Richard "Dick" Sullivan

  • Born: June 21, 1931
  • Died: June 3, 2018
  • Location: Aurora, Illinois

Healy Chapel

370 Division Dr
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
Tel. (630) 466-1330

Tribute & Message From The Family

Richard "Dick" Sullivan, 86, of Aurora, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, surrounded by the loving family he created. He was born in 1931 to Peter and Ethyl Sullivan. He lived in Portland, ME for the first 18 years of his life.

Dick served his country with military service in the US Marine Corp. He graduated from Marquette University.

Dick was united in marriage to the love of his life, Phyllis Mulvanny, on August 25, 1956. From their love came their 'Big Clan.' Dick's family was his pride and joy! They filled his life with much happiness.

Dick enjoyed life. He had a quick wit, incredible vocabulary, and his "Grandpa-isms" will live on for generations. He was very active always moving, fixing or learning. He loved to go "junking" with his son, Danny, or various grandchildren. He was all about finding everyone in the family what they wanted or needed, whether it be a book, a tool, or that something special. He was an avid reader, and lifelong learner and shared this love with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Ethel Sullivan; a daughter at birth; son-in-law, Michael Capozziello and his siblings, Hazel Murphy, John Sullivan, Frank Sullivan, Anne Umphress, Mary Madden, and Buddy Sullivan.

He is survived by his wife of almost 62 years, Phyllis Sullivan; his children, R. P. (Mary) Sullivan, Jr., Terri Capozziello, David (Lynne) Sullivan, Danny Sullivan, Eileen (Jack) Miller, Becky (John) Burkhalter, and Jennie (Brian) Nash; his grandchildren, Angela Capozziello, Chad (Brittany) Sullivan, Cathy Capozziello, Paige (Tim) Roberts, Rob Capozziello, Matt (Blaire) Sullivan, Tony (Jenny) Capozziello, Katee Miller, Drew (Taylor) Burkhalter, Adam (Ashley) Miller, Brad (Danielle) Burkhalter, Nick Capozziello, Ryan Miller, Samantha Miller, Nate Nash, Patrick Burkhalter, Landon Nash, Kaelyn Joy Nash, Peter Burkhalter, Lanie Nash, and Charlie Nash; his great- grandchildren, Tori Curelo, Eddie Curelo, Isaac Roberts, Audrianna Capozziello, Simon Roberts, Adler Roberts, Sawyer Roberts, Liam Burkhalter, Isla Sullivan, Gus Burkhalter, Mac Burkhalter, and due to soon Mia Capozziello; his siblings, Judy Baldi, Chick Kirk, Peg Bachelder, Kathy Montanese, and Tim Sullivan. He also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and many others of which he considered his family.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 3:30 PM- 8:30 PM at Healy Chapel, 370 Division Dr, Sugar Grove, IL 60554 Visitation will begin with a brief prayer service. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 11 am on Thursday, June 7, 2018 with a 1 hour visitation prior to mass at Holy Angels Catholic Church, corner of Lancaster and Hardin, Aurora, Il 60506. Burial to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Phyllis Sullivan for the needs of the family.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Our sincerest condolences from me and the girls for Phyliss and the entire Sullivan family. I know Dick will be sadly missed. There are many memories which will give you strength moving forward and the knowledge he is now with God in a Heavenly place. I regret that it has been so long since we last talked since you were great friends and neighbors when the girls were growing up. May God bring you peace and comfort in this your difficult time.

Posted by Alex, Pam & Cyndi Goralewski - Ypsilanti, MI - Family Friend   June 10, 2018

My condolences to the family. It was nice to get to know Dick the last few years.
He will be missed.

Posted by Steve Banks - Aurora, IL - Friend   June 06, 2018


My heart goes out to the entire Sullivan family during this difficult time. I had the privilege of knowing Mr. Sullivan through my long friendship with Eileen. Over the years, he and I enjoyed many wonderful conversations during family celebrations. He was an interesting man who seemed to know a little about almost everything, and I loved his witty sense of humor. He will be missed. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers and hope it helps to know that others care and share your loss.

Posted by Michele Darby - Montgomery, IL - Family Friend   June 05, 2018

My sincere condolences to the family. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure in your heart and it lives forever. May the wonderful treasures fill your hearts with love & bring you peace.
2 Thessalonians 3:16

Posted by A friend   June 05, 2018

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