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Sullivan, Elizabeth Ann

Elizabeth Ann (Murphy) Sullivan, a 50 year resident of Dedham, passed away on Monday, November 23rd, 2015 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Betty was born July 30, 1936 in Boston, Massachusetts, one of the four children of Thomas and Elizabeth R. (Duffy) Murphy. She was the beloved wife of the late William M. Sullivan and the loving mother of Maureen Brawley of Attleboro, Joyce Burke of Dedham, Kate Sullivan of Dedham, and William P. Sullivan and his wife Andrea of Norton. She was the dear grandmother of Colleen and Katelyn Brawley, Ryan and Kevin Burke, and William and Eric Sullivan. Betty was the sister of Catherine McCarney of West Roxbury, and the late Robert Murphy, Virginia Lyon, and Gerard Murphy, and the dear cousin of Kathleen Fargo of Dedham. At Betty’s request no wake will be held. Family and friends are requested to gather directly at St. Anne Parish, 79 W. Milton St., Readville, on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 10:00 am for her Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment will follow at Brookdale Cemetery in Dedham. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute-Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284. 

Guestbook Entries

  1. Laurie Dunn
    November 25th, 2015 | 12:17 pm

    Kate and Family- thoughts and prayers to all during this difficult time. Hoping all the memories you have created with Betty enable you to smile as I am sure your mom would like that. I am here for you my friend. Be strong. Thinking of all of you.


  2. Linda Winslow
    November 25th, 2015 | 1:22 pm

    Dear Joyce and Family,
    I want to extend my heartfelt sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your mother. She was a kind and gentle woman who fought as hard as she could. She is now in the arms of God and at peace. Remember the good times and may the strength of your family sustain you through your grief. Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!
    Sincerely with Hugs all around you, Linda Winslow, Walpole

  3. Chrissy Clark
    November 25th, 2015 | 5:36 pm

    Kate, my heart goes out to You and the entire Sullivan family. Betty was so strong and such a fighter! You should be proud of how you cared for her throughout her struggle and made her happy! Know that she will live on in your hearts and be remembered fondly! I hope time eases your pain! You have a great support system….lean on them when you need it! With my deepest condolences!

  4. Deb DeRosa
    November 27th, 2015 | 10:08 am

    My sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom – Thinking of you and your family – Prayers and Hugs

  5. Gerard Cotter
    November 27th, 2015 | 3:14 pm

    Sincere condolences to all on the loss of Betty.
    She was a lovely lovely lady and great fun to be around. I am sure herself and Chrissie will have met up by now to catch up and share stories.
    May she rest in peace

  6. Kathy Lynch
    November 27th, 2015 | 4:29 pm

    Our heartfelt sympathy to the Sullivan, Lyons & McCarney Family. We were saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved mother, sister & aunt. Betty is now at peace in heaven.
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, John & Kathy Lynch & family

  7. Dottie Cheever Fagan
    November 27th, 2015 | 8:07 pm

    My deepest sympathy to the Murphy and Sullivan Family. May you find comfort knowing she is at peace in the arms of our Lord.
    God bless all of you,
    Dottie Cheever Fagan

  8. Rick Riley
    November 28th, 2015 | 9:34 am

    God bless you Mrs.Sully. You will be missed. Please give Mr. Sully a big hello from Ricketts P.

  9. Jack and Liz McCarney
    November 28th, 2015 | 6:49 pm

    Our sincere sympathy to all of you on Betty’s passing. We are so very sorry to hear this sad news.We will remember all of you and Betty in our thoughts and prayers.

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