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July 26, 1929 - October 31, 2023
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Elin “Gay” Sullivan of Braintree, MA (formerly of Dorchester, and later Quincy) passed away with grace and peace on October 31st, 2023 at the age of 94, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Boston to Arthur and Helen Callahan in 1929, Elin was a proficient piano and organist, teaching hundreds of students throughout her life, and passing her passion for music to others. As the organist for St. Mary’s Parish for 47 years, she spent much of her life using her talents to enrich the lives of others through music. The late wife of Robert E. Sullivan, who passed in 2010, Elin is survived by her five children; Kevin Sullivan of Stuart, FL, Kathleen Stiffler of Quincy, MA, Sheila Sullivan of Denver, CO, Maura O’Connor of Braintree, MA, and Daniel Sullivan of Canton, MA. The loving grandmother of eight grandchildren; Eric and Lauren Sullivan, Paul Sullivan, Zac and Ryan Stiffler, Elizabeth and Neilla O’Connor, and Robert Sullivan, as well as her four great grandchildren; Nolan, Aurabel, Lillian May and Rowan Sullivan.
Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Saturday, November 4th, from 9:00 am – 10:30 am, at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home, 74 Elm Street, Quincy Center. At 11:00 am there will be a Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Church, Quincy. Burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Quincy.
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