In Memoriam : Paul Sullivan

Paul Sullivan Paul Francis Sullivan - age: 66
(November 25, 1953 to December 27, 2019 )
Resident of Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Visitation Information:
Family and friends may call on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 from 2-6pm at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, 365 Main Street, Saco. A funeral mass will be held at St. Margaret’s Church, 6 Saco Avenue, Old Orchard Beach at 10am on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the doctors and nurses at Maine Medical Center and Mass General for their compassionate care.

For those wishing to make memorial donations in Paul’s honor, please consider the Saco Food Pantry, 67 Ocean Park Road, Saco, ME 04072.

Obituary:
Old Orchard Beach – Paul Francis Sullivan, 66 of Old Orchard Beach passed away peacefully on December 27, 2019 at Mass General with his family by his side. He was born in Stoneham, MA on November 25, 1953, the son of John W. and Marguerite “Honey” Jones Sullivan.
Paul graduated from Reading High School and attended St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, MA where he met the love of his life, Dennis Shores. After leaving the seminary, Paul and Dennis moved to Maine in 1985. Paul worked in banking many years, starting at the former Canal Bank then to Saco Valley Credit Union retiring as Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer after 26 years of service.
Paul loved dancing, he started tap dancing at the age of 5. He taught tap for over 35 years in southern Maine. He loved travelling and had a great love for all things Christmas, he transformed his home and yard into a Christmas Wonderland for everyone to enjoy! Paul and Dennis were well known for their annual Hayride, stopping by to sing carols and give gifts to people in need. Paul was one of the founding members of the Petula Clark Fan Club, he was blessed to see her this summer in Montreal. The heavens are dancing and rejoicing with Paul.
Paul was predeceased by his parents and his brother John, Jr.
Paul is survived by his husband Dennis Shores, a brother Gerald Sullivan, his sisters Jeannine Petrucci, Maureen Higgins, Diane McCarthy, and Cheryl Deyarmond, as well as many nieces and nephews.








Sue and Tony Orifice - December 28, 2019Contact this person Contact this person
With our deepest condolences to Dennis and Paul's Family 44 years ago, my wife Sue Wakeling Orifice, a childhood friend of Paul; gave a gift to me that I did not recognize at that time. It the beginning of a friendship with Paul. we would like to leave a message as how Paul was seen through our hearts. “Memories of Paul Sullivan” Blue eyes, glasses and a smile. In a world where people live guarded lives. Being around Paul, made it feel okay to drop your guard and believe in the goodness of man. Paul inspired you to relive childhood innocence. A visit with Paul became an event and another good memory was born. A genuine man with a strong will yet gentle way about him. Once a year; he reinforced how and why to celebrate Christmas, Joyfully sing a carol, and Embrace the warmth of gift giving to those less fortunate. Paul lived life like every day was remembrance of the birth of the baby Jesus. Yes; blue eyes, glasses and a smile. All our hugs ! Rest peacefully Paul Sullivan



Kathy Hastings - December 29, 2019Contact this person Contact this person
I worked with Paul in the 80's at the Old Orchard Beach Credit Union. He was fun to work with. Even though I didn't stay in touch, I have fond memories of that time. My sympathies to Dennis and the family.



Amanda Sousa - January 2, 2020Contact this person Contact this person
To one of my favorite people: To the man who taught me to dance. Who’s love for Christmas was infectious. And who’s joy was a light in this world. Who gave the best hugs. Who’s smile could light up a room and who’s laugh could lift spirits. I’ve lost touch over the years, but I’ve never forgotten. I will miss you greatly. But you’re spirit will continue on with all those you’ve touched, including me. My heart and thoughts are with Dennis and the rest of the family. Love to you all.



Nicolle Petrucci - January 3, 2020Contact this person Contact this person
My Uncle Paul was a great man and I will always remember all the good times I had with him in Reading and Old Orchard Beach, Maine. I will always love and miss him. He will always be in my heart, Love Always his niece Nicolle



Nicolle Petrucci - January 3, 2020Contact this person Contact this person
RIP Paul, I wish I could of met you. I will always take care of your niece Nicolle Her Husband, Jim Lemay



    
 





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