William C. Sullivan

  • Born: November 12, 1936
  • Died: March 28, 2020
  • Location: Haverhill, Massachusetts

Driscoll Funeral Home

309 So. Main Street
Bradford, MA 01835

Tel. (978) 374-0000

Tribute & Message From The Family


LACONIA, NH – William C. Sullivan of Taylor Home Drive, Laconia, NH died March 28, 2020 surrounded by his family at the Saint Francis Rehabilitation Center in Laconia, NH.

William (Bill) was born on November 12, 1936 in Keene, NH, the son of the late James E. and Marion (Condon) Sullivan, who relocated to Haverhill, MA in 1944. Bill spent 59 years married to his beloved wife Margaret M. (Magee) Sullivan, raising their family in Haverhill, MA and summers in Lake Shore Park in Gilford, NH. The highlight of their family time was summers spent at Lake Shore Park on the big lake. Bill and Margaret loved their NH retreat so much that they retired to their Gilford NH home in 2005 and split time between Gilford in the summer and their condo in Naples, FL in the winter.

Bill served in the U.S. Navy on a destroyer in the years between the Korean and Vietnam wars, and often told stories of his time in service. Like his father before him, Bill spent 45 years in the insurance industry as a broker and agent. He worked for over 20 years as a life insurance agent and manager at the John Hancock Life Insurance company. In 1984 Bill started his own independent insurance agency named the William C. Sullivan Insurance Agency, Inc. in Haverhill, MA (renamed to Sullivan Insurance & Financial, Inc. in 2009), which he turned over to his son Kevin P. Sullivan of Haverhill as a second generation owner. The insurance agency is a member agent of Insurance Services of New England, LLC (a network of over 55 member agents and 90 locations throughout New England).

Bill enjoyed boating on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire and on the inland waterways of Naples, FL with his many friends and family. Spending nearly 60 years on Lake Winnipesaukee, Bill knew the lake like the back of his hand and enjoyed navigating home from firework displays and evenings out with his family and grandchildren. Bill passed on his love of the lake and Lake Shore Park to his family who are second generation community members now. Bill liked anything outdoors. He picked up snow skiing at age 45 to spend more time with his children, enjoyed working in his yard, but most of all enjoyed spending time with his family. Bill never missed his kids' events including sporting events, class plays, semesters abroad, commissioning ceremonies and more. His greatest passion was for his family and it showed in everything he did.

In 2016, Bill and Margaret sold their condo in Naples, FL and moved to the Taylor Community so they could stay closer to family in the winter months, but still spent summers at Lake Shore Park on Lake Winnipesaukee. At Taylor they made friends and became involved in many community activities, trips and shows.

Family and friends will remember Bill as a joyful, kind, welcoming and fun-loving man who truly enjoyed life and the people who surrounded him throughout the years. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him.

Bill is survived by his wife Margaret M. (Magee) Sullivan of Haverhill and Gilford, NH, his brother James E. Sullivan of Tewksbury and S. Dennis, MA, his three sons Michael J. Sullivan of Haverhill, Kevin P. Sullivan of Haverhill and Gilford, NH, Keith T. Sullivan of Boston and Gilford, NH, and his grandchildren Liam T. Sullivan and Quinn P. Sullivan of Haverhill, MA. In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by his son William P. Sullivan of Tewksbury, MA who died in 2003.

There are no services schedule at this time. Any future services or memorials will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in Bill's memory to the St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 406 Court St, Laconia, NH 03246 (https://stfrancisrehabcenter.org/) or to the Taylor Community, 435 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH 03246 (https://taylorcommunity.org/). Arrangements by Driscoll Funeral Home, Haverhill. For guestbook, please visit www.driscollcares.com


Condolence & Memory Journal

My sincerest condolences to the Sullivan family. , I'm so sorry to hear of Mr. Sullivans passing. I have had the pleasure of knowing the Sullivan family through my daughters employment with the Sullivan family. Such wonderful, loving , kind hearted and generous family. I will never forget how welcomed and the gratitude I have for the invitations at gatherings with the Sullivan family and being invited up to the lake house for vacation. I Pray for peace and comfort in the days ahead for you all. Sheila Audet

Posted by Sheila Audet Audet - Haverhill, MA   April 13, 2020

Sincere sympathy to the entire Sullivan family for the loss of a wonderful man.

