Remembering Somerville Firefighter Lieutenant Paul Sullivan

By Greater Boston Firefighters Pipes & Drums

Our Brother and Friend +(Lieutenant)Paul Sullivan (Somerville Fire Department) passed away earlier today after a long battle with cancer.
Paul was a piper with us for many years. He was a true friend and a guy who made us all laugh.

We are truly blessed to have had the honor of calling him a friend.

To the entire Sullivan Family and to his comrades on the Somerville Fire Department we send our most sincere condolences.

Requiem In Pacem.


SULLIVAN, Paul M., Jr. Of Wakefield, December 19. Lt. Somerville Firefighter. Husband of Linda M. (Bilwin) Sullivan. Father of Matthew J., Michael S., Katherine M. and the late Stephen E. Sullivan. Son of Paul M. & Elaine M. (Ropple) Sullivan of Somerville. Brother of Stephen J. Sullivan and partner David Gagne of So. Boston and Kathy M. Dudley of Somerville. Son-in-law of Mary & Ed Bilwin of Quincy. Brother-in-law of John M. Bilwin of Quincy. Uncle of Samantha Dudley. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Funeral from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Wednesday at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield at 10am. Visitation for relatives and friends at the Funeral Home on Tuesday from 3-8pm. Interment, Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Granara-Skerry Trust, c/o Mass. General Hospital Pancreatic Cancer Research, 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA 02114. For obit, guestbook & directions, visit:

Published in The Boston Globe on Dec. 20, 2015

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