Mary Alice (Campbell) Sullivan RN, 81, a resident of Freetown, Mass who previously lived in Bradenton, Fla, and Lowell, Mass died Thursday, June 22, 2023 surrounded by her loving family after a period of declining health.
Born in Lowell, August 27, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Alice (Tighe) Campbell.
She graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1959. She furthered her education graduating from St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing of Lowell with the class of 1962; where she became a Registered Nurse.
In 1964, she was married to Jerold H. Sullivan; to whom she was married until his death in 2007. She was a devoted wife, who spoke fondly of their long-lasting marriage.
She retired from North End Nursing Home of Boston, Mass. Prior to retirement she worked at Edith Nourse Veterans Hospital in Bedford, Mass, Lowell General in Lowell, Mass, and St. Joseph Hospital, also in Lowell, Mass.
As an avid church goer, she was most recently a communicant of St. John The Evangelist Church in Freetown, Mass. Previously a congregant of St. Margaret of Scotland Parish in Lowell, Mass. Along with other churches in between.
Mary loved volunteering her time with Al-Anon service work. She was a prominent figure at Lowell House Inc., alongside her husband. After her husband’s retirement she enjoyed life in Bradenton, Fla; where she continued to volunteer her time with Al-Anon service work, enjoyed going to paint classes or bingo with her friends, and as always going to church.
Mary had many passions: family, cooking, gardening, painting, bingo, shopping, and reading.
She moved back to Massachusetts to be closer to family, so that she never missed an event.
She was well known for her cooking, which you could tell she put time and effort into showing you how much she valued your presence due to the number of things she made – so much food that everyone would have something they liked.
She delighted in tending to her flower gardens, attempting to pass on her glee to her granddaughters.
She appreciated simple things like enjoying a glass of wine while she painted (before it was a trend); or her favorite candy: sea salt caramels covered in dark chocolate.
She loved going to bingo, with anyone that would go with her; she did not care who you were, she wanted to share her fondness with you.
She would drag anyone shopping with her, even if you really did not like to shop. The joy she got from shopping overwhelmed anyone’s distaste for it.
Her enjoyment of reading was something she kept mostly to herself, often times hiding in places that she would not disturb someone while she finished her book.
Mary is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Richard Perkins of Randolph, Mass.; her son and a daughter-in-law, Kevin H. and Paula Sullivan of Londonderry, N.H.; her brother James and his wife, Connie Campbell of Lowell, Mass; her former brother-in-law Richard Sullivan of Virginia; three granddaughters, Jessica Sullivan of Braintree, Mass., Mary and Katie Sullivan, both of Londonderry, N.H.; a great-granddaughter, Yasmaria Riveria of Lowell, Mass. There are many others who love her dearly, including an extensive network of family and friends.
She was the mother of the late Jerrold Sullivan Jr who died in January 2014, the grandmother of the late Shayne Sullivan who died in September 2022 and the sister of the late Anne Day who died in June 2021.
Mary’s visiting hours will be Wed., June 28, 2023, from 4 – 7PM at MORSE BAYLISS FUNERAL HOME, 122 PRINCETON BLVD, LOWELL, MA. Funeral Thurs., June 29, 2023 at 9AM at the Funeral Home followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Margaret of Scotland Church at 10AM. Burial in Lowell Cemetery will follow Funeral Mass. ARRANGEMENTS BY MORSE BAYLISS FUNERAL HOME. 978-458-6841. Guestbook at www.morsebaylissfuneralhome.com