Marlborough – Richard F. “Ricky” Sullivan Jr., 54, died Aug. 6, 2019 from injuries received in an automobile accident.
He was born, raised and educated in Marlborough the son of Audrey (Gour) Sullivan and the late Richard F. Sullivan Sr. Ricky was a graduate of Marlborough High School, class of 1983, and was a standout football and hockey player.
He worked for the Framingham Public School Department for the past year and had previously owned and operated Sully’s First Edition Pub in Marlborough for 37 years.
He was a member of the Bolton Street Association and played in the annual Chowder Cup Tournament. After his dad passed away in 1993, he established the Richard F. and Michael P. Sullivan Memorial Golf Tournament in 1994 and his family held the tourney annually. The tournament was held the day he passed away. He will be remembered for his great smile, his huge heart, always helping family and friends. He was a great cook and always donated to and sponsored youth programs. More than anything, Ricky’s sons were his life.
In addition to his mother, Jane, he leaves two sons, Michael F. Sullivan and Andrew R. Sullivan, both of Marlborough; two brothers, Guy R. Sullivan of Cape Canaveral, Fla, and John A. Sullivan of Marlborough; three sisters, Marjorie A. Risotti and her husband Albert of Marlborough, Joanne M. Frias Sullivan of Hudson, and Jeannie N. Chrisafideis and her husband Chris of Marlborough; two aunts, Peggy Cahill of Marlborough and Maureen Murray of Ayer; two uncles, Phil Gour of Cape Cod and Jimmy Sullivan and his wife Terry of Hudson; his brother, Michael P. Sullivan of Marlborough died in 1996; 12 nephews and nieces; seven great-nephews and nieces; and his girlfriend, Diane Levell of Northborough.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 10 a.m., in St. Matthias Church, 409 Hemenway St. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Wilson Street. Calling hours will be held Monday, Aug. 12, from 4-8 p.m., in the Fitzgerald & Collins Funeral Home (www.CollinsFuneral.com), 378 Lincoln St., Marlborough.
All are invited to sign Ricky’s online guestbook at www.CollinsFuneral.com.