Obituaries 03-23-2016

Robert ‘Sully’ Sullivan

Former volunteer groundskeeper at Immaculate Conception Church of Everett

Former volunteer groundskeeper at Immaculate Conception Church of Everett

Robert J. “Sully” Sullivan passed away on Tuesday, March 15 at the West Revere Health Center where he was receiving supportive care for the past several days following a lengthy illness. He was 73 years old.

Born in Cambridge on March 18, 1942, he was one of four children of the late Daniel J. and Grace R. (Cooper) Sullivan. He attended St. Mary’s Parochial School in Cambridge. His family later settled in Somerville where he graduated from Somerville High School.

Sully enlisted in the Army and served during the Vietnam Era. He was honorably discharged at the rank of PFC and returned to Somerville.

A resident of Everett for many years, he worked as a Teamster/Truck Driver driving large tanker trucks with White Fuel for over 20 years. He later worked for the USPS in South Boston at the South Postal Annex as a building custodian. He settled on Admirals Hill in Chelsea together with his wife ten years ago. After retiring and up to a year ago, Sully volunteered his time as grounds keeper at the Immaculate Conception parish in Everett.

In his lifetime, Sully enjoyed walking along Revere Beach and summers following the Red Sox. He was a proud and longtime member of Teamsters Local 25, Boston.

Sully is survived by his beloved wife and companion of 40 years, Cheryl A. (White) Sullivan. He was the devoted father and step-father of Kim O’Brien and her husband, James of Bradford, Shawn White and his wife, Rosa of Everett, Christopher White of Boston, Kenneth White and his wife, Cheryl of West Springfield; dear brother of Lillian Sullivan of Arlington, Diane Sullivan of Stoneham and Daniel Sullivan of Tyngsboro; cherished grandfather of Brant and Corbin O’Brien, Shawn Michael White, Olivia and Vivienne White.

Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial today, Wednesday March 23 at 10 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church 489 Broadway, Everett. (Those attending are invited to meet at the church by 9:50 a.m..) Services will conclude with Inurnment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Ste. B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Paul Cacciola

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Everett

Paul J. Cacciola died unexpectedly on March 3 at his home in Fremont, NH.

He was born on October 16, 1953 in Boston, the son of the late John Anthony Cacciola and Sarah M. (Passanisi) Cacciola.

Paul grew up in Everett and has resided in Fremont, NH for the past 30 years. He worked for many years self-employed in construction, specializing in remodeling homes in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Paul’s hobbies included, hunting, fishing and collecting antiques.

He is survived by his wife, Yong Lan Cacciola, his brother, John Cacciola of Melrose and his brother and sister-in-law, William S. Cacciola and Marie Cacciola of Malden and his sister, Marie P. Cacciola of Everett, a niece and her husband, Lisa and James Paradis, their two children, Dylan Paradis and Colin Paradis and a nephew, William “Billy” Cacciola of Everett.

A celebration of life will be held on April 23 at 12 noon at Anthony’s in Malden. All family and friends are welcome. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Brewitt Funeral Home.

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