Edna A. (Castaldini) Sullivan, age 77

of Quincy

Edna A. (Castaldini) Sullivan, age 77

Edna A. (Castaldini) Sullivan, age 77, a longtime resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Saturday, April 15, 2023 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, in the presence of her loving son.

Edna was born in Boston, raised and educated in Boston’s North End. She was a graduate of Suffolk University.

She worked for the State Street Corporation for seventeen years in both the Boston and Quincy offices.

Edna had a love of history. Upon retirement, she volunteered for the National Park Service in Quincy for five years before serving as a park ranger for five more years.

Edna volunteered at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Milton and the former Quincy Medical Center. She also volunteered for the American Red Cross at the blood donation center in Weymouth and at the Quincy Sons of Italy’s monthly blood drive. Edna was a proud member of the Norfolk County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

Beloved wife for fifty-two years of the late Richard F. Sullivan, who died on May 10, 2021.

Devoted mother of Michael G. Sullivan of Quincy.

Loving sister-in-law of Dennis M. Sullivan and his wife Clair of Mashpee, Ronald G. Sullivan and his wife Donna of Pembroke, Maureen R. Hoey of Mashpee and her late husband Bob, Marilyn Valencius and her husband Paul of Braintree, and Christine F. Starkey and her companion Dennis Murphy of Ogunquit, Maine.

Edna is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Sunday, April 23, from 2 – 4 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Monday, April 24, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Edna’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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  • Our heartfelt condolences to Michael on the loss of his adoring Mother. Tony and l loved Edna. She welcomed us to the neighborhood in 1976 and we have been in contact ever since. She was a loving, generous and interesting person. We are heartbroken. Sincerely, Mary Jane and Tony Scola.

  • I am sorry for your loss. I will send a donation to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in memory of Edna.

  • Dear Michael and families,

    Please accept our sincere condolences. We knew and loved Edna for many years. She had a heart of gold, warmth, a love of history, intelligence a great sense of humor and a sincere desire to help others. A true “people” person. She was a person of distinct character and personality and will be sorely missed.

    Jeanne and Graham

  • Edna was a pleasure to work with @ BID MILTON. When she first met me she was terrified because she had no idea what I was like. Shortly after a while when I told her that I don’t bite, we got along for many happy years at Milton. She will surely be missed and also I had the pleasure of meeting her husband Richard , May both RIP.

  • Edna and Rich were a fixture at the Common Market for years. They always gave us cards and treats no matter what the holiday was. So sorry to hear of her passing, we always enjoyed our Tuesday dinners with them.

    Kara Smith

  • Michael,
    Although I did not see Edna for many years she always remembered me with a Christmas card. In fact I could count on hers being the first card I received every year.
    My memories of Edna are she was so much fun to be with and so very thoughtful. I will miss her!

  • Dear Michael, we are so profoundly sorry for your loss, your mother, Edna was one of the most loving and caring persons I’ve ever known, there is no doubt that life was a much better place with her in it.
    She will be missed by all who’s lives she’s touched. Her kindness, love and generosity and how she cared for others is her legacy and one to be very proud of. I will miss her dearly, I will cherish the memories of her many visits to the JFK Library when she would come to say hello to her friends there. Rest in peace our dear Edna.

    Love Michael and Veronica Hancock