Thomas Joseph Sullivan, 84, of Hopkinton and previously a longtime resident of Framingham, passed away on April 1. Born Aug. 16, 1936, in Boston and raised in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Lillian (Caswell) and Edward Sullivan. He is predeceased by his siblings, Edward, Gloria, Jack, James, Patricia and Lillian.
Tom grew up in Cambridge as one of seven children in a typical Irish Catholic family — loud, loved and a whole lot of fun, as was told in the many stories throughout the years. He married Patricia (Lowd) in 1962 and they had four children. He served in the Army and was stationed in Germany where he returned many times for business and pleasure. He enjoyed his work as a numismatist. Tom was an avid runner — he ran several marathons across America and abroad as well as the Boston Marathon 13 times.
Tom is survived by his children, Sharon Crowley of Milford, Shelly Sullivan of Holliston, and Tom Sullivan and longtime girlfriend Hilary Bentley of Hopkinton. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Nicholas and wife Brittany (great-grandchild due in August), Joseph, Sean, Jada, Johnny, Sydney and Lilly.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 10, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. A funeral service will follow visitation at 11 a.m., with burial to follow in Lake Grove Cemetery, Holliston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to michaeljfox.org in support of Parkinson’s research.