Posted by Charlie and Felicia Antonopoulos - Haverhill   April 12, 2020

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Dear Margaret, John and I are so sorry for you and your whole family. We will miss seeing him at Elacoya Bar and Grill and also at T-bones. May he rest in peace and may God help you and your family through this difficult time.

Posted by Sandy & John BYERS - FORT MYERS, FL - Friend   April 12, 2020

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A real LSP member all the way. Sue and I send our condolences to all the Family. We will get together when all is calm.

Posted by Norm and Sue Eddy - Gilford, NH - Friend   April 09, 2020

My deepest condolences to Margaret and the family.

Posted by Janet Magee - Cape Canaveral, FL - Friend   April 07, 2020

Our family has lost a great friend. I'm glad he was able to share my Dad's birthday last August with us. My last memory of Bill will be him drinking Frank's moonshine.

Posted by Ken Marino - Northbridge, MA - Friend   April 07, 2020

Such a great guy. His presence at LSP will be dearly missed. My family's Love to all the Sullivans

Posted by Steve Conway - Brunswick, ME - Friend   April 06, 2020

We are deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Bill... Our thoughts are with all of you.
May he rest in peace.
Our sympathies,
Ginger, Rick and Brenda McHale

Posted by Ginger, Rick and Brenda McHale - Beverly, MA - Friend   April 06, 2020

Margaret, I am so sorry and so surprised to hear of Bill's passing. He was always smiling and so kind to me. I will keep all of you in my prayers. It's always difficult to lose a loved one, but so much more difficult at this devastating time.
Please stay well and know that I'm thinking of you.
Sincerely, Debbie Veilleux

Posted by Debbie Veilleux - Bradford, MA - Acquaintance   April 05, 2020

Bill and I are very good friends and he will be sadly missed. We have many great memories .My condolences to all of you.

Posted by George Dekeon - North Andover, MA - classmate   April 04, 2020

We are so saddened to hear about Uncle Bill and will cherish the memories of our visits and our time at the lake house. Uncle Bill treated us to boat rides on the lake which was especially delightful and went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable as well as helping us map out our places of interest to visit. Both Uncle Bill and Aunt Margret made sure we had a wonderful visit. Uncle Bill always had so much great wisdom and advice we will miss him and our prayers go out to Aunt Margret and Family.

John & Kris Magee
Cape Coral Florida

Posted by John Magee - Cape Coral, FL - Family   April 04, 2020

So sorry to hear of Uncle Bill passing, my prayers to Aunt Margaret and the boys.

Posted by Terri Sullivan Diggs - Titusville, FL - Family   April 04, 2020

Dear Margaret, Michael, Kevin, Keith and grandson!s. We were saddened to hear of Bill passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. He was such a big part of LSP and will he greatly missed by all. Love, Sue and Norm

Posted by Sue Eddy - Gilford, NH - Friend   April 01, 2020

Margaret and family. Bill was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend. We are going to miss him and his beautiful smile. Please know we are so sorry for the loss of such a kind and caring man
He will be missed at LSP.

Posted by John & Diane Salter - LSP, NH - Friend   April 01, 2020

We are so deeply sorry for your loss! We will miss Bill. He was always willing to lend a hand and share his opinion. I must confess sometimes I would push his button just to have him go off on a topic, always entertaining. I can see him holding court at the bar up at Ellacoya Rest. on $5 burger night and he was like the host always at the bar stool

Posted by Ernest & Dianne Millette - Laconia, NH - Friend   April 01, 2020

Margaret, Ed and I was so sad to hear about Bill. We had no idea that he had cancer. Ed and I prayers are with you and your family

Posted by Joan Grenke - Siesta Key, FL - Friend   April 01, 2020

Thinking of all the Sullivans ❤ LSP lost a great guy.

Posted by Darlene McLaughlin - Londonderry, NH - Family Friend   April 01, 2020


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We are so saddened to hear about Uncle Bill and will cherish the memories of our visits and our time at the lake house. Uncle Bill treated us to boat rides on the lake which was especially delightful and went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable as well as helping us map out our places of interest to visit. Both Uncle Bill and Aunt Margret made sure we had a wonderful visit. Uncle Bill always had so much great wisdom and advice we will miss him and our prayers go out to Aunt Margret and Family. John & Kris Magee Cape Coral Florida
Our family has lost a great friend. I'm glad he was able to share my Dad's birthday last August with us. My last memory of Bill will be him drinking Frank's moonshine.