Obituary of Kevin Thomas Sullivan
Kevin T. Sullivan, a Regional Property Manager passed away after a short illness on Wednesday morning, November 29, 2023. He was just 55 years old. Kevin was born in Boston. He was one of four children of Thomas and Helen Sullivan. He grew up in Melrose and was a graduate from Malden Catholic High School where he was a member of their Football, Hockey, and Track teams. He furthered his education at Norwich University where he earned a degree in Criminal Science. He was also a member of the college’s Rugby team. He truly enjoyed the university’s experience with the structure and discipline of a military setting. He was a proud alumnus of Norwich University and appreciated the skills and the character building that helped him to succeed. Kevin spent most of his career in property management and real estate. He obtained his real estate brokers license and he worked for multiple property management companies for over 30 years, and he recently took a position with the Boston Housing Authority as a Regional Property Manager. He enjoyed the many challenges of his position and was well respected by his clients and peers. In his leisure time, he was a fan of the Bruins and Patriots, and loved fishing on his boat, and working around his home and yard.
Kevin made his family the center of his universe. He grew up in Melrose in a home filled with Catholic values and virtues. He loved summers spent in West Dennis on Cape Cod. He treasured learning how to sail from his dad and then being his first mate on his sailboat and competing alongside his dad in sailing races. The team won numerous trophies together and that experience was something he always cherished. He met a young woman, Laura Robinson, when they worked together at Bay State Health Care. They married on June 5, 1994, and purchased their family home in Burlington. They made a wonderful couple and raised their children with the same values and morals they were brought up with. Maybe it was from his Norwich days. He encouraged his children to take pride in whatever they did, to always try to be their best, and that faith and family were intertwined. He couldn’t have been prouder of his children as they grew from children to adults. He coached Little League Baseball and youth hockey teams and was always on the sidelines for their soccer, hockey, basketball, lacrosse and football games. He was thrilled to see his daughters play soccer and hockey at St. Anselm College and his son play football at Bentley University. For his children, York Beach was the favorite family summer gathering spot. They will cherish the days at the beach or on his boat fishing, afternoon cookouts, walks to Dunne’s Ice Cream and Nubble Lighthouse, Movie nights, fried clam and lobster dinners. Looking back, those will be special memories that his family will hold dear to their hearts. Kevin was a special man who could find humor in every situation and created a home filled with love and laughter. He was a very loving and generous man and truly a gift to his wife and children. His sudden illness and passing is difficult to accept, but the memories and love he shared with his family and friends will always remain forever.
Kevin was the beloved husband of 29 years of Laura (Robinson) Sullivan. He was the proud father of Kaila Sullivan of Goffstown, NH and her fiancé, Kevin Veilleux, Thomas Sullivan of Lowell, and Margaret Sullivan of Burlington. He was the beloved son of Helen (Murphy) Sullivan of Melrose and the late Thomas Sullivan. He was the caring brother of Marie Sullivan of Virginia, Dan Sullivan of Melrose, and Lisa Ballew & her husband Tyler of Melrose. He was the brother-in-law of Donna & Jim Connolly of Nashua, NH, Chuck and Diana Robinson of Cape Neddick, Maine, Marianne McKenna of Billerica & her late husband Robert, and Bill and Amanda Robinson of Methuen. Beloved son-in-law of the late Charles & Laura Robinson. Kevin was also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends, and his beloved four-legged friend, Buddy.
Visiting hours will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., Burlington on Sunday, December 3 from 4-7pm. Funeral from the Sullivan Funeral Home on Monday, December 4 at 9am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Margaret Church in St. Veronica Parish, www.stveronicama.org, 111 Winn Street, Burlington at 10am. Services will conclude with a burial at Pine Haven Cemetery in Burlington.
Memorials in Kevin’s name may be made to Catholic Charities Boston, www.ccab.org, 275 West Broadway
Boston, MA 02127.
For online guestbook and video tribute see www.sullivanfuneralhome.net
Thomas Sullivan's Eulogy
I will end with a quote from an unknown author, “A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there but a guiding light whose love shows us the way”.
Edward V. Sullivan
43 Winn Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph: (781) 272-0050