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“Sully would come over my house and we'd "party" and switch back and forth playing on my drumset to 8 track tapes of the Beatles - then we'd go to...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Richard Santorsola - Chelsea, MA

“My sympathy to all Friends and Family. Bill & Bob Kennedy ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Bill De Young - South Boston, MA

“Bob was a former co-worker and was a big help to me when I first came to the company. He had a wonderful sense of humor. My prayers and sympathies...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Barbara Hagan - NH - Coworker

“To the entire Sullivan clan we would like to wish our sincere condolence to you all. So sad to hear about Bobby, he was truly a unique guy with a...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Sue & Mark Trethewey - Parrish, FL

“I met Bob through Janice . They came and helped out when Ed had a Car accident .I am so sorry for your loss . ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: Denise Patterson - Pittsfield, NH

“My sincerest and heartfelt condolences go out to the Sullivan family. Bobby was always the life of the party and always made me laugh. His smile...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Ann Jonelis

“Bob worked for me at the Maaco franchise in Lawrence for 10 years. He was a loyal employee and a large part of the success the shop experienced...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“I am very sorry to here of Bob's passing. Please accept my condolences. ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: David Spinney - Woburn, MA

Julie and Sully at one of many Halloween parties “Charlie and I were shocked and so saddened when we learned of Sully's passing. He is one of my husband's best friends since childhood and quickly...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Julie Curll - Easley, SC - Friend

Oct 1989 Sully as a groomsman at my wedding “I met Sully in kindergarten at Lincoln school when we were fighting over a Tonka truck and we've been friends ever since. We grew up together and...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Charlie Curll - Easley, SC

“Just want to say how sorry we are to hear of bobs passing.grew up with bob many great times hanging out with all the guys.bob will be missed by many ...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Ernie Karelas - Melrose, MA

“Bob you will be missed. I know Dewy will miss your weekly calls and I will miss making fun of how long you two talked like a couple of girls.. Miss...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Maureen Doucet - Londonderry, NH

“bobby was a great man sorry for your loss ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: david lindquist - danvers, MA

“RIP Bob. You were a great guy. ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Norma Mullan - Billerica, MA

“I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I always knew him to be a good man and had many laughs with him years ago ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Eileen Gale-Avtges - MA

“I'm so sorry for your loss. ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Liza Voyiatzakis - Manchester, NH

“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 »
17 of 17 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Robert J. "Bob" Sullivan, of Manchester, NH, formerly of Lawrence & Melrose, passed away on December 16, 2016 at the age of 56, after a short illness. Bob was born in Medford on June 15, 1960 to the late John A. & Dorothy A. (Randall) Sullivan. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1978. Bob was a proud member of the North Star Drum & Bugle Corp., and was an original member of the Chrome Wall Drum Line. Bob was a talented musician who always had a passion for playing the drums, the piano, and just about any other instrument he could get his hands on. Bob was the loving companion of Janice DeFronzo of Manchester, NH. Caring brother of John T. Sullivan & his wife Kamariah of San Francisco, CA, Joan M. Feeley & her husband Thomas of Andover, William F. Sullivan & his wife Karen of MI, Barbara J. Nicholson & her husband Clifford of N. Billerica, Maryann Sullivan of Brookline, James E. Sullivan & his wife Candice of Dover, Thomas M. Sullivan & his wife Rebecca of Melrose, and the late David R. Sullivan. Brother-in-law of Rose Sullivan of Haverhill. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Visiting Hours will be held on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 from 5:00-8:00 PM at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose, MA. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 at 9:00 AM, followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, Herbert St. Melrose. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Jimmy Fund/Dana Farber, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. .