John D. Sullivan, 93.


AUBURN John D. Sullivan, formerly of Auburn, died peacefully in New York on December 26, 2010, at 93, after a long and wonderful life; and is now back with the love of his life, his wife, Peggy.

He leaves his son, John D. Sullivan, Jr. and his wife, Diane of Middleboro, MA; his son Daniel G. Sullivan of Sarasota, FL; and daughter, Rosemary Sullivan Zins of Merrick, NY. He also leaves his four grandsons: John D, Sullivan III, James D. Sullivan, Kevin P. Sullivan and Daniel John Sullivan; as well as five beautiful great-granddaughters.

John was born in Auburn, was a member of the first graduating class of Auburn High School, and returned to Auburn to start a family and make it his home after serving as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II, having been stationed in Puerto Rico and British Guyana. He built a house at 451 Oxford Street, next to his parents, and made it a loving home for his wife, Peggy, and his three children. He worked briefly at the Worcester Wire Company and then went into business with his best friend, William Buckley, at Buckley Heating and John's Hardware on...

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