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Francis J. "Frank" Sullivan

Francis J. "Frank" Sullivan
  • November 20, 1947 - November 13, 2018
  • Melrose, Massachusetts
  • New England Center & Home for Veterans
    17 Court St.
    Boston, MA 02108

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“Offering our sincere condolences. May the God of love comfort your heart and make you firm in your time of grief. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17. ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: A friend

“Ann and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Fran was the happiest person I know, always smiling. He was a very warm and kind person, he will be...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Debbie Connors - Melrose, MA

“Frannie always had a smile, a warm greeting and a kind word every single time he saw me. His smile will sorely be missed. Cathy, you were his heart...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Susan Morales - Melrose, MA

“Cathy and family, so sorry for your loss..Fran will always be smiling down on everyone. He is the brightest star in the sky. Ann Marie ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Ann Marie DaRocha - Everett, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Francis J. "Frank" Sullivan, of Melrose, died at the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington on Nov. 13, 2018 at the age of 70. Frank was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1967, where he was on the gymnastics team. After high school, Frank proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Frank worked as a truck driver for the City of Melrose D.P.W. for 15 years and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for 10 years before his retirement. He resided in Melrose for many years and Malden for several years. He was a member of the Melrose Elks Club, where he enjoyed playing pool with friends. Frank loved playing softball and was an avid Boston sports fan. Frank had a devoted niece Cathy Sullivan whose relationship will always be cherished by his family. Frank was the father of Thomas J. Sullivan & his wife Jaclyn and Kelli L. Xerri & her husband Charles, all of Michigan. Grandfather of Justin, Layla & Carter. Brother of Mary Lou Lauria & her husband Vincent of Revere, John L. Sullivan & his wife Marsha of Melrose and the late Ann Marie McGee & her husband Alfred, Patricia Sullivan, Thomas Sullivan and William Sullivan. Brother in law of Ann Sullivan of Melrose. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Monday, Nov. 19th from 4-8PM. Procession from the Gately Funeral Home on Tuesday, Nov. 20th at 8:45AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St., Melrose at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to New England Center & Home for Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108.