James J. Sullivan

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James J. Sullivan

December 16, 1935 - November 30, 2018

James J. Sullivan Newburyport, MA - James John Sullivan, of Newburyport, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully at age 82 on November 30, 2018. Born on December 16, 1935, in New York, New York he spent his childhood in Queens. Jim graduated from Fairfield University in 1957 and served in the army from 1958 to 1961. Jim was a long time resident of Acton, Mass. and Chelmsford, Mass. prior to living in Newburyport. Jim enjoyed a long and fulfilling career as a self-employed financial planner and tax preparer. He enjoyed advising others on career and financial topics. He is survived by his children James D. Sullivan, Lawrence W. Sullivan, Jennifer A. Zaniboni and Susan L. Grinblatas; siblings Thomas Sullivan, William Sullivan, Jeanne Hammond, and Timothy Sullivan and grandchildren, Owen Sullivan, Joy Zaniboni, Hannah Grinblatas, Leah Grinblatas, Janie Zaniboni, and Elena Grinblatas.
Jim was a loving, generous and devoted father and cherished time spent with family. He had a sharp wit and enjoyed a good pun. He loved all things Christmas, old movies and nostalgia, stamp and coin collecting and classical music and show tunes. He was happiest when helping others and was a lifelong teacher and learner. He will be greatly missed by many.

A memorial service will be held at the Central Congregational Church, 14 Titcomb Street, Newburyport, Massachusetts on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Published on December 6, 2018
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