Jeremiah E. Sullivan Jr.
Jeremiah E. Sullivan Jr., 88, passed away peacefully on Jan. 25, 2014 at his home in Troy surrounded by his loving family. We lost a husband, father, grandfather and best friend. He was always very proud of his Irish heritage. His wife, sister and two sons had the privilege of taking him to Long Island, N.Y. a few years ago to visit the house built by his family after their arrival in the United States from Ireland. Jerry was always a very hard worker and loving husband, father and grandfather.
He graduated from Morse Memorial High School, Class of 1943, and was a member of the American Legion. Jerry received honorable discharge after serving his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. During WWII he served on the ships The Battle Wagon and The Hornet and Aircraft Carrier Indiana.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Brenda “Cricket”, a son Richard as well as two brothers and one sister. Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Lorraine Sullivan; his sons, Jeremiah E. Sullivan III and wife Elizabeth of Thorndike, Ralph N. Sullivan and wife Colleen of Thorndike; his sisters, Virginia Work of Jackson, Marion Paradis of Latuque, Quebec, Canada and Patricia Howard of Orono; sister-in-law Sandra Hughes and husband Bernard of Bower Bank and Bristol, Conn.; his grandchildren, Jeremiah E. Sullivan IV and wife Emma of Holden, Jared E. Sullivan of Troy, Merri-Ella Greenberg and husband Charles of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Carla Ellis and husband Clayton of Brooks, Corinna Boisvert and husband Ross of Hooksett, N.H., Tracy Mullingan and husband Brad of Thorndike, Travis Sullivan and wife Adrianne of Troy, and Randy Sullivan and wife Christina of Knox; great-grandchildren, Brett and Garrett Mullingan, Jazzmin Sullivan, Sidney, Micaela and Isaac Ellis, and Hannah and Will Boisvert; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends, Darol Ricker of Jackson, Gerald and Becky Gould of Corinna and Alvin Winslow of Waldo; and special neighbors, Buster and Carol Shibles and Kevin and Melissa Nealley.
Private family graveside services will be held in the spring. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.ripostafh.com.