Andrea Marie Farrell Sullivan

April 14, 1954October 15, 2013
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Andrea M. (Farrell) Sullivan, 59, of Norwood, suddenly, Tuesday, October, 15. Born in Quincy, April 14, 1954, she was the daughter of Louise “Renee” (Ciampoli) Farrell of Canton and the late Richard Farrell. Andrea was a treasured special education teacher at the Callahan Elementary School in Norwood for the last 18 years and also taught adult education classes in Norwood. Prior to that, she worked at Leland Hall in Franklin for several years. She was the beloved wife of Thomas Sullivan of Norwood, the loving mother of Elizabeth Sullivan of South Boston, Christina Sullivan and her husband Thomas Pasquale of Medford, and Laura Sullivan of Newton; the dear sister of Linda and her husband Thomas Bernasconi of Bellingham, Brian Farrell and his wife, Ubon, of VA, and Stephen Farrell and his wife, Amy, of Peabody; and the cherished aunt of several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 19, at 9:00 AM from the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole Street (Rte. 1A), Norwood, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 547 Washington Street, Norwood. Interment will follow the Mass in Highland Cemetery, Norwood. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, October 18, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM and 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Andrea’s memory to the Callahan School PTA, 116 Garfield Ave., Norwood, MA 02062.


  • Visitation Friday, October 18, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, October 18, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 19, 2013

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Lisa Fitzgibbon

November 1, 2013

I first met Andrea many, many years ago, walking with her babies all over Norwood. Being a townie, My mom and I got to know Andrea from just being in town. Our children are about the same age and she was also a member of Norwood Mothers club where I would see her again, Years later my children all went to the Callahan school and once again our paths crossed. My children had learning difficulties and Andrea was very instrumental in their sucess.
Thank you to Andrea for being the wonderful caring person she was and such an asset to the Callahan school.
May the memories you all have of your wife and mom be with you and get you all through this difficult time. She is with the angels guiding you all now.
She will be missed
Lisa Fitzgibbon


October 30, 2013

Many years ago I met Andrea. She was a very special person. I will never forget her and am deeply saddened by her passing. To her husband and children I pass along my deepest and sincere condolences. Please know that you're not alone during these difficult times.

October 30, 2013

As we live our lives, we travel our roads and if we're lucky we meet people we always remember. I knew Andrea for a very short while but in that time I learned how special she was and I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I send my deepest regrets to her husband and her children. I will be forever greatful to have had her in my life. Rest in peace Andrea.

Ronnie deeganmahon

October 29, 2013

A brilliant gem has been taken far too soon, deepest sympathy to you all From Helen Deegan Mahon

Jessica Bopp

October 25, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. She was a wonderful woman as well as a terrific teacher. She was one of my teachers at the Callahan School and was most certainly my favorite. May she rest in peace. My deepest sympathies.

Maryellen Lennon-Arms

October 23, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad I got the opportunity to meet her recently, she was a lovely women.

Drew Mittelman

October 22, 2013

I am so saddened to hear of Andrea's passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

Cheryl & Erin Murphy

October 22, 2013

We are very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Sullivan loved our Callahan Girl Scout Troop and always bought GS Cookies to send to her girls! We will miss her dearly.


October 19, 2013

Andrea was in my yoga class and I wanted to pay my respects. I am very saddened by this news and will truly miss her. My deepest sympathies.

October 19, 2013

I was so sorry and saddened to hear of Andrea's passing. I grew up in the neighborhood with the Farrell family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time

Joyce O'Dette Bonacci