February 17, 2020

Theodore S. “Ted” Sullivan


Theodore S. “Ted” Sullivan, of Meadowcrest Drive, Riverside, a man who graced this world leaving a path of joy for the past 88 years, passed away September 7, 2019. He was the beloved husband of the late Lucille (O’Neil) Sullivan.

Born in Providence, a son of the late John and Agnes (McDonough) Sullivan, he was a lifelong resident of East Providence.

Mr. Sullivan was Lineman for the former New England Telephone Company for 35 years.

Theodore was life communicant of St. Brendan Church. He was a former member of the City of East Providence Planning Board and the Riverside Bishop Hickey Council Knights of Columbus. He also was a former East Providence Weights and Measures agent. He was active in local politics and enjoyed golfing, photography and listening to music.

Mr. Sullivan was a United States Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War.

He is survived by a son, Steven D. Sullivan of Sarasota, Florida; two daughters, Susan A. Sullivan of Smithfield and Leslie A. Shattuck-Moore of East Providence; a brother, Ronald Sullivan of Owensboro, KY; five grandchildren, Ryan Shattuck, Rory Shattuck and Jessica Shattuck all of East Providence; Shannon Sullivan of Boston, MA and Patrick Sullivan of East Greenwich and two great-grandchildren, London and Desmond.

His funeral will be held on Thursday September 12, 2019 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 10 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Calling hours are Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Theodore’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd, Suite 3004, Warwick, RI 02886 would be deeply appreciated.


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