It is with great sadness that we announce that Terrence “Terry” P. Sullivan, of Millsboro, passed away peacefully at home with his family on Friday, January 28, 2022, at the age of 71.
Born in Wilmington to the late Daniel A. and Margaret B. Sullivan, Terry graduated from John Dickinson High School and attended the University of Delaware.
He married Kimberley A., his high school sweetheart and the love of his life in 1970. He started working for DuPont that year and eventually at Apex Piping Systems where he retired after a career in sales and marketing for 46 years. Fulfilling a dream, Terry and Kim moved to the beach where they enjoyed fond memories with many loving and loyal friends.
He will be missed every day by his children, Tara Donovan (Tom), Seana Dillon (Tim) and Danny Sullivan. He enjoyed his role as “Grandpop” for Brandon, Ty, Mary, Ryan, Summer, Maggie, Mia, Daniel, Patrick and Abigail. He also leaves to mourn his sister whom he loved to tease relentlessly, Danielle Messina; and will be sorely missed by Julian’s loving and devoted family. He is also missed by his sister-in-law, Johna Lento.
Terry was a man of strong Catholic faith who attended daily Mass, prayed the Rosary and defended human life at all stages. He was a longtime parishioner of St. Patrick’s in Wilmington, then St. Jude’s in Lewes. He has been involved with the Knights of Columbus, Catholics United for Faith and the Regina Coeli Society. He had a strong devotion to the Latin Mass as well as to the Blessed Mother.
Terry, a man who spoke less and smiled more, was a living example of faith, strength, kindness, intelligence, wit and love. He made up silly songs and loved to pull off a good prank. An avid Yankees fan who instilled that love in his children and grandchildren enjoyed many games at Yankee Stadium. He was a music lover, be it Elvis, Motown or Celtic Thunder and knew all the lyrics to all of their songs. We will remember him in all of these ways and more.
A Christian burial mass will be offered at 11 a.m., Monday, February 7, at St. Jude The Apostle Catholic Church, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes, where friends and family may visit at 10 a.m. The burial will take place in private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Terry’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital while visiting stjude.org.
Online condolences can be made by visiting, melsonfuneralservices.com.