Brian L. Sullivan, 69

Jan 6, 2022

Brian L. Sullivan, 69, of Wareham, died January 2, 2022 at home. Brian was the son of the late Lawrence Joseph and Esther Louise (McCarthy) Sullivan. He was the brother of the late Kevin Patrick Sullivan.

Brian was born in Cambridge, raised in East Boston and Winthrop. He graduated from Winthrop High School and attended Boston College. Brian spent his summers in Onset on Ocean Avenue with an extended group of family and friends before moving to Wareham full time in 1970.

Brian was an incredibly skilled craftsman who could fix or build anything. He lived life his way, no exceptions. Brian loved the American flag, cooking and feeding people, riding his motorcycle with a long awaited sidecar, spending time at the Elks with his friends and shell fishing in his front yard. 

Brian fought incredibly hard, beating cancer in 2009 and was well on his way to beating it a second time. Because of his fighting spirit he was able to watch his daughters get married and enjoy as much time as possible with his grandchildren at his home on the ocean, and keep a watchful eye on the speed limit of Over Jordan Road.

Brian has been called many things over the years, his favorite people called him Papa, Uncle Sully, Bri and Dad. He was a Proud member of The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Wareham-New Bedford Lodge and Harley Owners Group, Cape Cod Chapter 

Brian is survived by his wife, Teresa M. (Moran) Sullivan of Rockland; his daughters, Megan Peno and her husband Jesse of Rockland and Maura Brown and her husband Nolan of Hanson; 6 grandchildren, Aidan Sullivan, Brendan Peno, Jack Peno, Alexandria Brown, Tessa Rose Peno and Kevin Brown; his best friend, Patrick Toole of Wareham, many loving cousins, nieces, nephew, and the Ocean Avenue Family.

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to Dr. Adam Lerner, Margie Garity and all the incredible Nurses and Medical Staff in the Oncology department at Boston Medical Center for their amazing support and giving us an extra 12 years with Brian. We would also like to thank his good friends Jill and Jonie for taking such great care of our Dad, it was appreciated beyond words.

A celebration of his life will be held at the Wareham Elks at a later date. 

Donations in his memory may be made to Section of Hematology/Oncology Research Fund, FGH-1, 820 Harrison Ave. Boston Medical Center

Arrangements are by Chapman Funerals & Cremations – WAREHAM, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, visit: