SULLIVAN, James J. Retired Captain B.F.D., longtime resident of West Roxbury formerly of Roslindale, passed away peacefully on May 18, 2023. Beloved husband of Ruth Ann (Hutchinson) Sullivan. Devoted father of Arlene Hanafin and her late husband William, James Sullivan and his wife Dimitria, Kathleen Clasby and her husband Michael, and Michael Sullivan and his wife Amy. Loving grandfather of Daniel and his wife Antonia, Kevin, Jacqueline, Alison, James, Rory, Cameron, Michael, Jake, and Abigail and great-grandfather of William, Sofia, and Kaylee. Brother of Florence McCarthy and the late William Sullivan, Dorothy Shea, and Marie Shaughnessy. Brother-in-law of Millie Simpson and her husband John (Ret. Capt. BFD), and the late Mary Elizabeth Kelly. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Jim spent most of his career on Engine 53, Canterbury St. Roslindale, and retired out of Engine 22, Tremont St. Boston. Jim was the retired owner and operator of J & S Home Improvement for over 50 years, he started at 15 years of age making mangers.
Visiting hours will be held at the P.E. Murray - F.J. Higgins, George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home 2000 Centre St. West Roxbury on Tuesday, May 30th from 3-8pm. Funeral from the funeral home on Wednesday, May 31st at 10am, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. John Chrysostom Church at 11am. Interment Mt. Benedict Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Jim’s memory to the Last Call Foundation, 138 Oak St. Braintree, MA 02184 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.