William Sully Sullivan

  • Died: September 30, 2021
  • Location:

Holden, Dunn & Lawler Funeral Home

55 High Rock St
Westwood, MA 02090

Tel. (781) 326-0074

Tribute & Message From The Family

William Sullivan, "Sully", 80, of Westwood, MA, formerly of Roslindale, MA, passed away peacefully on September 30, 2021.

He was a union carpenter and skilled tradesman for many years. William was the son of the late William J. Sullivan and Alice (Gottwald) Sullivan. Loving and dedicated husband of Joyce (Agnew) Sullivan, of 52 years, proud father of sons Scott and Michael and daughter Lisa. Known as "PA" to his two grandchildren that he loved dearly, Megan and Stephen. Brother of Alice Welby, Maureen Harrington, Ann Sallee, Janet Sullivan and Jimmy Sullivan. Known as "Sully" to many, he was a hardworking and caring man, true jokester, animal lover, enjoyed music and took much pride in his yard and had a passion for gardening.

According to his wishes, calling hours will be private. Friends and family are invited to attend a Graveside Service at New Westwood Cemetery, High St., in Westwood on Saturday October 9th at 11am. Donations in Sully's memory can be made to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org


Condolence & Memory Journal

Scotty, We are so saddened to hear of the loss of your dad. You were amazing and so supportive of your parents during this tumultuous time. Please express our deepest condolences to your family. Love you xo

Posted by Lynne and Joe    October 12, 2021

I was saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Sullivan. I remember him fondly from when I used to deliver the newspaper growing up on Burgess Ave. I always enjoyed chatting with him when I would pass by or when he was out on a walk. I remember how his yard and lawn was meticulous and the envy of the neighborhood!

You're all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Stephan Frye - Friend   October 12, 2021

Joyce & family, I just learned of Billy's passing today Oct 10th, my deepest condolences I knew Billy since 1961 we served in the same unit in the Army together & renewed our friendship when I moved up the street from him, we had a group called the four Amigos met every Friday for drinks & to solve the problems in the world, RIP My Pal gonna miss you Johnny Peppers

Posted by John Spellman - Friend   October 10, 2021

Scott - so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Thinking of you and here to support you during this difficult time.

Posted by Steph and Zack - Family   October 09, 2021

Uncle Billy has asked me to pass along his codolences for Bill. He was sad to hear about Billy's passing and had some fond memories of him being the oldest of his nephews and nieces. I have not seen Bill in sometime but I remember him for his outgoing and engaging personality. We are thinking of all of the family at this difficult time. May Bill rest in peace.
Uncle Bill
Debbie Gottwald Barry

Posted by Deb Barry - Family   October 09, 2021

I was so saddened to hear of the passing of my dear friend Sully. I was privileged to live next door to him for twenty years. Sully was simply the best! There is no other way to say it. Whenever I needed anything, he was there, all the time, every time! I learned so much from him in taking care of my home and yard. His knowledge of anything construction was astounding. He had the greatest wit and left me laughing countless times. He was always about doing for others and asking nothing for himself. But at the heart of it all, he was the most wonderful friend you could ask for, an honest, reliable and good man! My heartfelt sympathies to his beautiful wife Joyce and family!

Posted by Larry Vanaria - Carver, MA - Neighbor   October 08, 2021

It was truly a pleasure living next to Joyce and Sully for over 20 years. He was always quick to help out if needed. Such a wonderful man and a great friend.. He will be deeply missed. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Love, Jackie and Larry Vanaria

Posted by Jackie Vanairia - Friend   October 08, 2021

I´m sorry to you all for your loss. We will miss Sully! He was such a great guy and definitely a jokester, especially with our boys. May he Rest In Peace.

Posted by The Korchin Family    October 06, 2021

So sorry for your loss. sully was a great guy. May he rest in peace.you rGQk

Posted by Joanne jankowski - Wareham, MA - Family Friend   October 05, 2021

My sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad. May he be at eternal peace.

Posted by Lisa Drummy    October 04, 2021

Lisa, I'm very sorry for your loss. May Sully Rest in Peace.

Erik Fuglestad

Posted by Erik Fuglestad - MEDFIELD, MA   October 04, 2021

In loving memory of a wonderful brother. We will always love you and miss you. RIP brother Bill!

Posted by Janet - Other   October 04, 2021