Dennis Sullivan

Published on Thursday, 5 July 2018 14:08


Dennis Sullivan, age 53, passed away on July 1, 2018, at his home.

He was born in Waterbury, on August 7, 1964, son of the late James and Phyllis (McMahon) Sullivan.

He lived most of his life in Waterbury and moved to Wolcott six years ago. Dennis was a graduate of

Kennedy High School class of 1982, and Oklahoma Farrier College. He was a self-employed master horse

farrier, and won numerous awards and competitions held by local and national farrier associations for

horseshoeing. For a number of years, he acted as clinician for the Teikyo-Post equine program. Dennis

enjoyed animals, the outdoors, sky diving and was an avid pool player. His faith was always an important

part of his life.

Dennis is survived by his daughter, Marissa Sullivan of Waterbury; his grandson, Grayson Jeffers; his

brothers, Rev. James Sullivan, pastor of the Church of the Assumption in Ansonia, and John Sullivan and

his wife, Robin of Watertown and their three children, GraceAnne, Christopher and Caitlyn; his sisters,

Sister Veronica Mary Sullivan, S.V. of the Sisters of Life in New York, and Moira Sullivan Shapland of

Bristol and her children, Erin, Hannah and Margaret. He is predeceased by his brother, William.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at 10 a.m. at St. Hedwig

Church, 32 Golden Hill Street, Naugatuck. Those attending are asked to please meet at the church at

9:45 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Platt Road, Watertown. Calling hours will be held

on Friday evening from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral

Home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck. To send an online condolence, visit

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Ebony Horsewomen Inc, 337 Vine Street, Hartford CT 06112

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Posted in The Bristol Press, on Thursday, 5 July 2018 14:08. Updated: Thursday, 5 July 2018 14:17.