OBITUARY: David M. Sullivan, 57

Below is an obituary from  Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — David M. Sullivan, “Dave”, age 57, a life-long resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at home on May 3, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.

Dave was born on July 8, 1965, in Somerville, MA; he was the cherished son of Evelyn and the late Daniel Sullivan. Dave was raised and educated in Wilmington and a graduate of Wilmington High School with the Class of 1983.

Dave married his “high school sweetheart and best friend” Liz Stewart in October of 1988. The couple created a wonderful life together; they made a wonderful home, worked hard, they always put their families first, and enjoyed the time spent with their friends.

Dave worked hard throughout his life; he was a talented carpenter and loved his profession. At the time of his death, Dave was employed as a Carpenter for the Town of Wilmington. Dave was always out and about in the town repairing and building; he was knowledgeable in his profession and a great co-worker to be around.

Dave had a great sense of humor, he was a funny guy and was known to pull a prank or two throughout the years. Dave loved to socialize; he had an endearing personality and was very kind to everyone. Dave’s loyalty to his family and friends was evident; he was always the first to lend a hand to anyone in need whether he knew you or not.

Dave looked forward to his Saturday morning golf outings with his friends and his weekends in Ossipee, New Hampshire. Dave loved camping, spending time out on the lake in his boat, firing up the grill to cook for everyone, or relaxing by the campfire with a beer in hand and surrounded by family and friends.

Dave will be fondly remembered as an all around “good guy”; hard worker, great family man who adored his nieces and nephews and most of all his wife Liz who he loved with all his heart. Dave made friends wherever he went; he was easy to talk to and a lot of fun to be around. Dave was truly loved by all who knew him and will forever be missed by many.

Dave was the beloved husband of Elizabeth A. “Liz” (Stewart) Sullivan, cherished son of Evelyn (Shorey) and the late Daniel F. “Sully” Sullivan of Wilmington, dear brother of Daniel F. Sullivan Jr. of Wilmington, Debby Richard & her late husband Mark of Methuen, Donald Sullivan of Mesa, AZ, the late Marty Sullivan and Dennis Sullivan, son-in-law of George and the late Margaret Stewart, brother-in-law of Mary Sullivan of CA, Tracey & the late Joe Costello, Michelle & David Haley, Joanne Lucas & fiancée Joe Steen, and Kathleen & the late Ken Carroll. Dave is survived by his close cousins, Jimmy & Jacki Bossi, his life-long best friend, Mike Costello, many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Saturday, May 6th at 11:30 a.m. immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main Street, (Rte. 38), Wilmington, at 12:30 p.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Friday, May 5th from 3:00-7:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in Dave’s name may be made to Make-A-Wish Massachusetts, 133 Federal Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02110.

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David Sullivan

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