Joan Ida Sul­li­van, 85, of Kingston

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

Joan Ida Sul­li­van, 85, of Kingston, N.Y., passed peace­fully on Oct. 1, 2016, at the Bap­tist Home in Rhinebeck, N.Y., sur­rounded by her lov­ing fam­ily.

Born on March 27, 1931, in Waltham, Mas­sachusetts, she was the daugh­ter of the late Leroy Michael and Irene Edna Lawrence.

She at­tended Waltham High School. Over the course of her life­time, Joan wore many hats, from fac­tory worker, to wait­ress, to house­keeper and head cook at Deis­ing’s Restau­rant. How­ever, none can com­pare with the role she held as de­voted wife, mother and grand­mother. Joan was mar­ried for 64 years to the love of her life, Philip Sul­li­van, whom she met at the ten­der age of 16. She was a fab­u­lous cook, im­mac­u­late home­maker and ex­cel­lent host­ess. She had a knack for mak­ing every per­son who en­tered her home feel wel­come. Joan had a com­pas­sion­ate and lov­ing na­ture. She loved to en­ter­tain, at­tend din­ner dances, travel, play late-night penny ante games, but most of all she adored spend­ing time with her fam­ily and dear­est friends. Though her fam­ily mourns her loss, they take great com­fort in know­ing that she is at peace and re­united with her hus­band.

She is sur­vived by nine chil­dren: Kath­leen (Wil­liam) Ball, Thomas (Tammy) Sul­li­van, Pa­tri­cia Clausi, Mary (Stephen) Nac­carato, Kevin (Kathy) Sul­li­van, Brenda (Jack) Fort­ner, Joan (John) Deuire, Irene (Paul) Stauble, and Eileen (Theodore) Hof­bauer. She is also sur­vived by her 34 grand­chil­dren and 24 great-grand­chil­dren, as well as many nieces and neph­ews.

She was pre­de­ceased by her hus­band of 64 years, Philip An­thony Sul­li­van, and two grand­sons, Daniel Michael Ball and Michael Thomas Clausi, along with her sis­ters, Ar­lene, Agnes and Phyl­lis, and her brother, LeRoy

Fu­neral ar­range­ments are un­der the guid­ance of Joseph V. Leahy Fu­neral Home Inc., 27 Smith Ave., Kingston. Fam­ily and friends will be re­ceived at the fu­neral home on Tues­day, Oct. 4, 2016, from 4 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Chris­tian Burial will be of­fered at 11 a.m. on Wed­nes­day, Oct. 5, 2016, at St. Mary’s Church, Broad­way, Kingston, N.Y. In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions may be made to the Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion, Dutchess/Ul­ster Re­gional Of­fice, 2 Jef­fer­son Plaza, Suite 103, Pough­keep­sie, N.Y. 12601-4060.

The Sul­li­van fam­ily would like to thank the lov­ing, sup­port­ive staff at the Bap­tist Home for the care they pro­vided their mother.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.