Sullivan
Westfield, Ma

June 18, 2010

Marilyn and sons- may God bless you and keep you in the palm of His hands during this time. Rick is now in a wonderful place. He had lived a good life. He was a blessing indeed. Our deepest sympathy.
Jan and Paul Kittelson of Benson MN