Sullivan, Michael

Michael Sullivan, 89, of West Hartford, husband of Hannah “Siobhan” (Griffin) Sullivan, died peacefully Wednesday, July 31, 2019. He was born in Ballinskelligs, Cahirciveen, Kerry, Ireland, August 29, 1929, son of the late Patrick and Joan (King) Sullivan. He resided in the Hartford area for many years. Michael was a self-employed landscaper in greater Hartford and worked for First National and A&P grocery stores as a warehouseman. He was a communicant of the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle in West Hartford.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his four children, Michael Sullivan and his wife Kathy of Burlington, David Sullivan and his wife Pam of Winooski, VT, Patrick Sullivan and his wife Annie of West Hartford, and Joanne King and her husband Charlie of South Windsor; two brothers, Paddy Sullivan of Ballinskelligs, Ireland and David Sullivan of New Zealand; two sisters in law, Eileen Dowd of East Hartford and Peg Conneely of Ireland; seven grandchildren, Ian Sullivan, Brendan Sullivan, Sean Sullivan, Liam Sullivan, Aidan Sullivan, Ann-Margaret Sullivan and Charlie King; and a special nephew Patrick Sullivan and his wife Laura of West Hartford. He was predeceased by his brother and sister in law Sean and Mary Ellen Sullivan of West Hartford, his brother James Sullivan of New Zealand and his sister Mary O’Donoghue of Ireland. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Mary Home in West Hartford for the wonderful care given to Michael over the last several months.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Avenue, Hartford on Friday, August 2nd from 4-7 p.m. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Saturday, August 3rd at 9:00 a.m. followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle in West Hartford at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to a charity of your choice.

Calling Hours

Friday, August 2, 2019 from 4:00-7:00pm

Funeral Service

Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 10:00am in the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle ~ West Hartford


Mountain View Cemetery ~ Bloomfield

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10 Responses to 'Sullivan, Michael'

  1. Karen Binkhorst says:

    Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Sullivan family for the loss of your father and grandfather. We have lived next door to Mike and Hannah for the past 30 years. He was such a very sweet man. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

    Karen and Gordon Binkhorst

  2. Jane Grigsby says:

    Patrick my condolences on the passing of your Father. May your memories bring you peace.

  3. Jennifer Bernardo says:

    Patrick & family, Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. My sincere sympathy.

  4. Louise and Bob Guthy says:

    So sorry for your loss. Sincere condolences to the entire Sullivan family.

  5. Barbara Gauthier/Evelyn Spagnolo says:

    Patrick and Family

    We are so very sorry for your loss of your Father. Please know our thoughts are with you all during your time of sorrow.

    Barbara Gauthier
    Evelyn Spagnolo
    Town of Griswold

  6. Dianna Rafferty & Rob Veneziano says:

    To all the family,
    Mr. Sullivan was a lovely man, always ready with a quip when encountering neighbors on his daily walks in the neighborhood. We miss his lilting brogue and his charm. Please accept our condolences on your loss.
    Rob and Dianna at 223.

  7. HELEN TOTZ says:

    Patrick and family, My deepest sympathy during this time of loss.

  8. Angel Johnstone says:


    Your father sounds like a fine man. I can see where it comes from. My hope is that you and your extended family take the time and space you all need to mourn his passing and celebrate his legacy. Take good care of Mom and each other in the weeks to come. May you find peace and warm memories in the process.

  9. Mary Quirk says:

    Siobhan,Mickey, Kathy, Davey, Pam, Pat, Annie, Joann, Charlie and all Mike’s beautiful grandchildren –
    Those we love don’t go away,
    They walk besides us every day,
    Unseen Unheard, but always near,
    Still Loved, Sill Missed and Very Dear

  10. Cynthia Folson says:


    I’m so sorry for the loss of your Father my prayers go out to you and your loved ones, my deepest sympathy and condolences to all.

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