Francis (Frank) J. Sullivan

April 21, 1944 - November 7, 2021

Francis (Frank) J. Sullivan, passed away on November 7, 2021 at Health Park Hospital in Cape Coral, FL. He was born on April 21, 1944 in Lawrence, MA raised in Lawrence, but spent most of his life and raised his family in Salisbury Beach, MA. For the past 12 years, he and his wife resided in Cape Coral, FL where they wintered since 2003.

Frank loved living by the water both in Salisbury and Cape Coral, and especially loved sitting on his lanai by the water at night listening to soft music and enjoying the air and landscape. He loved and cherished his wife and family, enjoyed traveling, especially France and Ireland, was an avid reader, and enjoyed going out where there was live music. Frank was an easygoing man and was liked by everyone who knew him. He had many friends and acquaintances and loved to get together and socialize with all of them.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dolores (Fradette) Sullivan; two children, Bree Sullivan (wife Jennifer Sullivan) of Litchfield, NH, Patrick Sullivan (wife Michelle Sullivan) of Danville, NH; grandchildren, Marina Sullivan of Providence, RI, Owen Sullivan and Wyatt Sullivan of Danville, NH; sister, Patricia (Sullivan) Murdock of Methuen, MA; as well as many nephews, nieces, cousins, great nephews and great nieces.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Jane (Sullivan) Heggarty.

Contributions in Frank’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or a charity of your choice.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Carolyn Boucher Nov 11, 2021 at 9:37 am

    Dear Dolly,
    So very sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. The Churas family is thinking of you & your family during this difficult time. 💔
    Much love,
    Carolyn (Churas) Boucher

  2. Lynne A Hajj Nov 11, 2021 at 11:09 am

    Although years have passed since we have seen each other, the Memories of the fun times we shared will always be stored as happy times. Rest peacefully Uncle Frank !

  3. Parker and Carolyn Huff Nov 11, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    Dolly…sorry to hear of the loss of Frank. Sending condolences to you and your family. We know he will be missed!

  4. David Gomez Nov 11, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    Dear Dolly,
    So sorry for your loss our condolences to you and your Family.
    May Frank Rest In Peace.
    David & Aida Gomez

  5. Mary Ann Pandell Nov 11, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    So sorry for your loss. If you need anything don’t hesitate to call.
    Mary Ann Pandell

  6. Margaret Jerome Nov 11, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    Dolly, At this time when words seem so inadequate, you will find you can count on the caring support of friends to see you through these difficult times. Thrive on the good memories, of which you have many, including the good times Bill and I had with you and Frank. Sharing your sorrow with deepest sympathy……….Love…….Margaret

  7. Francine Boucher Nov 11, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    Auntie Dolly, such a great tribute to Uncle Frank. He was a humble man who everybody liked. Reminds me of my father. May he rest in peace with all our family who went before him. I hope you can remember all the special times you shared with him in the many years you were married! Lots of happy memories to hold onto! Love, Francine

  8. vicki cosgrove Nov 11, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    Dolly – As you know Jim and I are heartbroken. We have spent lots of fun times at RR and dinners at your and Frank’s home. You two are the best. And dinner at the Roadhouse which i know they will miss you…sure no one will ever get that special table again. Love you and will miss frank forever. You know JIm and I will be there forever for you. please reach out and i will keep in contact with you. love you Dolly.

  9. Ashley Carby Nov 12, 2021 at 10:08 am

    Dolly we are so sad to see Frank pass and we are all so heartbroken ! Prayers for you and your family in these sad times Love all of us at Rumrunners 💗.

  10. Ellie DiPaolo Nov 12, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    So Sorry! Hope you’re doing OK, Dolly! My prayers are with you. Take care of yourself. We always enjoyed your stays at the beach with Frank & family.
    LOVE, ~Ellie

  11. Kathleen Fabrizio Nov 12, 2021 at 3:52 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts.
    Kathleen Fabrizio

  12. Bobby Custeau Nov 12, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    Rest in peace uncle Frank, Always remebered the good times i had staying at the beach an going out on the boat with u an Bree!💚💚 love Bob!

  13. E. Garabedian Nov 26, 2021 at 11:11 am

    Dolly, sorry to hear Frank passed away he was a good man.
    Take care of yourself.
    Eileen G.

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