Neil S. Sullivan Jr., 83, passed away in his home surrounded by his family on April 21, 2023. Neil was born in Orange, NJ in 1939 to Marie (Patch) Sullivan and Neil S. Sullivan Sr., and grew up in Newark. As the eldest of seven children, the youngest being the only daughter, Neil was often able to step in as a ‘second’ father. After moving to Whippany, Neil graduated from Morristown High School in 1957 and went to work with his father in their eponymous firm, Neil S. Sullivan Associates, while he served in the NJ National Guard.
In 1971 he fulfilled a life-long dream and emigrated to Australia with his wife, Elizabeth (Curran) and their children, who ranged from four to eight years old. They returned from that adventure 18 months later, settling in Millburn with Neil returning to work in the family business. That work continued until the final few months of his life. Neil was a former member of the Millburn Short Hills First Aid Squad, a proud retiree from Steamfitters Local 475 and a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth, their sons Neil (partner Carol), Sean (Dana), Patrick, and their daughters Elizabeth Graziani (Joseph) and Kathleen Hoppes (Chuck); his grandchildren Corinne, Neil and Kyle Sullivan, their mother Michele; Sean and Andie Sullivan, James and Mary Graziani, Michael and Colin Hoppes, his brothers Barry, Danny and Kevin, countless cousins, nieces and nephews as well as his beloved dog, Shadow.
Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers Patrick, Robert and sister Donna O’Sullivan. He was a friend to all and a mentor to many.
Visitation at the Leonardis Memorial Home, Inc., 210 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park on Tuesday from 4-7pm. Funeral on Wednesday, assembling at the funeral home at 10:30am, followed by a family eulogy service at 11am. A repast will immediately follow.
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