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John Sullivan

John L. Sullivan

Sunday, August 18th, 1940 - Friday, June 12th, 2020
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Vernon Twp., NJ: John L. Sullivan, 79 years old, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 12, 2020 at Milford Manor Nursing Home in West Milford, NJ. Born August 18, 1940 in Jersey City, NJ, he grew up in Nutley, NJ.

John worked as a computer programmer for Ciba Pharmaceuticals in Summit, NJ and Royal Globe Insurance in New York City. He served as a Lieutenant in the Army National Guard for a few years and was honored to have served as Guard for John F. Kennedy as well as serving with his troops during the Newark and Plainfield Riots. After spending almost 39 years as an Irish Bachelor, he married the love of his life, Suzanne and they settled in Vernon Twp., NJ. They bought The Village Inn in Franklin and turned it into an Irish Pub. The pub was a popular place for the locals serving great food and Irish music on weekends. Gas Light Travel opened in 1985 and John’s love for Ireland led him to charter flights to Ireland for vacation for many people. The Pub and Travel closed when the Sullivan’s decided to retire in 2006. John and a group of local customers started the first St. Patrick’s Day in Franklin in 1984. John and Sue were honored to be Grand Marshals of the Newton St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 2013. Sue and John loved to travel to Cape Cod and many US Destinations as well as trips to the Caribbean, Europe and Australia as well as cruising. John was a huge Boston Red Sox fan impressing his grandson, Tommy with this love and enjoyed going to games in New York and Boston.

John is predeceased by his parents, John and Margaret Sullivan, a sister, Catherine and a step grandson, Brian Russo and is the beloved husband of Suzanne(Sue) Sullivan(nee Pearce). Devoted stepfather of Steve Stefani and his wife, Heather of Hanover, PA, Pam Pitillo and her husband, Peter of Fuguay-Varina, NC and Patricia Montgomery and her husband, Robert of Bethlehem, PA. Loving step grandfather of Tommy Russo, Joseph and Samantha Stefani and Chris and Mia Pitillo. Step great grandfather of Allana and Braydon Russo.

Private cremation services by F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ. Memorial Mass will be Monday, June 22, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Immaculate Conception RC Church, 75 Church Street, Franklin, NJ with a Memorial Visitation starting at 10 AM at the church. Due to Government Regulations, the Church will allow 35 people inside during the visitation and Mass and face coverings are required by all attendees. Interment of cremains to follow at Glenwood Cemetery.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, June 22nd, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Monday, June 22nd, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Immaculate Conception RC Church
    75 Church Street
    FRANKLIN, NJ 07416
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    ***As per State Regulations, the Church will limit attendance to 35 people inside the premises and ALL attendees must wear face coverings.***
  • Service

    Monday, June 22nd, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday, June 22nd, 2020 11:00am
    Immaculate Conception Church
    75 Church St.
    FRANKLIN, NJ 07416
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    ***As per State Regulations, the Church will limit attendance to 35 people inside the premises and ALL attendees must wear face coverings.***
  • Interment

    Glenwood Cemetery
    Rt. 517
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Jeanne andGeorge Shellowsky

Posted at 05:19am
George and Jeanne Shellowsky. Sorry for your lost Sue. We will miss him he was the best. He loved his restaurant and his dog.

Midge Harden

Posted at 03:06pm
Dear Sue, I am so sorry for your loss.

Dean and Penelope Dobbs

Posted at 09:13pm
Sincere Condolences to the Sullivan Family. John was a wonderful man with a big heart. We all miss those times when we'd gather at the Gaslight Inn and John and Sue would be there to welcome you and sit and chat for a while.

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