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773 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453
Phone: 781-893-6260
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Helen Sullivan

Helen Elizabeth Sullivan (Keefe)

Tuesday, October 30th, 1928 - Monday, November 4th, 2019
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Helen Elizabeth ( Keefe ) Sullivan 91,

Of Waltham died Monday evening at Newton Wellesley Hospital after a period of illness.

Born in Waltham she lived many years in the South End of Boston with her husband and ten children. In 1970 she returned to Waltham to be with her children and stayed the remainder of her years.

Helen worked as an executive secretary having been employed at Panametrics and Thermologic Companies.

Helen’s husband John E. Sullivan died tragically at a very young age in a construction accident, and the loss of her daughter she was left to raise and provide for her remaining nine children, and she so enjoyed any and all the time spent with her family together.

Helen enjoyed decorating for every holiday. Preparing the turkey, fixings and many pies for Thanksgiving. Christmas brought the
Fresh Balsam fur with garland and an Angel on top. Halloween was always trick or treating for all the children and generations. St Patrick’s Day she was strong to show her Irish culture. She was extremely proud of her Irish Heritage.

She truly enjoyed game shows, watching Golf and Nascar, but her devotion and support of her Boston Red Sox was unsurpassed. Helen loved Light Houses and the seasons but her favorite was the Fall.

She was the wife of the late John E. Sullivan and the mother of the late Beverly Ann Sullivan, the daughter of the late William & Marion ( Kennedy ) Keefe, Sister of the late Ollie Keefe, William Keefe & Dorothea Wessell.

Helen is survived by her children Ms Christine Sullivan of Quincy, John E. “Jack” Sullivan & his wife Penny of Warwick, R.I., Robert Sullivan and his wife Cynthia of Hingham, James Sullivan of the South End of Boston, Richard Sullivan of So. Yarmouth, David Sullivan and his wife Alice of Arizona, Paul Sullivan and his wife Toomey of Dedham, Mrs Richard ( Cheryl ) Petrie of Waltham & Helen E. Sullivan and her spouse Johanna Sullivan of Revere. In addition she is survived by 16 Adoring Grandchildren and 22 Great Grandchildren and several Nieces & Nephews.

A funeral service in Celebration of Helen’s life will be held in the Mary Catherine Chapel of the Brasco & Sons Memorial, 773 Moody Street, Waltham on Friday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in the family lot at Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham. Relatives are Friends are invited to attend. Parking attendants will be on duty.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, November 8th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, November 8th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Mary Catherine Chapel
    773 Moody Street
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
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  • Interment

    Friday, November 8th, 2019 |
    Friday, November 8th, 2019
    Mount Feake Cemetery
    203 Prospect Street
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
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Hi Helen. Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. I will always be here for you. I love you. Love, Robyn
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