Theodore S. Sullivan

Date of Passing:

September 7, 2019

Sullivan, Theodore S. “Ted”, of Meadowcrest Drive, Riverside, a man who graced this world leaving a path of joy for the past 88 years, passed away September 7, 2019. He was the beloved husband of the late Lucille (O’Neil) Sullivan.

Born in Providence, a son of the late John and Agnes (McDonough) Sullivan, he was a lifelong resident of East Providence.

Mr. Sullivan was Lineman for the former New England Telephone Company for 35 years.

Theodore was life communicant of St. Brendan Church. He was a former member of the City of East Providence Planning Board and the Riverside Bishop Hickey Council Knights of Columbus. He also was a former East Providence Weights and Measures agent. He was active in local politics and enjoyed golfing, photography and listening to music.

Mr. Sullivan was a United States Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War.

He is survived by a son, Steven D. Sullivan of Sarasota, Florida; two daughters, Susan A. Sullivan of Smithfield and Leslie A. Shattuck-Moore of East Providence; a brother, Ronald Sullivan of Owensboro, KY; five grandchildren, Ryan Shattuck, Rory Shattuck and Jessica Shattuck all of East Providence; Shannon Sullivan of Boston, MA and Patrick Sullivan of East Greenwich and two great-grandchildren, London and Desmond.

His funeral will be held on Thursday September 12, 2019 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 10 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Calling hours are Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Theodore’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd, Suite 3004, Warwick, RI 02886 would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. Steven, Susan and Leslie,
    The Leis family of Shady Lane send our most sincere condolences. My Mom, Pauline enjoyed her conversations with Ted whenever they met in the neighborhood and at church. She is sad her long time neighbor has passed.

    Susan Leis Arruda

  2. Stephen, Nancy and Leslie,

    We are sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of visiting with Uncle Teddy (and Aunt Lou) during our trips from Kentucky. We are sorry we could not make it to express our condolences in person, but are glad that Dad and my sister Patty could be there.

  3. Dear Sullivan family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your father.We lived across the street from him since 1963-1998 and my Mum loved how he proudly hung his Irish flag because she was all things Irish. Your father was such a kind man and great neighbor .God Bless him.

  4. Sue,Steve,Leslie,
    Sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. Sue I remember all the fun would have with him when he would take us out in the car to so many places. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time.

  5. To Steve and extended family, we were saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing. May he Rest In Peace and may all of you have God’s consolation.

    Kevin & Anne Hannon

  6. To Susan, Steve and Lesley. I am so sorry for your loss. I know your hearts are sad, I too have felt that null felling inside at the loss of a parent, My mother loved your Dad and all her brother and sister. Now they are all together again laughing and being together. Your father lead a very full life, he had many many friends and family members that love and respected him. I was really happy to see him when you posted his picture a few years ago. Love to all and GOD bless may he rest in peace.

  7. Deepest condolences. Ted was a wonderful person and neighbor (36 yrs). Will miss seeing the flag.

  8. Steve, Nancy and I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Bill Flanagan

  9. Dear Steve, Susan and Leslie,. Nancy and I send your are most sincere condolences. Uncle Teddy was a great guy and always fun to be with. Cousin Sully and Nancy from North Kingstown

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