Clarita Ann Sullivan, 72, died July 23 at Danbury Hospital.

She was born July 1, 1941, in Bethel, the daughter of the late John R. Sullivan and Margaret M. (Whelan) Sullivan. Her mother was born in Clonmel, County Waterford, Ireland.

She had been employed with the Burlington Coat Factory in its business office until her retirement. She had previously been employed with O'Hara's Floor Covering and in the circulation department at The News-Times.

She loved life and was always ready for a good time. She enjoyed playing her favorite card games with her family, listening to country music, attending family gatherings, word search puzzles, silver jewelry and watching her favorite game shows.

She was the baker in the family and was known for her apple cake, as well as her special macaroni salad, goulash, and Thanksgiving sweet potatoes.

She is survived by four sisters, Margaret "Peggy" Dyer, Alice Cumming and Kathy Mandato, all of Danbury, and Helen Tracy, and her husband, Al, of New Fairfield; nieces and nephews, Bernice Hawley, and her husband, Harold, of Danbury; Beth Hawley, and her husband, Richard, of Danbury; Patty Tompkins, and her husband, Brian, of New Fairfield; Colleen Cumming, and her partner, Stephen, of Andover, Mass.; Bill Knowles, of Gaylordsville; Kerry Dyer, and his wife, Patti, of Fairfield; Brendan Dyer, and his wife, Elaine, of Seymour; Michael Tracy, and his wife, Sheila, of Danbury; and Jon Cumming, of Nashua, N.H.; and many great-nieces and nephews, cousins and friends locally, as well as Ireland. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth Crudginton, and two brothers, John R. Sullivan and Michael Sullivan, all of Danbury.

Burial will be Aug. 2 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Cemetery, Bethel.

The Green Funeral Home in Danbury was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.