OBITUARY

Dorothy S. Sullivan

December 7, 1923April 18, 2019
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Dorothy “Dot” (Sisson) Sullivan, age 95, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019 in the Catholic Memorial Home. She was the wife of the late James H. Sullivan and the late Capt. Dennis J. Sullivan Fall River Fire Dept.

Born in Fall River a daughter of the late Frank A. and the late Grace (Charette) Sisson, she grew up in Tiverton, RI and was a longtime resident of Somerset.

A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School and Union Hospital School of Nursing, she was a Registered Nurse at the former Union Hospital and Charlton Memorial Hospital where she filled many positions in the emergency room; shift supervisor, head nurse and oncology nurse for 40 years before retiring in 1984.

An avid traveler, she enjoyed coordinating trips for seniors. A communicant of St. Thomas More Church, she was a past president and founder of the St. Thomas More Retirees. Dot enjoyed square dancing, quilting, painting, macramé and especially spending time with her grand and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by three sons, Dennis J. Sullivan, Capt. USN ret. And his wife Joan of Arizona, David Sullivan and his wife Diana of New Bedford, and Douglas Sullivan and his wife Nancy of Somerset; two daughters, Donna M. Sullivan of Somerset and Dale Francis and her husband Ronald of Raynham; two step-daughters, Mary Sullivan of Fall River and Joyce Sullivan of Tiverton, RI; eleven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Lorraine Warren and Margaret Poole.

Her Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 9:00 AM from Waring-Sullivan Home at Rose E. Sullivan, 866 County St., Somerset followed by her Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in St. Thomas More Church, 386 Luther Ave., Somerset. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fall River. Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. Contributions may be made in her honor to Catholic Memorial Alzheimer’s unit.

A special thanks to the Nursing Staff Catholic Memorial Nursing Home Alzheimer Unit.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 23, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 24, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, April 24, 2019
  • Burial Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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Peter Dowling

April 22, 2019

To Dennis and all of the Sullivans. I am very sorry for the loss of your mom. I have many good memories of your mom, camp nurse extraordinarie, and your dad from the days of Cathedral Camp.
Peter Dowling
Placida FL

Janis Poole

April 21, 2019

To all the family and friends of Dorothy Sullivan, you have my deepest sympathy and condolences. She was a wonderful and caring person. She will be deeply missed.

Scott Poole

April 21, 2019

🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 Condolences to family and friends of Dorothy Sisson Sullivan at this time of sorrow.Always remembered as a caring soul and a wonderful sister to my loving Mother Margaret “Grace” Poole R.I.P.

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