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Helen Marie Sullivan
  • October 04, 1940
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  • September 17, 2021

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Helen Marie Sullivan, 80, peacefully passed away Friday, September 17th, 2021.

She was born October 4, 1940, in Holden, Massachusetts, one of 6 children born to Manual and Helen Castro.   As a young nursing student, she would meet the love of her life, a physical therapy aide named Edward Sullivan. They would fall in love and marry, sharing sixty-one years together.

As a nurse, Helen cared for thousands of patients over the course of her career. She nursed them with medicine but also with kindness and love. She loved to read, travel, and dance to 50’s music. Her devotion to her family and God was endless and her love of life inspiring. Never missing a chance to hug those around her and tell them she loved them, Helen was, and will continue to be, a light to all those lucky enough to have met her.

She is survived by her siblings Betty Wilkins, Robert Castro and Chris Fournier, and her four children Shawn Sullivan, Kevin Sullivan, Joy Fritts and David McMullen-Sullivan; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Her loss is a great blow to her family, and after a time of reflection, a celebration of life service will be held for her and her husband, Edward, who passed five weeks before her. To express condolences, visit www.BaldwinCremation.com.


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  1. Joy Fritts says:
    04 Oct 2021
    Happy Birthday Mom, you would have been 81 years young today. I miss you so much my heart hurts with it but know you are with dad and loved ones who went home before you. And I know you are watching over all of us and I keep looking for your signs to let me know you see us. I miss your hugs- no one could hug like you!

  2. Beverly Kleinholz says:
    01 Oct 2021
    I miss your warm, loving hugs every Wednesday night. Peaceful resting my friend.

  3. Beverly Kleinholz lit a candle:
    01 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 1, 2021 at 10:46:14 AM

  4. Rodney Cook says:
    28 Sep 2021
    You always greeted me with a hug and a kiss and made me feel part of your extended family. You always had a smile and a kind word. The world is a less beautiful place without you in it. We will all mis you and Ed so much, my second parents growing up. My prayers of comfort go out to the family and my undying gratitude that they were gracious enough to share both of you with the world.

  5. Sue & Don North says:
    26 Sep 2021
    We miss that smiling face and all the hugs and Kisses.

  6. Sue & Don north lit a candle:
    26 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 26, 2021 at 9:12:35 AM

  7. Phyllis Flibotte says:
    25 Sep 2021
    Rest in peace Helen. We will miss your hugs and cheerful smile.

  8. Stacy Hodge and Kelly Sutherland-Hodge lit a candle:
    25 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 25, 2021 at 9:39:57 PM

  9. Bryan Wilkins says:
    25 Sep 2021
    Gone to soon!
    One of the most loving understanding and forgiving woman I’ve ever known!
    Rest In Peace with uncle Ed aunt Helen you both are missed and loved!

  10. Lisa Sorg says:
    24 Sep 2021
    I’m so sorry for your loss I love you all so much I treasure my childhood memories at your house it’s funny birthdays holidays every days your mom coming home in her uniform always kissing your dad in the kitchen while he was cooking love y’all

  11. Deborah Williams lit a candle:
    24 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 24, 2021 at 9:13:25 PM

  12. Zoé Peterson says:
    24 Sep 2021
    Me. Sullivan’s forever bride. How I loved you both so dearly. May you enter the gates of heaven with joy my dearest friend.

    Zoé

  13. Judith Beland says:
    24 Sep 2021
    Helen our dear dear sister in Christ thank you so much for all the many hours we spent with you sharing stories of Life, family and laughter.

    We know you are in a better place now enjoying the Jesus that you loved so much. And how about the hundreds of games we enjoyed watching the rays on their way to the world series on October 26th of this year we will be together once again with you as you watch playoffs with us as we toast them to VICTORY with our nightly glass of wine.

    We miss our evenings with you so much but you will always be with us as each day goes by.

    Peace and love be with you as you enjoy your reward for all the hugs and smiles you left with all those that loved you so much!

    We love you so much Helen we will always hold you close to our hearts!

    Love,
    Anna Haskins and Judi Beland.

  14. Anna Haskins lit a candle:
    24 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 24, 2021 at 9:32:47 PM

  15. Mary Fritts says:
    24 Sep 2021
    You children were so lucky to have such loving parents. Helens smile was beautiful as was her heart. Condolences to you all. Joy I love you so, bless all of you. God speed Helen your in good hands now.

  16. Haley says:
    24 Sep 2021
    I consider myself so fortunate to have been loved by you and Uncle Eddie. You were a loving light in this world and in my life. I can feel your hugs, a transfusion of love you’d always say. My love goes out to all the family who is hurting and missing your presence. The love you put into your beautiful family will continue to shine and ripple in this world.

    All my love,
    Haley

  17. Janine Ann Emery says:
    24 Sep 2021
    To Auntie Helen,
    I love you so much, I miss you.
    I wish I had stayed in touch . I want to say, You will be so missed. God Bless you and Keep you close to him

    All my love Janine E.
    Love to all of you. Peace Be With You Always.

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