Eleanor Sullivan

April 28, 1921May 1, 2018

Sullivan, Eleanor- Age 97, of Scituate, passed away on May 1, 2018 surrounded by her family. Born in Dorchester, she was a daughter to the late Joseph and Mary Lillian Delorey. She was the loving wife to the late Ralph Warren Sullivan. Beloved mother to Mark L. Sullivan, his wife Antoinette of Naples, FL, Gregory V. Sullivan, his wife Ellen of Hingham, Ma, and the late Paul D. Sullivan and Christopher R. Sullivan. Cherished grandmother to Aimee, Heather, Jonathan, Kathleen, Kristen, Cara, Lauren, Patrick, Jacqueline and Christopher. Eleanor was also a great grandmother to 12. She will be remembered by her sister Barbara Janiak, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings Dorothy O’Neil, Marjorie Szum and Anne Buschini.

Eleanor graduated from St. Gregory’s High School in Dorchester and Burdett College. She served as the Treasurer of the Blackstone Gas Company from 1955 through 1986, and was a legal secretary for Malloy & Sullivan in Hingham until her retirement at age 90. She enjoyed singing, swimming, cooking, ice skating, and walking along the beaches in Scituate. She was a devoted fan of the Boston Bruins, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends.

A visitation will take place on Friday May 4, 2018 from 4-8pm at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Road, Scituate. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday May 5, 2018, at 12 noon from St. Mary of the Nativity Church, 1 Kent Street, Scituate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Norwell VNA and Hospice.


  • Visitation Friday, May 4, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, May 5, 2018

Eleanor Sullivan

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Richard Szum

May 6, 2018

"For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name, He writes - not that you won or lost - but how you played the Game!'

Eleanor achieved many goals and experienced many wins, but never gloated. She also experienced heartbreaking losses but never complained. She played the hand she was dealt with optimism, confidence, grace and dignity. She was generous, fun-loving, adventurous and kind - only a few of her qualities and character I was fortunate to experience. She will be greatly missed. I have no doubt the Great Scorer takes pride in how Eleanor played the Game.

Rest in Peace with Ralph, Paul, and Chris my beautiful Godmother.