Charles P. Sullivan, 98, of Shrewsbury


Shrewsbury – Charles P. Sullivan, 98, of the Southgate Community Shrewsbury, died peacefully Saturday, July 18, 2015.

He leaves his wife of 69 years, Gladys E.E. (Field) Sullivan; three sons, James C. Sullivan and his longtime partner Rita Pearloff of Bristol, N.H., Paul B. Sullivan and his wife Kathleen of Colts Neck, N.J., and Philip A. Sullivan and his wife Martha Jane McLellan of Framingham; and three grandchildren, Timothy Sullivan of Natick, Eric Sullivan of Denver, Colo., and Michael Sullivan of Maryland. He was predeceased by a brother, John Sullivan, and a sister, Agnes B. Sullivan, and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Charles was born in Boston, son of the late John W. and Elizabeth (Clarke) Sullivan. He graduated from Saint Mary’s High School in 1934. After graduating from high school in Boston he then attended Boston’s Bentley School of Accounting. He served his country proudly as a sergeant with the United States Army during World War II.

Charles was a longtime resident of Framingham where he was active in the Council of Aging after his retirement from Tabulating Service Corporation, which he owned and operated, and was a director of the Accounting Corporation of America.

Some of Charles’s hobbies included stamp and coin collecting, jigsaw and crossword puzzles, and Scrabble. He was president of an investment club and an avid Boston sports fan.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with his family Saturday, July 25, from 10-10:45 a.m., in the Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, 648 Main St. His funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. in Saint Mary’s Church, 640 Main St., Shrewsbury. Burial will be private in Holyhood Cemetery of Brookline.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the residential program at the Charles River Center, 59 E. Militia Heights Dr., Needham, MA 02492 (

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