3/5/1922 – 10/26/2023
Doris Sullivan died October 26 at her home in East Meadow, NY. She was 101 years old. Doris was born in Woodhaven, New York to John and Johanna Archer. She enjoyed summers at Broad Channel beach, where she first met Thomas “Tom” Sullivan, “the love of my life.” They married in 1945, after Tom returned from service in the Army Air Force. In 1951, Doris and Tom moved from Woodhaven to the Forest City section of Wantagh, where they raised five children, and lived for nearly 60 years. In 2010, they moved to the Knolls in East Meadow.
Doris exemplified love, kindness, generosity, and compassion, and shared a marvelous sense of humor. She will forever be an inspiration for all who knew her. Doris was a devoted mother and grandmother. Her children and grandchildren were her greatest joy, and the Sullivan home was always a gathering place for family and friends of all ages. She was an original and ever loyal Mets’ fan and loved family outings to Shea Stadium. Doris and Tom were founding parishioners and active members of St. Frances de Chantal R.C. Church in Wantagh. Doris was a member of the Rosary Altar Society and in her later years served in the Homebound Eucharistic ministry and Hospice ministry.
Doris and Tom enjoyed traveling, especially during the twenty-five years following Tom’s retirement. They had friends everywhere; many were veterans who had served with Tom in World War II. Over the years they visited forty-seven of the fifty states – an experience that deepened their appreciation of the beauty and vastness of the United States. A highlight of their travels was the month they spent in Ireland during the summer of 1985 in a castle with Sullivan and Broderick cousins.
Doris was predeceased by Tom in 2012. She is survived by her daughters Kathleen Basil, Patricia Sullivan, Mary Sullivan-Lester (Richard Lester), Eileen Sullivan (Scott Shostak), her son Thomas “Tom” Sullivan Jr. (Leslie), and her grandchildren Dawn Garcynski (Steven), Connor Lester, Taylor Lester, Thomas “TJ” Sullivan III, Andrew Sullivan, Aidan Sullivan, and Elena Shostak.
There will be a visitation at the Wantagh Abbey (3374 Park Avenue) on Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm and a funeral mass at St. Frances de Chantal Church on Tuesday at 12:30.
The family would like to suggest that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the St. Frances de Chantal Outreach.
VISITATION AT FUNERAL HOME
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monday, October 30, 2023
Wantagh Abbey Funeral Home
3374 Park Ave
Wantagh, New York 11793
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
St. Frances de Chantal
1309 Wantagh Avenue
Wantagh, New York 11793