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HOPKINTON – Thomas Joseph Sullivan, 84, of Hopkinton previously a long-time resident of Framingham, passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021.

Born August 16, 1936 in Boston and raised in Cambridge he was the son of the late Lillian (Caswell) and Edward Sullivan. He is predeceased by his siblings, Edward, Gloria, Jack, James, Patricia, and Lillian.

Tom grew up in Cambridge as one of seven children in a typical Irish Catholic family – loud, loved and a whole lot of fun, as was told in the many stories throughout the years. He married Patricia (Lowd) in 1962 and they had four children.

He served in the Army and was stationed in Germany where he returned many times for business and pleasure.  He enjoyed his work as a numismatist.  

Tom was an avid runner; he ran several marathons across America and abroad as well as the Boston Marathon 13 times.

Tom is survived by his children, Sharon Crowley of Milford, Shelly Sullivan of Holliston, Tom Sullivan, and his longtime girlfriend Hilary Bentley of Hopkinton. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Nicholas, his wife Brittany (great grandchild due in August), Joseph, Sean, Jada, Johnny, Sydney, and Lilly.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 10th from 9:30am – 10:30  a.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington Street 

A funeral service will follow visitation at 11 a.m. with burial to follow in Lake Grove Cemetery in Holliston.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to in support of Parkinson’s research.


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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.