James J. Sullivan, Jr.

May 14, 1952 - January 3, 2021

On January 3, 2021, James J. Sullivan, Jr. passed away at age of 68. He was born on May 14, 1952.

Jay was a loving son of Helene (Bohan) Sullivan and the late James J. Sullivan, Sr.; beloved husband of 43 years to Eileen (Cheney) Sullivan; adoring father (in-Law) to Clifton and Meg Sullivan of Maynard, MA and James J. Sullivan, III and Heather Western of Keene, NH; best Papa to Leila, Mara and August Sullivan; special brother of Danny, Patricia, Scott (Kim), Kate (Jimmy) Martin, John (Lori) as well as Patrick (Cheryl) Sullivan; proud uncle of many nieces and nephews including the late Michael Hartery; pet uncle of “Daisy Jessica”.

Jay was employed at Verizon for most of his life and retired in 2010. Where he made many valued friendships over the years. Some of his passions include riding his motorcycle, cheering on the NE Patriots and the Boston Redsox. 

Jay was a full-time resident of North Fort Myers, FL where he enjoyed his pool aerobics and daily walks with his many friends.

Jay passed peacefully surrounded by his loving wife, Eileen and sister-in-laws.

Due to Covid restrictions, a Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date in Massachusetts.

Memorial Contributions in memory of James J. Sullivan, Jr. are suggested to either Tampa General Hospital Transplant Institute, 1 Tampa General Circle, Tampa FL  33606 or to NOTE: National Organization for Transplant Enlightenment Charity Organization, 13014 Dale Mabry Highway, #187, Tampa, FL  33618.

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


  1. Sherry and Glen Bojar Jan 8, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    He always had a smile on his face. He will be missed.

  2. Gail Nunes Jan 9, 2021 at 12:22 am

    Eileen, Cliff and Jay. I am so sorry for your loss Jay was a wonderful person who had the best sense of humor and made the world a better place
    Gail and Tony Nunes

  3. Melissa OBryan Jan 9, 2021 at 10:48 am

    Jay was an awesome man. My husband and I will miss him dearly. He was one of our favorite guys in this park.

  4. Marsha and Bill Brewer Jan 9, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    Deepest condolences to you Eileen and the entire family. Jay always had a smile, a wave and a hello for all. We will miss him so much.

  5. Melikka Perron Jan 10, 2021 at 9:09 am

    Eileen, Cliff and Jay words cannot express the sadness I’ve felt by Jay’s passing. He was great, so much fun in our youth. I have so many great memories of him. He was a gem . . My heart goes out to you and the entire Sullivan clan.

  6. Paulette Smith Jan 10, 2021 at 10:38 am

    So sorry, Eileen. I’ll always remember his laughter and sense of humor. Over the last week, I’ve thought of all the fun we had, in our twenties, with our endless parties. Best to all.

  7. Paul and Terry Sobolewski Jan 10, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    To our dear friend,
    We enjoyed your daily visits and watching the Patriot games and/or the new favorite Tampa Bay. It is such a small world discovering that we were friends before we even knew one another. We will miss your friendship with all our hearts. We take comfort in knowing you are with the Lord watching over us. We will take care of Eileen.

