Maris R. Sullivan

Date of Passing:

November 3, 2017

Maris R. Sullivan, 86, of York, SC passed away peacefully on November 3, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.  Mrs. Sullivan was the beloved wife of the late William J Sullivan.

Born in Providence, RI on February 8,1931, the daughter to the late William and Mary (née Hulme) McLaughlin, she was also proceeded in death by her two beautiful sisters, Eileen M. Hughes and Sheila M. McLaughlin.

Mrs. Sullivan was an extraordinary person whose selfless love for her family and friends made her the best example of what a person should be. Faced with many adversities throughout her life, she met every challenge with faith, grace, strength and perseverance. Her smile and quick wit were an inspiration to those who met her.

Mrs. Sullivan is survived by her daughter, Madeline A. Grimm and son-in-law, Daniel of York SC; son, William J. Sullivan Jr and daughter-in-law, Cindy of Hanover IL; and two grandchildren, Alexander W. Grimm of SC and Elizabeth M. Grimm of NC. She is also survived by her estranged son, Brian E. Sullivan of Barrington, RI.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Maris Sullivan’s honor can be made to Hospice of Union County (700 W. Roosevelt Blvd. Monroe NC. 28110).

Online Condolences


  1. I was lucky to know Maris (Mrs. Sullivan) and appreciate her hospitality when I came to hang with Brian. My condolences and prayers to you all!

  2. Sending our prayers to all of you. We loved Maris and cherish the wonderful memories in the Fleetwood subdivisions. She was such a dear friend to our mother and we are so thankful.

    The Jordan Family

  3. I had the pleasure of meeting Maris only a few times but I knew a lot about Maris via Bill and Cindy. She had such a calm and loving demeanor and was always a class act. My sympathy and condolences to her family, especially Madeline/Daniel and Bill/Cindy, as well as all of her friends for the loss of an amazing loved one.

  4. Warm love and sympathy to Maris’ beautiful family. Good times when she visited her sister, Eileen. An extraordinary soul, a courageous lady.
    May you have your deserved reward with loved ones in heaven, dear Maris. ?

  5. Love and prayers to the family. Maris was a beautiful lady inside and out. I cherish the times we spent together on Sunday mornings. Heaven has an amazing new angel.

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