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 Harold C. Sullivan
Born: 08/19/1923
Died: 03/21/2016
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Harold C. Sullivan

Harold C. Sullivan, WW II Coast Guard Veteran, devoted Anchor of his entire family and friend to everyone he met, peacefully passed away on March 21, 2016, at the age of 92.  A retired resident of Belleville, NJ, Harold was born in Bayonne on August 19, 1923.  He lived in Jersey City on Cator and West Side Avenues and was a graduate of St. Paul's Grammar School and Snyder High School.

Harold was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harold and Catherine Sullivan; Loving and Devoted husband of 70 years to Marie Lalicato; a father to Patricia Soprano; a protective brother to Eleanor O'Donnell, Edwin Sullivan and Thomas Sullivan, a grandfather of Lisa Sue Bennett, Christopher Soprano, Steven Charles Soprano and Mark Soprano; great grandfather of Noella Rose Luciotti, a wonderful uncle and cousin, and a great friend to many.

Proudly serving his cointry during WW II as a Seaman First Class of the US Coast Guard, Harold was awarded one service star to the Asia-Pacific Campaign, participated in the invasion of Hollandia, Wake, Biak and the Phillipine Island, as well as being stationed in New Guinea and Brisbane, Austraila.

He was employed by The American Can Company for 28 years as a machinist/mechanic and for the Department of Public Works in Jersey City.  He was a member of the Steelworkers Union, Vice Commander of American Legion, a leader for the American Federation of Labor for the Federal Labor Union.

Harold was a veracious reader and a gregarious man of many stories.  A man who was in many bowling leagues.  A man with an inquisitive mind which led him to love learning about everything, especially the people he met.  An athletic man who cared about nutrution and fitness.  A dedicated family man who valued spending ample amount of time with each and every person.  A man who valued every experience, every moment and every person who came across his path.  Harold was a man of many words and life experiences.  He has shown and provided his family the love, compassion, dedication and sacrifice a person should have.  He has taught many life lessons in his 92 years, and for that he will forever be remembered as a wonderful man.  In his words, "Keep the Faith".

Visitation will be held at McLaughlin Funeral Home on Friday, March 25, 2016, from 4 to 8 PM.  Family and friends may assemble at the funeral home on Saturday at 9:30 AM.  A Solemn Blessing will be celebrated at 10:30 AM at St. John the Baptist Church, 3026 Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ, 07306.

Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ. 

 

 
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Rest in peace Uncle Harold. I always enjoyed the time I was able to spend with you and Aunt Marie. Thank you for your service to our great country. You will be missed but never forgotten.
Mike Sullivan
I want to offer my condolences to your family at this difficult time. Please take comfort in the promise by God at Revelations 21:3,4. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more,neither will morning not outcry nor pain be any more. The former things have passed away. Please visit JW.org
Racquel Taylor
TO MY UNCLE HAROLD MAY YOU REST PEACEFULLY. TO MY AUNT MARIE AND COUSIN PATTY AND THE REST OF THE FAMILY MY HEART AND CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO YOU. I THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND STRENGTH YOU GAVE ME IN MY DIFFICULT TIME. YOU WILL BE MISSED DEARLY. THEY DONT MAKE MEN LIKE YOU ANYMORE YOU ARE THE ANCHOR OF THE FAMILY. I AM LUCKY TO HAVE HAD YOU IN MY LIFE. FROM YOUR FAMILY IN LAS VEGAS WE LOVE YOU UNCLE HAROLD MAY YOU RIP. SINCERLY JASON CONTE
JASON CONTE LAS VEGAS NV
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