Mary (Quinlan) Sullivan

sullivan-mary-for-website-or-acs-onlyMary (Quinlan) Sullivan, of Milton, formerly of Dorchester and Quincy, peacefully Friday December 16, 2016, in her room at the nursing home surrounded by her four daughters, Maureen, Gail, Christine and Kathleen. She was 94, soon to be 95 years young.

She had a wonderful life and was cared for lovingly by her four daughters to her last day.

Born March 2, 1922, Mary N. Quinlan to John and Lillian, Mary grew up and lived in Boston. Mary was married to Dennis Francis Sullivan for  38 years until his passing.

Mary loved her summers in Marshfield spent with her sisters Helen, Pat and Kay along with their children.  They were fun summers filled with family as all the cousins grew up together.

She also worked at Boston College High School for 44 years, many of those with her mother and sisters.  Affectionately known as the “Cake Lady”, Mary’s cakes and brownies were legend amongst the boys at BC High.

Mary lived her life fully, laughed , joked and loved all her family and will be very much missed.

Beloved wife of the late Dennis Sullivan. Devoted mother of Maureen Sullivan of Braintree, Gail Callahan and her late husband Peter of Canton, Christine Cortese and her husband Nicholas of Milton and Kathleen Collins and her husband Kevin of Canton. Grandmother of Dennis Riley, Charles Riley and Nicholas Cortese, III.  Also survived by 3 great grandchildren.  Sister of the late James Quinlan, Helen Flavin, Kathleen Bird, Patricia Shields, and William Quinlan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory’s Church, Wednesday December 21 at 10:00 AM.   Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Tuesday, 4-7 PM. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

In lieu of flowers donations in Mary’s name may be sent to Boston College High School Scholarship Fund, Office of Institutional Advancement, 150 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125.