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Lawrence F. Sullivan
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions in his name be made to
  • Joslin Diabetes Clinic
    1 Joslin Place
    Suite 745
    Boston, MA 02115

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“I just found out, I am so so sorry for your loss he was a great man, he will truly be missed. ”
1 of 26 | Posted by: Debra Doyle - Revere, MA

“So sorry for your loss. Larry was such a wonderful, caring and loving person. I am blessed that I got to know him. R.I.P. ”
2 of 26 | Posted by: Barbara A Cahill - Everett, MA

“A real gentleman and unselfish benefactor at Our Lady of the Assumption parish...he will be missed. ”
3 of 26 | Posted by: Skip Welsh - Friend

“Dear Doris, my sincere condolences to you and your family in the loss of Larry. I shall miss him and his good sound advice. He was a great guy with...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“Doris and Family.At this difficult time in your life, we pray that God will grant you the serenity and peace that you need to get through this. Stay...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Lydia Lombard - Salem, MA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. ”
6 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“I just heard Uncle Larry passed away. I hope you can get some rest. This has been a year I do not want to live over again. That is a very nice...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Patricia Rousseau - Derry, NH

“Dear Doris, Donna Debbie and my friend Billy--my deepest and sincere condolences from my family to yours for the loss of Larry. Thank you for all of...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Jimmy and Sherri Esposito - MA

“Doris my thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. ”
9 of 26 | Posted by: Dotty D'Eon - Everett, MA

“TO Doris and family. So sorry for your loss. He was such a good friend to my dad Frank. May they rest and enjoy each others company once again. ”
10 of 26 | Posted by: Grace Maihack (Weeks) - Revere, MA

“Dear Donna & Family: My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. ”
11 of 26 | Posted by: William Goodwin - Melrose, MA

“Loved Larry:Our days at IC in Revere and off Feno St, a born leader. An example to us all. He willbe missed by so many.Tom Dunn ”
12 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“Deb, Donna and Billy I am sure sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences ”
13 of 26 | Posted by: Terry Luzzatto - Fall River, MA

“We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Larry. He has been a wonderful neighbor to us here at Towne Estates. Will always remember waving to him as...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Oliver and Kathy Childress - MA

“Doris I was so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. I am not sure you remember me from Assumption parish. We bowled together down the beach. Great...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Maryann & Buddy Cummings - MA

“Very Sorry to hear of Larry's passing! Condolences to the entire family! May he Rest in Peace! Annette Snyderman ”
16 of 26 | Posted by: Annette Snyderman - MA - friend

“Donna and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. May warm memories comfort you during this most difficult time. You will be in my thoughts and...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Paula Jones - Melrose, MA

“Doris ,Donna ,Billy and Debbie ,I am so sorry for your loss Larry was a great guy, watched over us while we worked at Sully and had a lot of great...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“Donna, I was so sorry to hear about your dad. May your memories of him help you through this difficult time. You will be in my thoughts. With Love...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Mary Beth Maranto - Melrose, MA

“We can't imagine what you're all going through I hope our thoughts prayers help to ease the pain of your loss. God bless ”
20 of 26 | Posted by: Lisa and Leslie Gonzalez - MA

“Fuzzy came to our house with my Uncle Johnny. My mother always took time to have a cup of tea with both of them. Sorry for your loss. ”
21 of 26 | Posted by: Mary Geehan Wagner - Melrose, MA

“Mr. Sullivan,Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served in the U.S. Army during the...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: Mike Casey - El Paso, TX

“You will be missed. ”
23 of 26 | Posted by: Pamela George - Somerville, MA

“Doris and family you're in our Thoughts and Prayers. We are so saddened by the loss, he will be dearly missed. ”
24 of 26 | Posted by: The Powers family - stratham, NH

“Doris, Mike and I want you to know how sorry we are and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love Cheryl & Mike Gonyea ”
25 of 26 | Posted by: Cheryl Gonyea

“To Doris and familySo sorry for your loss. Larry was one of the best guys. I remember all the good times we had.You will be in my thoughts and...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: Lisa Tomashpol - Chelsea, MA

SULLIVAN, Lawrence F. "Larry"- Of Melrose, fomerly of Chelsea, December 11th. Devoted husband for 61 years to Doris M. (Arsenault). Beloved father of Donna Sullivan-Keohane and her late husband Kevin of Wakefield, William "Billy" Sullivan of Melrose and Debbie Sullivan of Everett. Brother of Edna McCauley of Melrose, Ellen Thornton of Lynn, Florence Twomey of Norwood, Carol Mendez of Georgetown and the late Elizabeth Pentony, Claire McKenna, Margaret Nickerson, John, Martin, William, Edward, Leo, Leonard, Raymond and James Sullivan. Cherished grandfather of Ryan Keohane and his wife Lauren of Framingham and Christopher Keohane and his companion Christine Bossalini of Melrose. Also lovingly survived by his great grand children Leo and Nolan Keohane as well as many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, CHELSEA on Wednesday, December 16th at 10 AM followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Michael the Archangel Chapel on the Campus of the Chelsea Soldiers Home, 91 Crest Ave. Chelsea at 11 AM. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4-8 PM. Committal Services are private. Expressions of sympathy in Larry's name may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Clinic, 1 Joslin Place, Suite 745, Boston, MA 02115.

Born in Revere, 84 years ago, Lawrence passed away shortly after noon of Friday at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Born and raised in Revere, after returning from active service in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, he met his future wife Doris and shortly after marriage took up residence in Chelsea where they lived for almost 50 years until moving to Melrose 7 years ago. With the Boston Gas Company for over 40 years, he retired in 1995 as customer service supervisor. In the late 70's and early 80's Larry served on the Chelsea Board of Alderman, a position he was elected to for 3 terms. Devoted to his family and friends, he always enjoyed camping and times spent with his family. As a person always available for his helping nature and love of people, he served on the Board of Directors for the Mass Gas and Electric Credit Union as well as the Chelsea Senior Center. A member of the Princemen Chorus as well as the Irish Club, even in his retirement he continued his involvement with the City of Chelsea as head of the Chelsea School Traffic Department.