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1240 Mountain Road
West Suffield, CT 06093-0309
Phone: 860-668-0255
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Daniel Francis "Danny"
Sullivan Jr.

November 9, 1935 – December 4, 2018

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Condolence From: Bob Duncan
Condolence: I think of all the cold winters when I was a kid at 50 Bancroft St. in Springfield, MA. knowing that come summer my Brother and I would be back at Restland Farms and Congamond Lakes with Danny Sullivan. I took Daniel for my Confirmation name in honor of my Friend. My deepest condolences to Joanne and all of the Sullivans. Rest in Peace Danny.
Friday December 14, 2018
Condolence From: John Cooper
Condolence: Joanne and family - my deepest condolences on your loss. Not only was Sully a great coach, but he was also a great man. He touched the lives of so many people. Every athlete I know who played for him told me they learned so much from him about life.I always wished I had played for him, but I did get to play with him in slo-pitch softball on Skeet's team. Danny was a hoot. He will truly be missed. Again, my deepest sympathies. Thought and prayers for all of you.
Saturday December 08, 2018
Condolence From: Phil Devlin
Condolence: Coach Sullivan was a throwback to another era when three letters in three different sports was an athletic ideal and when one coach would coach major sports in three different seasons. He coached three sports in three different seasons longer and better than any coach in the history of Connecticut high school sports. The man won a total of 1,236 games in those three sports, including 7 state championships and countless conference titles. This achievement is amazing and will probably never be equaled. Who coaches three major sports anymore in the age of specialization? Beyond that, the outpouring of sympathy from former athletes and students is overwhelming and all seems to be a variation on one theme: “The man changed my life.” He was a practitioner of tough love in its best sense—a demanding but fair taskmaster who commanded the respect of his athletes. Unfortunately, this brand of coaching is severely frowned up lately, making it unlikely that we will ever see his kind again. That is too bad. Beyond the profound effect that Sully often had on the lives of his athletes, he was also our beloved inventor of hand soccer in gym class! My condolences to his family and friends. His is a legacy of amazing achievement.
Friday December 07, 2018
Condolence From: Bill O’Neil
Condolence: You taught us not only how to succeed in sports but also how to succeed in life. You were the best. Rest In Peace Coach.
Friday December 07, 2018
Condolence From: Dale Misiek
Condolence: Dear Joanne and family. I am so saddened to here that your husband, father, and grandfather. has passed. As a student athlete in Windsor Locks, the crowning achievement of my career was to have had the privilege to play for Coach. His reputation preceded him, and my experience far exceeded my expectations. Little did I know then what a profound effect he would have on my life. Much of the success that I have achieved in life I owe to the many life lessons I learned from him as my Coach and mentor. I believe I am only one of many who feel the same way, and though I have long moved away from Connecticut, his influence on my life has always been there. I know that he will be missed by those he loved and who loved him back. I will always have fond memories of Coach, and he will live on forever in my heart.
Thursday December 06, 2018
Condolence From: Hugh Rice
Condolence: To the (ever-expanding, it seems) Sullivan Clan, and especially Mrs. Sullivan, Brian, Mark, Dan, David and Corey. It's hard to put in words the great and positive influence that Coach Sullivan has had on my life (and on so many others). His passing is painful but I hope you find some solace in the knowledge that his legacy is far-reaching and profound.
Certainly not news to you, but he was definitely what you would call "old school" in his approach to coaching - tough, but fair, with high expectations and a high competitive drive but delivered with a sly sense of humor (and a corny one at times, if you ask his sons). As a member of his great Suffield Little League Sunnyfield/First Church teams of the early 70's, I, like the rest of my teammates (luckily including Brian, Mark and Danny on the roster, and David as bat boy) we were drilled with the fundamentals of baseball and expected to carry them out with proficiency. He had great faith in you but would accept nothing but your best efforts. If we, in Coach's words, "couldn't outrun my Grandmother" on the bases, then we had to try harder. And we did. Gladly. We didn't want to let him down. That was Coach Sullivan.
From Rookie Sports Camp, to Suffield Travel Soccer, University of Hartford Soccer Camp, and later to softball versus the inmates at Somers Prison, Coach Sullivan was always a great teacher, a master motivator, an inspiration, a role model, and a friend.
Thank you and Rest in Peace, Coach Sullivan
Hugh "You" Rice
Thursday December 06, 2018
Condolence From: Dennis Cordiliko
Condolence: Very sorry to hear of coach's passing. He was involved with so many peoples lives thru the years may he rest in peace.
Thursday December 06, 2018
Condolence From: Vincent Colapietro
Condolence: Dear Mrs. Joanne Sullivan, Brian, Mark, Dan, David, and Corey as well as your wives, children and grandchildren,

It was with deepest saddest that I learned of your loss. There are of course no adequate words at such a time. Even grownups always called Coach by his title, not his name, a small sign of an immense respect: he will always be Coach to me. There is such a wide and deep brotherhood and sisterhood of athletes and students because of Coach's passion, commitment, and drive for excellence. His obvious strengths of character were so brilliant as to be glaring, hiding other facets of his character. He was not just a motivational coach and teacher: he was a deeply thoughtful and cerebral mentor, though this is often overlooked. Of course, Coach was wickedly funny and his sense of humor could not be missed. But, often, it was used in a gentle and healing way. What I am about to say would be and, no doubt, will be, in the days and even years stretching far into the future, said by countless others: Whatever success I have achieved, it is to an incalculable degree due to Coach's encouragement, guidance, example, and expectations. Everyone loses a game or makes a mistake. The critical matter is not losing but how one responds to losses. This marks the difference between winners and losers. Just one of Coach's invaluable life lessons. This incomparable storyteller will be kept alive in our stories of him. The morals of those stories mostly do not need to be spelled out: they are inscribed in our hearts. Vincent (Vinnie) Colapietro, '69
Thursday December 06, 2018
Condolence From: Dan Farr
Condolence: My deepest condolences to the entire Sullivan family. Coach was such a special person and taught me so much. It was an honor to play for him. Thank you to your family for allowing you to have such an impact on so many people.

Rest In Peace Coach. A very sad day for all the Raiders.
Wednesday December 05, 2018
Condolence From: Alan, Shelley, Shane, and Alexa Keney
Condolence: To the entire Sullivan family:
Shelley, Shane, Alexa and I would like to take the time to communicate our sympathy to each of your during this time of loss!

Coach/Grandpa Dan was a great person and will be sorely missed in the community and at games throughout the Northern Connecticut area.

It was always a pleasure to see Coach whether at a golf tournament, a High school soccer game, or even in town at any events!

Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you as well as Coach who is now free from any pain and move upstairs to look over all of us!

Love you all and remember all the good times!

Alan T Keney
Wednesday December 05, 2018

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