Richard F. Sullivan, 92, Retired from AT&T

Richard F. Sullivan, a native and lifelong resident of Haverhill, died peacefully at his home on Friday, Jan. 19. Born on July 18, 1925, he was the son of the late Daniel and Leona (Goudreault) Sullivan. He attended Saint James Grammar School and graduated from Saint James High School with the Class of 1942.

Sullivan enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 and was a veteran of World War II and honorably discharged with the rank of Petty Officer 2nd Class. Employed for 40 years at Western Electric Co., A T & T Technologies and Lucent Technologies, he retired as a Senior Material Planning Specialist.

Predeceased by his wife, Irene (Pare) Sullivan, in 2000 and his son Richard F. Sullivan, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his daughter and son-in-law Anne M. Dorsey-Smith and Durrell Smith, of Bow , N.H., his granddaughter Sarah (Dorsey) Cornacchio of Haverhill and grandsons, Michael J. Sullivan and Joseph E. Sullivan of St. Albans, Vermont, great-grandchildren, Dylan Zalonskas and Jason Sorey, a sister, Claire English of Andover, and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his brothers, Daniel Sullivan and Eugene Sullivan, sisters, Marjorie O’Toole, Joan Burchell and Leona Lorraine Sullivan and daughter-in-law, Melissa (McGinn) Sullivan.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, Jan. 24 in All Saints Church, Haverhill, followed by burial with Military Honors in Saint Joseph Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Berube-Comeau Funeral Home, 47 Broadway, Haverhill.