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.