Mr. Sullivan was born Jan. 4, 1925, in New York City, to the late Michael L. Sullivan Sr. and Nora (O`Connell) Sullivan Boesch. He grew up in Jackson Heights, N.Y.
Mr. Sullivan served in the United States Navy during World War II, enlisting at the age of 17 and was stationed in the Pacific. He was a motor machinist's mate 2nd Class 9 (T) when he was honorably discharged on Jan. 12, 1946.
He was employed after the war by General Foods Corporation in the Maxwell House Division, as a sales representative in New York City. In 1954 he was transferred to Fairfield County and settled in Bethel, where he has lived since. He retired from General Foods (Kraft) in 1986.
Mr. Sullivan played minor league baseball in the 1940s in New York City. He coached Babe Ruth and Little League baseball in Bethel in the 1950s. He was a New York Ranger ice hockey fan all his life, listening to it on the radio before TV coverage of the sport.
He was a singer and harmonica player and bowled on the neighborhood bowling team in the 1960s.
Mr. Sullivan and his wife, Terry, were members of the Circle B Square Dancers of Bethel in the late 1960s into the 1970s.
He is survived by his children, Denise Sullivan of Bethel, Mark Sullivan of The Bronx, N.Y., and his partner, Osamu Uehara, Timothy Sullivan Sr. and his wife, Lynda, of New Milford, Ann Marie (Sullivan) Priol and her husband, Randall, of Mission, Texas; grandchildren, Liza (Wadanoli) Ferris and her husband, Jason, of Florida, Joseph Wadanoli of Guilford, RoseMarie Sullivan of Utah, Maranda (Priolo) Cruz and her husband, Marcus, of Texas, Michael Priolo and his wife, Christina, of California, Patricia Sullivan of Connecticut, Morgan Priolo and his wife, Nicole, of Texas, Timothy Sullivan Jr. of Connecticut, Tyler Sullivan of Connecticut, and Diana Maldonado of California
Mr. Sullivan is also survived by three great Âgrandchildren, Teagan Ferris of Florida, Joshua Priolo of Texas, and Holland Priolo of California; a sister, Julia (Sullivan) Feher of Carmel, N.Y.; a niece, Judith Feher O`Malley of Carmel,; and a nephew, Lawrence Feher of Aspen, Colo.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Ave. in Bethel.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Bethel. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Bethel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to "Hearts Around the World, Inc." P.O. Box 5336, Brookfield, CT 06804.