Patrick Sullivan, 85, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020 after a long illness at Mid-State Medical Center surrounded by his family.
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Patrick was born on October 9, 1934 in Hartman, Arkansas. He is the son of the late Richard Sullivan and Hazel (McCleary). Although he was born in Arkansas, he spent most of his young life in Meriden, CT. He met and married his teenage sweetheart, Lorraine Cormier, and they had five children by the young age of 25. Patrick earned his Steam Fitters license and took his family to California where he worked at the Long Beach Boat Yard prior to returning to Connecticut. Pat was a longtime member of the Plumber and Pipe Fitters Union Local 777 where he worked until he retired.
Patrick was an avid golfer until his legs couldn’t get him to the next hole and always a diehard football fan. As of late it was the New England Patriots or maybe it was the Pizza, Coke, and Pistachio ice cream or just all of it. He loved good meals, rides down the shore for seafood listening to music and since he lost his speech from a stroke he hummed a lot and made noises while we sang and he was funny! He learned how to say things without saying things. He worked hard, enjoyed life, and always did it his own way. He will be missed.
Besides our Mom, Lorraine Sullivan, he is survived by his children, Carol Thorpe (Trevor), Linda, Donna, and Gene Sullivan; grandchildren, Jamie Luckhardt (Brian) Eric and PJ Sullivan, Cody Dossin, Matthew Thorpe (Suzanne), Trevor Thorpe (Nancy); five great-grandchildren, Frankie the dachshund and Roscoe the cockapooh. He was predeceased by his son, Patrick Sullivan, Jr.
Thank you to all the nursing staff at CT Baptist home for their kind and compassionate care. Knowing he was there made us all breathe a little easier. Patrick was a flirt and the staff seemed to have fun with him. Also Thank you Mid State Medical Center staff in Pavillon C, CCU for your professionalism and empathy. We knew Dad was in good hands.
His family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, January 18th from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden. A funeral service will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to CT Baptist Home, 292 Thorpe Ave., Meriden, CT 06450