Don A. Sullivan, 82, of Bridgeport, husband of Beverly Hunt Sullivan, died May 24, 2010, in The Watermark Health Center, surrounded by his family.

Born Sept. 20, 1927, in Indianapolis, son of the late Hugh R. Sr. and Josephine (Gill) Sullivan, he had been a Fairfield resident for 33 years prior to moving to Bridgeport 20 years ago. He was a 1950 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he met his wife. They were married on campus in 1952.

Sullivan was a first class Navy seaman during World War II and an Army veteran of the Korean War, having served in Germany. He was proud of his quick progression to the rank of master sergeant.

Sullivan and his wife moved their family to Fairfield from Indianapolis in 1957. Ten years later, he started his own business, Sullivan Window & Door Co. He was a member of VFW Post 9460, The Notre Dame Alumni Club of Fairfield County, former member of McKesson Federal Credit Union Board of Directors and past president of the Old Town Common Condominium Association.

Family was most important to Sullivan. He treasured his Irish heritage and was an avid Notre Dame fan. He was always known for his keen sense of humor and dry wit, both of which helped him and his family endure his extended illness.

Sullivan is survived by his wife of more than 57 years, Beverly; six children, 12 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren: son, J. Gregory and his wife, Debbie, and their three children, Capt. Christopher Sullivan, USMC, and his wife, Anna, and daughters, Abigail and Julia; Matthew Sullivan and Kaitlyn Sullivan; a daughter, Sue Darrow and her husband, Roger, and their daughters, Megan Pryor and her husband, Adam, and Kelly Darrow and her companion, Corey Walsh; daughter, Terry Seymour and her husband, Nick, and sons, David Sargeant and Nicholas Seymour; son, Michael Don and his daughters, Jennifer Abramson and her husband, Brian, and Amy Sullivan and her companion, Jake Hamilton; son, David and his wife, Beth, and their children, Lindsey and Jake; and daughter, Patty Benner and her husband, Ron, and son, Thomas Stablein Jr.

He is also survived by two brothers, Hugh R. Sullivan Jr. and his wife, Betty of Indianapolis; and Rev. J. David Sullivan, Maryknoll Missioners, of Ossining, N.Y.; one sister, Mary Jo (Dodie) Campbell of Indianapolis; and 13 nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Robert J. Sullivan; and a son-in-law, Thomas Stablein.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, May 28, at noon at Christ the King Church, 4700 Madison Ave., Trumbull; interment with military honors will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield. Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield.

Donations in Sullivan's memory may be made to The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, P.O. Box 302 Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302. Funds will be directed to support his brother's work in the Philippines.

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