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In loving memory of
Leo Kevin Sullivan
  • June 21, 1953
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  • February 17, 2021

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Leo Kevin Sullivan, lovingly known as “Sully”, of Ft. Myers, Florida, passed away peacefully after a brief battle with glioblastoma on Wednesday, February 17, with his loving wife by his side. He was 67 years old. Leo was born in Boston, Massachusetts on June 21, 1953, to the late Francis P. Sullivan and Lorraine C. (Landry) Sullivan. He grew up in Hyde Park, Mass.

For 23 years, Leo worked as a postal clerk for the United States Postal Service supporting his family. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Massachusetts, and in Florida became a member of the Moose Lodge.

His Happiest place on earth was down the Cape Cod Canal fishing with his brother and friends. He loved watching car shows, going to NASCAR races, and fixing up his brother’s old Camaro in NC. He was a life-long New England Patriots fan and could be found cheering them on most every Sunday. Over everything else, what he truly loved the most was his family. He was a rock for his wife and daughter and was obsessed with his granddaughter.

Leo is survived by his wife, Denise of Ft. Myers, FL; daughter and son in law, Sara and Ray Cosgrave, and his granddaughter, Elizabeth of Holbrook, MA; his brother Fran and wife Nancy of Clayton, NC, his brother Brian and wife Leeann of Weymouth, MA, his sister June, niece Kate and her husband of West Roxbury, MA; and sister Lori of Hyde Park, MA.

Also survived by his mother-in-law Elaine Carpenter of Ft. Myers, FL; sister-in-law Marilyn O’Neil and her husband John of Old Orchard Beach, ME; sister-in-law Susan McIlwain (predeceased by his brother-in-law Butch McIlwain) of Lynn, MA; and brother-in-law Eddie Carpenter of Lynn, MA. Also survived by nieces and nephews Riley, Shayna, and Jake and their respective spouses and children.

Leo had many cousins and friends he held close to his heart and he will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

A celebration of life will take place on June 19th, 2021 in Cape Cod, MA to honor his love of fishing for his birthday and Father’s Day. In lieu of flowers, donations in Leo’s name can be made to Cure Glioblastoma at www.cureglioblastoma.org.

Instead of flowers, the family would prefer if you would make a donation to
Cure Glioblastoma at www.cureglioblastoma.org

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  1. John Nolen says:
    17 Oct 2021
    Leo was my earliest childhood best friend from Oak St in Hyde Park. Even as a small child, he was a sweet and caring person. I had reconnected with him just a short time before his surgery and am devastated at the news of his passing. Prayers up for his children and extended family and friends. We have lost a great man! Rest easy Leo!

  2. Ray/Pat Doeg lit a candle:
    27 Feb 2021
    Lit since February 27, 2021 at 2:14:09 AM

  3. Ray/Pat Doeg says:
    27 Feb 2021
    Leo ( Sully) Sullivan was one of the nicest guys I had the honor of calling my friend! He was an all around great guy! I will cherish the memories Ray and I have with Sully and Denise. My heart goes out to Denise/ Sarah and the entire Sullivan family! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! I will miss Sully great sense of humor and his laugh! RIP SULLY! A good man taken way too soon!!

    Ray and Pat Doeg

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