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