Shawn M. Sullivan

Date of Passing:

December 10, 2023

Sullivan, Shawn M., 51, of Booth Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on December 10, 2023 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence.

Born in Melrose, MA, a son of Neil Sullivan and his wife Judith of Sarasota, FL and the late Julie (Blaine) Sullivan, he lived in Riverside for the past 15 years.

Mr. Sullivan was a roofer in the construction field for the past 30 years.

A sports enthusiast, he was a devoted Boston Red Sox fan. He enjoyed swimming, going to the movies and visiting the Loof Carousel with his loving son.

Besides his father, he is survived by his son, Nicholas S. Sullivan of Riverside; a brother, Timothy Sullivan and his wife Tammy of Alabama; best friend and mother of his son, Gina M. Mercer of Riverside and her two children, Rachel and Brook and a nephew, Devin Sullivan. He was the brother of the late Devin Sullivan.

A Private funeral service will be held on Saturday December 16, 2023 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside. Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted.

Online Condolences


  1. I’m so sorry to hear this. Our fathers worked together back in the 80s. I remember all of you fondly. Rest in peace, Shawn.

  2. Shawn, May you Rest in Peace. 🙏

  3. I have no words for how sad and sorry I am for the loss of Shawn. We just found out and it was a shock. Shawn was a great dad and a good friend. May he rest in eternal peace

  4. I knew Shawn since we were in kindergarten or maybe first grade. He was always humorous and kind. His smile, his laugh, and his personality were unlike anyone else. I always enjoyed just being around him.

    Shawn, you will be sorely missed!

  5. Prayers for peace and comfort to his loving family. His laughter and bright smile will surly be missed. May he find good companionship in the Big Halls

  6. Hey Gina it’s phil I am so sorry kiddo

  7. I’m sure going to miss our daily busting of chops at the house, you were a true leader and friend…rest easy big bro

  8. Shawn you will not be forgotten you were a role model to me when I first entered into recovery may you take your wings and sore high above rest in peace my friend

  9. Shawn I’ll always remember you from the Welcome Chance Group as your inspiration was always there for the new person. May God bless you.

  10. God Best Shawn, you have helped so many people and we will always be so appreciative for all your acts of kindness.

  11. I would like to say that shawn was a true friend. He cared so much about the people around him. He was a true leader, and an incredible father. He will be sadly missed by everyone but mostly me!

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