  8. Bonnie Beatrice Roberts Jan 10, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    My 💜 Heart sincerely breaks for this Beautiful Family. Mr. James J Sullivan, *Jay*, was the recipient of my Beloved & Deceased Husband’s Right Kidney & Liver. Darryl James Roberts aka Darryl James Babilius Sr. was a loving Father, Husband, PeePaw, & truest friend to many people. It was his wish to be an organ donor since he was 15, he gained his 1st Set of Wings on August 11, 2015. His second set of Wings was when he became an organ donor to only God knows how many. However, there was this incredible Man, Mr. Jay & his Beautiful wife Mrs Eileen who stepped out of the shadows & into the light of day to want to meet me. We met for the first time in Thonotosassa, FL, & my Parents and I went out to eat dinner with this wonderful couple. Mrs Eileen Sullivan and Family. My ❤️ heart breaks along with yours in this time of sorrow. I carry your pain as well tonight after finding out this afternoon of his passing. My Husband loved life, his Family & would have wanted to live until the end of time. Mr. Jay was the same spirit. I could not have asked for a finer, more loving Family to receive my Husband’s organs, & allow this family yet another 5+ years with their loved one. May God Bless all of the hearts breaking during this sad time, yet let us please all remember the laughter, joy, love & fun these to must be having in Heaven. Dear Lord, please comfort, heal & provide the strength you have given to me over the past 5+ years to this Loving & Beautiful family. In my sincerest thoughts, wishes, & prayers I leave you with this reminder. “NEVER ALLOW THIS LOSS TO STEAL YOUR MEMORIES, KEEP THEM FRESH & ALIVE, THEY ARE NOW WITH EACH OF US SPIRITUALLY”. I LOVE EACH OF YOU IN A SPECIAL & UNIQUE WAY OF THE HEART!!!! My Husband has now recieved his 3rd pair of Angel Wings. I will miss you both, until we meet again. God keep us & comfort us in this time of loss.

  9. Elane Lee Jan 11, 2021 at 9:43 am

    Eileen,Jay Jay and Cliff
    My heart goes out to you in the loss of such a wonderful man who I am sure is still smiling down on all of us

  10. Christina Clifford Jan 11, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    Eileen, Cliff and Jay – I heard about your loss and I am so sorry. He was a wonderful caring and understanding man. You are in my prayers.

  11. Gerri Whitney Jan 13, 2021 at 8:48 am

    We will all miss Jay-he was a wonderful man -very glad he was part
    of my life-he helped me dress Santa
    at The Bohan Christmas Party for many
    years -a memory I will always cherish
    God Bless you and Rest In Peace Jay
    Love Gerri

  12. John Vozzella Jan 16, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    He will always be remembered and loved. His love will shower from above and bless us all. We will always remember his cheer, smiles and loving laughter. We lost a great one, but he’s up in heaven with all the others we’ve lost and watching out for us until we all meet him someday in heaven. ❤️And will always remember you, Uncle.

    We were so lucky to have him in our lives.

  13. John Vozzella III Jan 16, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    He will Always be remembered for his big smile, lovable character and kindness. God certainly took another angel from us. He will always shower us with his love from above. He is now resting with all the others we have lost along the way. We will join him someday in heaven and will always remember his days with us on earth.

    Let’s be grateful for the life he lead, his sacrifices and achievements. We will miss you Uncle Jay. You will never be forgotten. I will always from this day strive to be as kind, joyful and charismatic as you were when you were here with us.

    ❤️ Daisy misses you dearly….

  14. Tim Sullivan Jan 17, 2021 at 2:41 pm

    Eileen, Danny and Patty, sorry for your loss. Great guy and will be missed by many from Hull to chalet in N.H. to phone company.

  15. norman menard Jan 18, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    A Real Pleasure to have Known this Fine Gentleman Always Enjoyed Talking to him when he was out and about doing his rounds with the Little Lady.. So sorry for your Loss Norm Menard and Ginnie Miller

  16. Sandie Daley Feb 14, 2021 at 3:13 am

    Dear Eileen,
    My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved husband, Jay. Prayers of comfort and healing are well on their way to you from the 7 a.m. Saturday gang. ❤️

  17. Terry Herring Sep 5, 2021 at 2:36 pm

    Dear Eileen, Cliff, Meg, Jay, and Grandchildren
    We were saddened to hear about the loss of Jay. I will always remember his sense of humor, and kindness. When Cliff and Greg were skiing at Nashoba, Jim, Kristen Reed, and myself often had the dubious task of chaperoning the Maynard kids, Kristen and I would seek Jay out to ride the chair lift with, because he just made the ride up the mountain so much more fun. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, The Herring Family.

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