Eugene Richard Sullivan

August 3, 1925 ~ September 25, 2021 (age 96)


Eugene Richard Sullivan

Norwich – Eugene Richard Sullivan, 96, passed away peacefully on Saturday September 25, 2021, at his home and surrounded by his family.

He was born August 3, 1925 in Norwich, CT son of James and Julia (Dowling) Sullivan.

Eugene lived his entire life in Norwich attending Norwich Schools, NFA class of 1943 and Providence College. He married Josephine T. Ciccone on June 25, 1949. They were founding members of Sts. Peter and Paul Church. 

Eugene served in the US Navy submarine service from 1944 to 1946 serving on the USS BAYA SS318 in the South Pacific during WWII. After which he worked for 34 years in accounting for DOW Chemical and retired in 1983.

He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Josephine, who was the sparkle in his eye right to the end, a son Eugene Sullivan Jr, a brother James Sullivan and sister Arlene Sullivan Norman.

Eugene is survived by two sons: Richard M. Sullivan of Norwich and Dr. James E. Sullivan (Beth) of Stonington, two granddaughters to whom he was Pa, Megan Sullivan Young (Nick) of Quincy, MA and Emily Sullivan of Bozrah, and three great grandchildren to whom he was PaPa, Emerson and Clara Young and Ava Sullivan. They gave him great joy.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to Guguli “Juliette” Ratiani who was his devoted and patient caregiver for the last year and to the Hospice team, especially his primary nurse Kat, who helped us all through this.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the Smilow Cancer Center P.O. Box 1849 New Haven, CT 06508.

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