Richard F. Sullivan, age 76

of Quincy

Richard F. Sullivan, age 76

Richard F. Sullivan, age 76, a longtime resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Monday, May 10, 2021 at CareOne at Weymouth, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in South Boston, to the late Francis T. and Eleanor T. (Yenulevich) Sullivan, he was raised and educated there. Richard was a graduate of South Boston High School, Class of 1962, and later attended Bentley College. He had lived in Quincy for over fifty years.

Richard worked in research and development for the Gillette Company for forty-three years.

He enjoyed reading and traveling. Richard was dedicated to his family.

Beloved husband for fifty-two years of Edna A. (Castaldini) Sullivan.

Devoted father of Michael G. Sullivan of Quincy.

Loving brother 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.

He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Sunday, May 16, 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, May 17, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Services are operating in accordance with current guidelines.

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

The family would like to acknowledge the staff of CareOne at Weymouth, especially Ryan Coleman, Director of Nursing, for the compassionate care provided to Richard.


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  • Big brother you will always be missed. Rest In Peace wrapped in your mother’s loving arms and your fathers quiet strength❤️☘️

  • “Your Wings were ready, but our hearts were not” . Rest now in peace with Mom, Dad & Bob. I will always love and miss you my big brother.

  • Dear Edna and Michael, Please accept our sincerest sympathy on the loss of your beloved husband and father. Rich will be much missed by family and friends. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending love your way, Cousin Ed, Barbara, and family

  • You were a good man Richie, I hope you rest well.

  • We are saddened at the news for Edna and Michael. Dick was such a pleasant neighbor with a friendly word for each of us. The delicious aroma of his summer grilling was wonderful! Peace to you.

  • Edna, Michael and family
    I will always picture Richie smiling and joking and that’s a good way to be remembered.
    Deepest sympathy for your loss,
    Cousin Maureen

  • Dear Edna and Family,

    I am very saddened to learn of Richie’s departure from this earth. I always looked forward to seeing him walk into BID-Milton Hospital’s main lobby to drive you home, Edna. A wonderful gentleman who spread cheer with his smile and engaging conversation! I will miss him greatly. An extreme pleasure to have had the opportunity to have met him. He is gone all too soon…

    With Deepest Regrets,

    Mary Ellen C. Welch

  • Dear Edna and Michael, Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband and father. Richie and I go back a long time. Born in 45. both 76. Married 52 years. Hard to believe friends since the 60’s. Richie will be greatly missed by family and friends.
    Gary and Tanya Savilonis