John Lewis Sullivan


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Bangor - John Lewis Sullivan, age 4, died after a brief illness on February 6, 2019 at Boston Children's Hospital, surrounded by people who loved him. John was born on August 12, 2014 in Bangor, Maine, the son of Andrew Kevin Sullivan and Angela Irene (Washburn) Sullivan.
John's smile lit up any room he entered. He loved playing with his cars and listening to music, especially "dada's music, not momma's music," He was always ready to go out and play, swim or bowl and could run like The Flash. He loved spending his days playing and exploring with family and recently with his friends and Aunt Kristen at ABC Preschool. John loved playing with his cousins and his friends, or going just about anywhere with his Mom, Dad and Sister. He was Mommy and Daddy's smiling little superhero and will forever be running through their hearts.
John was predeceased by his grandfather, Lewis Washburn. In addition to his parents, John is survived by his sister, Brooklyn Sullivan of Brewer, grandparents John Sullivan and his wife Joan Sullivan of Bangor, Leita Washburn and her fiancée, Scot Shorey of Glenburn; aunt and uncle Michael Washburn and Kristen Washburn and cousins James and Ryan Washburn of Brewer; aunt and uncle Shawn Sullivan and Jamie Sullivan and cousin Leah Sullivan of Silver Spring, Maryland, aunts Jessica Barker of Yarmouth, Rae Barker of Jacksonville, Florida, and uncle Ian Barker of Bangor along with many extended family members.
Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate John's life and offer love and support to his parents on Wednesday, February 13th 12:00 to 1 P.M. at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St, Bangor. The public reception will be followed by a private ceremony and interment at Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor. Those who wish to remember John's memory with a gift, may make a donation to Maine Discovery Museum, a place where John loved to learn and play, at
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Published on February 10, 2019
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Lucille Arnold
Feb 13, 2019
Dear Angie, Andrew and your families I only wish there were words to say that would take your pain away! Know that you have been in my thoughts and prayers.
Betty kimble in memory of butch stark
Feb 13, 2019
My deepest condolences as you well know you and your family are in my prayers, if there is anything I can do for you let me know. I’m deeply sorry, Bettysue
Heather A Conley
Feb 12, 2019
Sincerest condolences to you and your family. Words just don't seem enough. Prayers and hugs from your work family. Hoping that the love from your family and friends will help you get through the hardest part of this most difficult time...
Angela and Jason Moore
Feb 12, 2019
John was a sweet boy and a special, first friend to our son at preschool. He will be remembered for his warm smile, and his kind, gentle, and loving friendship.
We are so very sorry for your loss.
Carrie DeBeck
Feb 12, 2019
John was such a sweet boy. I know Levi will miss him dearly, as will all of us.
Lilly Nadeau
Feb 12, 2019
So sorry for your tragic loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Rebecca Dauphinee
Feb 11, 2019
So very sorry that this grief has come to your family. You are in my prayers.
Michael Splane
Feb 11, 2019
Our sincerest condolences for your loss. May God grant you peace and healing through this incredibly difficult time.
Mary bishop
Feb 11, 2019
Angeli, Kshitij
Feb 11, 2019
We send our deepest condolences and prayers for the families
Patrick & Valerie Cammack
Feb 11, 2019
We are so deeply sorry for your tragic loss. Heartfelt condolences to your family.
Amy Faircloth
Feb 11, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss.
Belinda and dan wing and family
Feb 11, 2019
Andy so sorry to here of your sons Johns passing he looked just like you did at that age what a handsome little man hugs to you , your wife, your daughter Brookline and to Shaun and Cheryl your mom hugs to you all and the rest of your family. Love Belinda Dan,Tim,Rick,and Olivia wing
Will and Linda
Feb 11, 2019
You are in our thoughts. We love you guys.
M. Rami
Feb 11, 2019
My condolences goes out to your family. Times such as these are tough. Especially when you lose someone so so young at age. May you receive strength and encouragement from the “Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort” in your time of need. He also promise that one day we’ll be able to see our love ones again by means of a “resurrection”.
- 2 Corinthians 1:3,4; Acts 24:15.
Angie Lewin
Feb 11, 2019
So very sorry for your loss, know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Keith and Cindy Paschal
Feb 11, 2019
Our condolences to your family. Our hearts are breaking for your unimaginable loss. Please know you are all in our thoughts.
Valerie Eisworth
Feb 11, 2019
Dear family and friends of John,
John was a special and sweet boy. So glad I got to know him for a few months at ABC Preschool. I will never forget him with his big smile. He was a blessing. My prayers are with his family and friends and all who knew and loved him. Our hearts are broken but the Lord is always near to the broken hearted...may His peace be with you.
"Ms. Valerie"
Jessica Landry-Lyons
Feb 11, 2019
A beautiful boy with the most beautiful smile. My deepest condolences to all of John’s family. So much love to you Angie in this difficult time. My thoughts will continue to be with you and your family.
Joseph Tierno & Marianne Murphy
Feb 11, 2019
We are both sorry for your families loss and express our deepest sorrow.
Vicki and Ron Murphy
Feb 11, 2019
So sorry for your loss, he was blessed to have a mom and dad like you. Rest in peace John.
Feb 11, 2019
I am so sorry for the loss of your dear little John !
Your Friends at the Brewer Rec Department
Feb 11, 2019
John was a sweet boy who attended our preschool open gym on Wednesdays. He really could run like The Flash. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Sullivan family and his extended family at ABC.
Susan Vittum
Feb 11, 2019
Our hearts break over the loss of your sweet boy. He was so blessed to have an amazing familly to show him such love. May time help you heal and know you, sweet John, and your families are in the thoughts and prayers of so many.
Sandy Hillman
Feb 11, 2019
I have no words to express the sorrow I feel over the loss of John. I know he will live forever in the hearts of those who love him. You are all in my thoughts.