Rev. Lawrence F. Sullivan

  • Born: February 11, 1931
  • Died: January 10, 2020
  • Location: Peabody, Massachusetts

Gately Funeral Home

79 West Foster Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Tel. (781) 665-1949

Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

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Rev. Lawrence F. Sullivan, of Peabody, passed into eternal life on Friday, January 10 after a long illness. He was 88.
Son of the late Daniel J. & Margaret M. (Murphy) Sullivan. Father Larry was born and raised in Medford. After studying at St. John Seminary, he was ordained to the priesthood in 1956. He served in parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Boston: in Natick, Maynard, Brockton, Milton, Weymouth, Revere, and Chelsea. He was known as a kind, generous man and a conscientious priest.

Father Larry will be dearly missed by his sister Mary Lee of Peabody, his brother Kevin Sullivan & his wife Paula of Billerica, sister-in-law Lois Sullivan of Chelmsford: his nineteen nieces, nephews and many great nieces and great nephews and devoted friends. He was predeceased by his brother Dan Sullivan, his brother Frank Sullivan and his wife Monica and his brother-in-law Bob Lee.

Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose, on Friday, January 17, 2020 from 4:00-8:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 441 Fellsway West, Medford on Saturday January 18th at 10:00AM. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery in Stoneham. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Church, Medford or Care Dimensions Hospice.