James Michael Sullivan Jr., age 72, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2020, at Yale-New Haven Hospital, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of Michele Manning Sullivan, and father of Kacey S. (Michael) Pamula, both of West Haven. He was born in New Haven, on August 22, 1947, a son to James M. & Mary Belmont Sullivan. In addition to his wife and daughter, he is also survived by his mother, Mary Sullivan, siblings, Joseph (Meg) Sullivan of Randolph, NJ, Peter (Rox) Sullivan of Saylorsburg, PA, Edmund (Judy) Sullivan of Cheshire, CT, Paul Sullivan of Randolph, NJ, Mary Sullivan of Pasadena, CA, and beloved nephews and niece. James was predeceased by his brother, John Sullivan. Jim graduated from West Haven High School, and Southern Connecticut State University, and was employed as a union painter with local 186. He was a past member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. Jim was a gentle caring man who lived a life of simplicity. He enjoyed fishing, nature, music, and visits with family and friends.
A graveside service will take place on Friday, July 24, at 12 noon, in St. Bernard’s Cemetery, New Haven. Masks and social distancing are required. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s name to the Brain Injury Alliance of CT, 200 Day Hill Rd. #250, Windsor, CT 06095, http://www.biact.org/.
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Brain Injury Alliance of CT
200 Day Hill Rd. #250, Windsor CT 06095