Obituary for Patrick Sullivan
Patrick John Sullivan, 45, of Hilton Head Island and formerly Chadwicks, NY, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Hilton Head Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017.
Patrick was born in Utica, NY, to Robert and Elizabeth Carol (Wolf) Sullivan, the youngest of seven children. He was predeceased by his dad who passed away in 1978. Survivors include his mother Elizabeth (Carol) Sullivan, sister Colleen Sullivan (Bob) Johnson, brother Robert (Lisa) Sullivan, sister Laurie Sullivan, brother Richard (Betsy) Sullivan, brother Jeffrey (Victoria) Sullivan and sister Heather Sullivan. Patrick dearly loved his nieces and nephew: Heather Marie Talarico & fiancé David Neveloff, Kimberly Sullivan (Mitch) Rogers, Lauren Talarico (Charlie) Briffitt, Ashley Sullivan (Ian) Marks, Richard Sullivan Jr. and Haley Peters. Patrick also leaves behind his cousin Sue (Dennis) Waksmunski, numerous other cousins, many close friends, and his fur babies Banshee and Keeva.
Patrick’s education started at Chadwicks and Sauquoit schools then continued onto LeMoyne College where he studied political science and business. Following his love for physical fitness and nutrition science, he later continued his studies at UCLA, which led him to a career with LA Fitness, Gold’s & Equinox Gyms. After moving to Hilton Head Island to be close to his family, Patrick followed the Sullivan tradition and started his own contracting business.
Patrick was happiest co-captaining his LeMoyne College Rugby Team, snowboarding the slopes of Killington, VT, or cheering on Manchester United (Go Reds!).
Patrick was the baby of the “Original Seven” and brought so much joy and laughter to our lives. He was a “big brother” to his nieces and nephew, known by their friends as the “hot uncle.” He had the personality to go with his looks: an animated storyteller with a booming voice. His athleticism was equally matched by his love of cooking, books and music.
Patrick left a void that will never be filled. Although we lost so much, Patrick left us with so much more.
Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Robert Burnaugh, Dr. Randall Evans, Pulmonologists and Dr. Amanda Parks, Infectious Disease Specialist.
The loving care and compassion provided to Patrick and our family by each of them as well as the ICU Staff of Hilton Head Regional Medical Center will never be forgotten.
A private service was held by his family on Hilton Head Island, SC. A celebration of Patrick’s life will take place at St. Patrick’s-St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 3364 Oneida ST., Chadwicks, NY on Saturday, March 18th at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, (www.woundedwarriorproject.org) which was near & dear to Patrick’s heart. Information will be made available at the church.