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Marie F. (McCabe) Sullivan

December 1, 2023

Marie Sullivan Obituary

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Marie F. Sullivan, of Canton, formerly of Milton, a cherished matriarch and beacon of warmth within her community, passed away gracefully on December 1, 2023, at Milton Hospital. Born in the heart of Boston, MA, her life was a testament to the power of love, faith, and unwavering kindness.

Raised in Milton, Marie was a proud graduate of Milton High School's Class of 1955, where she formed lifelong friendships and established the strong values she would carry throughout her life. Her early career as a Teller at State Street Bank in Boston was marked by her friendly demeanor and meticulous attention to detail. However, her true calling was found in the joys of motherhood and family life, which led her to retire from her position to dedicate herself to raising her children.

Marie's life was woven with the threads of deep love and commitment. She was the beloved wife of the late John J. Sullivan, and together they shared a bond that was the foundation of their family. A devoted mother, she is survived by her children John F. Sullivan and his wife Debra of Louisville, Cheryl A. Sweeting of Boston, Thomas J. Sullivan and his wife Mary Carol of Duluth, GA, and Kathleen M. Davis and her husband William of Medfield. Grandmother of Jarrett, Kevin, Michelle (Andy), Kathryn, Ivy (Jonathan), Michael ( Nicole), Liam (Sarah), Delia (Sean), Mary Helen, Jake, Benjamin (Katie) and Megan (Eric). Cherished great grandmother of Jarrett Jr., Grant, Molly and Felix. Each of her children reflects the light of her guiding principles and nurturing spirit.

She is survived by her sisters, Patricia Sinewick of S. Weymouth, Kathleen Kearns of Holbrook, and was predeceased by brothers Francis and John McCabe who shared in the joys and sorrows of life with Marie, and their bonds remained unbreakable through the years.

Marie's faith was a cornerstone of her life. A longtime parishioner of St. Mary of the Hills Church in Milton, she was actively involved in the Women's Guild and the Thousand Dollar Club, where her faith-filled presence was a source of inspiration and comfort to many. Her commitment to her faith community was a reflection of her belief in the goodness of people and the importance of service.

In 2017, Marie embraced a new chapter at the Brightview Senior Living Community in Canton, where her social and outgoing nature found a new audience. As the Hospitality Ambassador, she welcomed residents and guests alike, spreading joy and forging friendships that brightened the lives of all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Marie's legacy is one of unwavering friendliness, boundless love, and a faith that guided her through every moment of her life. She had the rare ability to make every person feel seen, heard, and valued, and her impact on her community will be felt for generations to come.

As we bid farewell to Marie F. Sullivan, we celebrate a life beautifully lived and a spirit that will forever remain in the hearts of those she touched. Her memory will be cherished, her lessons will continue to guide, and her love will always be the beacon that leads us forward.

Funeral mass at St. Elizabeth Church, Milton Tuesday morning at 11:30 am. Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home 326 Granite Ave Milton Tuesday morning prior to the mass from 9:30 to 11:00.  Burial to follow at Milton Cemetery. 

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