Margaret G. Sullivan

Died: 2014-07-27
Resided in: Boxford, MA
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Peggy Sullivan passed away Sunday morning July 27, 2014 in Beverly MA at the age of 83. She was married to Edward F. (Ned) Sullivan and resided in Boxford MA. She was born in Beacon, New York, daughter of Gladys Ambery Greene and Robert H. Greene. After graduating from Melrose High in 1948, she worked at Little Brown for several years and biked throughout Europe. She and Ned spent their time camping, hiking and skiing in New England. They enjoyed square dancing and were members of the Fair Town Squares for many years. She was also a Library Aide at Masconomet Regional High School for 25 years. The family moved to Puerto Rico in the late 70’s where she snorkeled extensively. After returning to Boxford, she and Ned continued their active outdoor life hiking, cross country skiing and camping at Lake Umbagog in NH. They have hiked most of the 4000 footers in the White Mountains multiple times. Peggy leaves her children with a deep appreciation of nature and its beauty in all seasons. She was happiest outside in the fresh air. In recent years, they could always be found walking on the Crane Estate/Castle Hill in Ipswich MA. Her favorite spot was the bench at the head of the Grand Allee overlooking Ipswich Sound and Plum Island. She leaves behind her husband of 56 years, Edward F. (Ned) Sullivan and 4 children. Marianne (Sullivan) Van Baars m. to David Van Baars of Raymond ME, Dianne Sullivan McNeal m. to Andrew McNeal of St Thomas USVI , Peter Sullivan of Westbrook ME and David Sullivan m. to Cindy Jason Sullivan of Higganum CT. She also leaves behind her brother, Bob Greene and his wife Janine, of Marlborough CT as well her first cousin Sally McClosky of Fishkill NY. Her grandchildren included Zachary, Sasha & Natalie Van Baars, Joshua Sullivan, Carter & Kyle Sullivan. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews. Services will be private. If desired, donations can be made in Peggy’s name to The Crane Estate Castlehill in Ipswich MA.

Ned: Kindly accept our sympathy in the loss of your wife. Sincerely, Hank & Lou Downey
Dear Ned, David, Marianne, Dianne, and Peter, Such fond memories I have of Peggy and rest of the Sullivan family who have anchored Lantern Lane for the past 40+ years. I want to express my deepest condolences to each of you for your loss. I also want to thank you for being the wonderful people that you are and being such positive influences during my childhood years. Best wishes during this tough time. Jack (I'm sure I also speak for Chris and Pat too!)
Dear Ned, Marianne, Diane, Peter, and David, We are all so sorry to hear the news about Peggy. She is a terrific lady whose happy eyes and dry sense of humor will live on forever. Ned, both you and Peggy will always have a special place in our hearts. Your friendship, kindness, and great stories are what we will always remember. The lane is not the same without you and Peggy driving here, there, and everywhere, and we will especially miss seeing you together - always together! You are a true testament of what it means to be a married couple - caring, in love, committed and devoted, and you are wonderful role models. Please accept our deepest condolences, and may you all find peace through your happy memories of Peggy. Sincerely and with love, Sandy, Eric, Cassie and Evan Karcher
Dear Ned, My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. I enjoyed working with Peggy during her years at Masco and our subsequent luncheons with Georgia and Anne. She was a kind and caring person and I always admired the enduring relationship you had together. Thank you for sharing Peggy's early years in the video. I wish I had known her then too. I will miss her. Susan Carson
What a wonderful woman and a great friend. I so much enjoyed working with Peggy at Masconomet for so many years. In retirement, I have enjoyed meeting her and Ned at "Jack's" Community Store in Boxford and having some great chats. My sympathies to Ned who has also been a wonderful friend and to her children Marianne, Diane, Peter, and David whom she loved so much. You are a wonderful family. God Bless. Dick Meegan

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