Obituary of John F Sullivan
To view the Funeral Mass for John on Monday at 11:00 a.m. go to the live stream at St. Eulalia's Church
John Fallon Sullivan, beloved husband of the late Mildred (Meehan) and retired electrical engineer, passed away at the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. He was 94 years old.
Born in Meridian, Mississippi, John was one of five children born to the late Theodore and Christine Sullivan and was raised and educated in New Jersey. He graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Rutherford, New Jersey. He began dating his future wife, Mildred Meehan, at his senior prom. At the age of 16, during World War II, John joined the United States Navy, achieving Aviation Cadet’s rank. After his discharge, he graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology, a private research university in Hoboken, NJ. He received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from Stevens. John and Mildred married in 1949. They lived in Rutherford, Bloomfield, and Upper Montclair, NJ, in Wellesley, Concord, and for the last 37 years in Woburn.
John had a long and successful career as an electrical engineer at MITRE Corp. in Bedford. While working at MITRE, John was part of the AWACS project, a mobile, long-range radar surveillance for air defense that protected our country during the Cold War. He retired in 1991. John had many interests and hobbies. He enjoyed using his computer to intently follow the stock market or play an occasional card game for fun. John enjoyed his home and took great pride in his flower, rock, and vegetable gardens.
During recent years John lived at Country Club Heights in Woburn. He loved his home there and was one of the “ambassadors” for his floor, welcoming new residents. With his calm and quiet demeanor, it was the perfect role for him. John will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
John was the beloved husband of the late Mildred (Meehan). Loving father of Kathleen Kenney of Roslindale and her partner Byron Gardner, Thomas & his wife Suzanne of East Dennis, Daniel & his wife Catherine of White Bear Lake, MN, Margaret Go & her husband Delfin of Chevy Chase, MD, James & his wife Pamela of Center Ossipee, NH, and Patrick & his wife Debbie of Concord, NH. Proud grandfather of Owen Kenney, Tara Rubin, Debbie Murray, Madeline & Michael Go, Karen, Kevin, Patrick, Gregory, Katherine, Jack & Katelyn Sullivan, and the late Brian Go. Great grandfather of Stella, Sarah & Samuel Rubin, George & Rose Kenney. Brother of the late James, Theodore, Patrick, Rosemary & Mary Sullivan. A visitation will be held at the Edward V Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (Exit 34 off Rt.128/95 Woburn side) on Monday, Feb. 8 from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Eulalia’s Church, 50 Ridge St., Winchester at 11 a.m. If you are unable to attend the Mass, you are welcome to watch a live-stream of the Mass by going to the following link: https://sainteulalia.org/live-stream Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Stoneham. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in his memory to St. Francis House Homeless Shelter, 39 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116.
Edward V. Sullivan
43 Winn Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph: (781) 272-0050