Michael J. "Sully" Sullivan

  • Born: April 25, 1946
  • Died: October 23, 2019
  • Location: Lowell, Massachusetts

McKenna-Ouellette D'Amato - A Life Celebration Home

327 Hildreth Street
Lowell, MA 01850

Tel. (978) 458-6183

Tribute & Message From The Family

Michael J. "Sully" Sullivan … active in youth sports; 73

LOWELL - Michael J. "Sully" Sullivan, 73, a longtime resident of the Centralville section of Lowell, passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, following a period of declining health.

Born in Lowell on April 25, 1946, he was a son of the late Joseph M. and Margaret (Watterson) Sullivan.
Mike was a graduate of St. Michael Parochial School and Lowell High School.

Active in youth sports, he volunteered for many years as a coach or served on the board for the St. Michael's Baseball League, the Centralville Baseball League, Junior League Football, Pop Warner Football and Lowell Youth Basketball. Sully enjoyed being a Baseball Umpire, officiating many games in the Lowell Leagues and was a member of the Greater Lowell Umpire's Association. He also served on the Lowell Board of Parks.

Sully was a Lifetime Member of the East End Club, was active with the Joseph Nolan Scholarship Fund, served as a Board Member and Vice President of the Club, and was a recipient of the Man of the Year Award.

He was employed for over 20 years by the former Albert H. Notini and Sons, and retired in 2003 from UMASS Lowell.

Sully leaves his two loving sisters, Martha Lynch and her husband John of Tewksbury and Rosemary Sullivan of Lowell; a niece, Megan McCarthy and her husband Robert; a nephew, Michael Lynch and his wife Stefanie (Galvin); grandniece, Katelyn McCarthy; grandnephews, Riley and Colin Lynch.
Sully's family would like to thank Joe Mullen who showed true friendship and kindness to Mike during his illness.

Relatives and friends are invited to Sully's Life Celebration on Sunday, from 2 until 6 PM, at the McKENNA-OUELLETTE FUNERAL HOME , 327 Hildreth Street. Funeral Services will be offered in the Funeral Home on Monday morning at 11 AM. Burial will be private. For those who wish, donations in his name may be made to: Joseph Nolan Scholarship Fund, ℅ East End Club, 15 W. 4th St., Lowell, MA 01850 or the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Mike and I became friends at the East End Club. He was always smiling and friendly. A credit to the club, the community and his family. My deepest condolences to the Sullivan family. He will be forever missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. RIP my friend

Posted by James Harris - Spring hill, FL   October 30, 2019

Rose, so sorry to hear about Mike! Prayers and blessings to you and the family.
Karen Bureau

Posted by KAREN BUREAU - MERRIMAC, MA - Family Friend   October 28, 2019

So many memories, the sandlot, "Bunt Stadium", "Hack o Whack Golf Course", tunnel digging. The PAV snowball fights and snow forts in winter and baseball in summer. Ice skating on the swamp in winter with the mean old lady trying to melt her portion of the swamp with Mortons Salt. These are a few of the good times I remember growing up in "Centaville" with "The Barrel"! R.I.P. Mike

Posted by Bill Chisholm - MA   October 27, 2019

With heavy hearts, we still smile at all the fun times we had with cousin Mike at family reunions, Kelly's Chicago wedding, Hampton Beach, Cape Cod, Lowell Folk Festival, and most of all Hall Place. We were always amazed at narrow one-lane Hall Place, where Mike was the only parker who could navigate his famous VW Thing in and out 10 times a day. God speed, Mike, and may the 1-lane, 1-way Hall Place road rise up to meet you, and may the winds be always at your back!
Slainte! Joe & Kathy McDermott & Family, Addison, Illinois

Posted by Joe McDermott - Addison, IL - Family   October 25, 2019

Mike was such a good man, kind, friendly, a real gentleman.. Condolence's to his family. Remember Mike from Pop Warner.

Posted by A friend   October 25, 2019

Very sorry to read about your brother in the Sun.
I remember him from the East End Club.
My deepest condolences........
Tom O'Hare (Morey School)
Portsmouth, NH

Posted by Tom O'HARE - Portsmouth, NH   October 25, 2019

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Posted by American Heart Association    October 25, 2019

R.I.P Cuz! I love you and will miss you. Go Steelers!

Posted by Richard Benedetti - Pittsburgh, PA   October 25, 2019

Barrel was the best--remembering all the Celtic Club Days those were the Days, rest in Peace Mike you will me missed.

Posted by Billy Sheehan - Lowell   October 25, 2019


Rose and family..Out thoughts and prayers are with you...Mike was a great guy and will be missed by all.

Posted by Jack and Pam Callahan - Port Charlotte, FL - Friend   October 25, 2019

I have many wonderful memories as a teen playing sports in Lowell. I first met Sully at Shed park, try outs for football. Village football team, 1980 we took the trophy that year.Sully had a way of making you feel that you could do anything. He was a true measure of a man, and will be missed.

Posted by A friend   October 25, 2019

Mike and I were friends from the neighborhood back in the fifties,we played a lot of baseball together.our friendship continued on into our adult lives.Mike was one of the best people you could ever know he will be truly missed.

Palm Harbor, Fl.

Posted by bob desmond - palm harbor, FL   October 25, 2019

Posted by bob desmond - palm harbor, FL   October 25, 2019

Sully.... Always...always loved running into anytime I was back in Lowell... always a wonderful laugh.. RIP Ump...

Posted by Philip & Lynne Scannell - Gloucester, MA   October 25, 2019

so sorry to hear about sully passing he was such
a nice guy may he rest in peace

Posted by jill pimentel - dracut, MA   October 25, 2019

Great guy and coach will be be missed

Posted by Armand Hebert - Lowell, MA - Friend   October 25, 2019


Boss.. I know you loved me calling u boss so there u go...Where do I begin. I'll start off by saying I will never meet another man like you ever again.You had the biggest heart and knew how to put me in tears from laughing so hard.We had a pretty great friendship and I will cherish that for the rest of my life. I loved you like you were my family, I will miss you BOSS!! Until we meet again my friend. Love, Always.Michelle (AKA) Sunshine

Posted by Michelle (Cowgill) Anstiss - LOWELL, MA - Friend   October 24, 2019

Sully , friends since you played 2nd base and I played 1st base on the old BRAVES , Shedd Park LL in the early 50'S , over 60 yrs'ago WoW . Rest in Peace Michael .

Posted by SUGARFOOT BORODAWKA - HUDSON, NH - Friend   October 24, 2019

to the family of Michael Sullivan
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you
At this time God Bless .Tom and Nancy Cluff

Posted by Nancy Cluff - Lowell, MA - Friend   October 24, 2019

Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength. Know we are thinking of you Uncle Jackie, Aunt Martha, Megan, Michael and Rose. Much Love Michael, Angelyn, Audriana Gallagher

Posted by Michael Gallagher - Las Vegas, NV - Family   October 24, 2019


Sully was a very giving person. I have so many good memories with him.

Posted by Doreen Dupont - Lowell, MA - Friend   October 24, 2019

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