Shirley-Mae (Smith) Sullivan

  • Died: April 28, 2021
  • Location: Weymouth, Massachusetts

James A. Murphy & Son Funeral Home

1020 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02125
Tel. (617) 265-9840

Tribute & Message From The Family

SULLIVAN, Shirley-Mae (Smith). In Weymouth, formerly of Dorchester, died April 28, 2021.

Wife of the late Thomas J. Sullivan.

Loving mother of Paul J. and his wife Janet Sullivan of Pembroke, Christopher J. Sullivan and his husband John May of New York, Michael T. and his wife Patricia Sullivan of Weymouth, and Sean D. and his wife Theresa Sullivan of Weymouth.

Devoted "Nana" of Shane, Stephanie, Conor and his wife Ashley Sullivan, Sean, Joseph, and Neil Sullivan.

Great-grandmother of Aidan Sullivan.

Sister of the late Joan LaBelle.

Sister-in-law of Nancy Cronin and Patricia Sullivan, both of Quincy.

Survived by several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Shirley's life by gathering for visiting hours in the Murphy Funeral Home, 1020 Dorchester Avenue, DORCHESTER, Monday, May 3rd, from 5-8 P.M.

There will be a private funeral service and private interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.

Shirley was an avid quilter and especially enjoyed her many trips to her mother's birthplace in County Kerry, Ireland.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Shirley's memory may be made to Donate Life at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Rest In Peace my friend. There will never be another like you. From our lunches, dinners, trips to Ireland, hours of gabbing, both of us moving to weymouth but kept our OFD Close to our hearts, sewing lessons, kids, laughter, advice and life you were always there for me. You were my best friend for 40 years. I will miss you so much. My heart is broken. My tears are flowing. I will never forget you.

Posted by Janet McAuley - Weymouth, MA - Friend   May 13, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Always had a smile on her face and very pleasant to talk with.
We could always see each other living on Sudan Street all those years. We will keep her in our prayers

Posted by Peggy McHugh - Whitman, MA   May 03, 2021

" I am so sorry to hear that Shirley has passed away . She helped me so much when i worked at MRM and was always there for me and anyone who needed help . I just loved going in to talk with her , she was the best . The one thing i remember about Shirley is how much she loved her family , my condolences to you all. Thank you with much love and respect for everything Shirley

Posted by Paula Mcmahon - Dorchester, MA - Coworker   May 03, 2021

To the Sullivan Family. So sorry to read of your Mom's passing. She was a fixture in the neighborhood growing up, volunteering her time at St Margaret's School, the Church, Little House, etc. A great and sweet lady who was immensely proud of her family. She also had a great sense of humor which helped in dealing with teens! Thanks for sharing your Mom with us parish kids through the years. We loved her too! Prayers to all. Godspeed

Posted by OFD - Classmate   April 30, 2021

Remembered with affection and admiration.Jack Lynch

Posted by Jack Lynch - Dorchester, MA   April 30, 2021

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