Mary S. Sullivan

Published on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 19:45


Mary S. Sullivan, 100, of Meriden, passed away on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. She was born on Nov. 1, 1916, in Bristol, the daughter of the late Walter J. and Sophie (Kaczka) Swenton.

Until fairly recently Mary was a longtime Bristol resident, whose greatest joy was spending the day outside with her flowers and with her family. After her retirement from Superior Electric, she and her late husband, James, would enjoy traveling across the United States.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Margaret S. and Peter Jenkins of Meriden; her son and daughter-in-law, Michael J. and Patricia Sullivan of Portland, Ore.; her grandchildren, Sarah and Mark Nowak Sr. of Meriden, Alden Michael Jenkins of Waterbury, Seamus Sullivan and Nicole Schneider of Oakwood, Ohio and Eamon Sullivan and Jen Flanagan of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia; her great-grandchildren, Rebecca, Anna, Mark Jr., Aoife, Finn and Liam; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her brothers, John, Stanley, Joseph and Walter Swenton.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, from 4 until 8 p.m. at O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave Bristol/Forestville.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at 9 a.m. from O’Brien Funeral Home to St. Matthew Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., followed by a procession to St. Joseph Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either St. Matthew Church, 120Church Ave., Bristol, CT 06010 or to Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, 267 Finch Avenue Meriden, CT 06451 Attn: Sister Suzanne.

To leave an online message of condolence, share a memory or a photo, visit Mary’s memorial webpage at

Posted in The Bristol Press, on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 19:45. Updated: Wednesday, 13 September 2017 19:47.