Peaceful 09

Richard T. Sullivan

Obituary

Richard Sullivan 92, of Cranston died peacefully at Hope Hospice after a short illness on January 11, 2022. Born on October 8th, 1929 in Providence to Timothy Sullivan and Mary (Glynn) Sullivan Smith.  He resided in Providence before moving to Cranston in 2008. He was the brother of the late William Sullivan.  He leaves behind his sister whom he loved dearly Dorothy Shewchuk and her husband John. He leaves several nieces and nephews; Meg Shewchuk and Jessica Greene, Jonathan Shewchuk and his wife Maddison, and William Sullivan and his wife Lynn. He leaves four great nieces and nephews; Daniel and Kaitlin Sullivan, and Bowie and Crosby Shewchuk. He also leaves several cousins.

Richard grew up in South Providence graduating from Tyler School in South Providence and LaSalle Academy. He served in the Korean War from 1952-1954. He then graduated from URI in 1955. Richard was a well known pharmacist for many years in Cranston, Providence, and Pawtucket. He specifically enjoyed working at DePasquale’s Pharmacy on Broadway in Providence for many years. Upon retirement Richard worked at South Street Cafe in Providence for several years answering food orders and delivering lunches; a place he loved and made many friends at. So much so that he got his niece, Meg, her first waitressing job there. They thoroughly enjoyed working together and this bonded them even further. He was always very proud to be Meg’s Godfather; a role he took very seriously. 

Richard has always been a very kind, caring, and supportive person. Anyone who met Richard would like him immediately; I’m sure you have all heard one of his quick one-liners! “Don’t get old, there's no future in it!” Richard could carry on a conversation with anyone he met. He had many great friends and neighbors. He loved socializing and going for a night out for a good dinner and drinks with his family and friends at Twin Oaks and Capriccio, specifically ordering a Rob Roy, followed by a glass of Chardonnay.  In Richards' later years, he enjoyed hanging out with his sister, Dorothy, and brother-in-law, John. Dorothy and Richard would often travel throughout Providence reminiscing about the past. Amongst their many conversations, Richard would often talk about how proud he was to be an uncle to so many wonderful nieces and nephews. I think we can all agree that Richard has left a mark on all of us and he will be sadly missed.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 18th in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston beginning at 9:30.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00am in St Mark Church 9 Garden Court Cranston. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery 163 Smithfield Ave. Pawtucket.

 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
January 18, 2022

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
The Butterfield Chapel
500 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday
January 18, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Mark Church
9 Garden Court
Cranston, RI 02920

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