David Ignatius Sullivan

David sullivanDavid Ignatius Sullivan, Sr. passed away on November 20, 2015 in Ridgefield, CT at the age of 64.

David is survived by his children Mary, David Jr., and Elizabeth, all of Boston, MA; his grandchild Stella of Boston, MA; his siblings Kathleen Sullivan Blake of Scituate, MA and Michael T.K. Sullivan of Osterville, MA; the mother of his children, Alexandra Sullivan of Ridgefield, CT; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by siblings Charles Leavitt Sullivan III and Moira Sullivan Kelly, as well as parents Catherine (Ryan) and Dr. Charles L. Sullivan, Jr.

David was born on August 22, 1951 in Newton, MA. He graduated from Belmont Hill School and Dartmouth College, where he was an accomplished hockey player.  David’s brief foray into politics included running Kathleen Sullivan Alioto’s 1978 Massachusetts senatorial campaign.

David had a distinguished career at General Reinsurance Corporation, starting in Hartford and working his way up to the Home Office in Stamford where he was a Senior Vice President responsible for Treaty Production in the Northeast. David will always be remembered for his ability to create long and lasting relationships that extended beyond the business aspects of the deals he worked on. He held a similar position working in the New York office of AON Corporation to finish out his career.

David was a resident of Ridgefield for more than 30 years.  He was a dedicated youth hockey coach in town for many years and an avid golfer. His children remember his witty sense of humor and love of crossword puzzles.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 28th from 2-5PM at Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield.  All are welcome.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, December 5th at 10:30 AM at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 573 Washington St., Newton, Massachusetts. www.ourladys.com Interment will immediately follow at Holyhood Cemetery in Brookline, MA.  All are welcome to attend and celebrate David's life.  

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in his honor to MCCA at mccaonline.com.


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