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Loving mother, grandmother
Waterbury, CT Marilyn Catherine Sullivan, 93, wife of the late Thomas L. Sullivan Sr., died peacefully in the care of VITAS Hospice at St Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, CT on June 12, 2020.
Marilyn was born in the Bronx, NY on December 8, 1926 a daughter of the late William and Helen Bradley. Marilyn married the love of her life, Thomas L. Sullivan, Sr. on October 5, 1947. They celebrated 55 years of marriage, enjoying every dance together, many wonderful friendships, and a lovely home.
In her early years she was a fashion illustrator for department stores & worked for The Up To Date stores In Poughkeepsie NY. She was an avid artist and loved teaching her art skills to her grandchildren. According to her family & friends, she was the “Scrabble Champ”.
Marilyn leaves behind a daughter, Mary Ellen Sullivan-Mason & her fiancée Pete Anselmo, of Harrisburg NC; two sons, Robert Sullivan & his wife Claire of Poughkeepsie NY and Thomas L. Sullivan Jr. & his wife Mary Alice of Naugatuck CT; five grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and her many friendships during her lifetime.
All services will be private and there are no calling hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck. In lieu of flowers and to honor Marilyn’s memory, contributions can be made to VITAS Hospice at St. Mary’s Hospital, 56 Franklin Street, Waterbury, CT 06706.