Shirley Sullivan

Shirley K. Sullivan (King)

Friday, April 28th, 1939 - Monday, December 28th, 2020
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Sullivan, Shirley K., Age 81, of Durham, NH, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family on December 28, 2020, following a long illness.
Shirley was born in Malden, MA on April 28, 1939, the daughter of Michael and Jean (Brown) King. Shirley was a graduate of Malden High School. After high school Shirley was employed by State Street Bank for 35+ years prior to her retirement. Shirley enjoyed skiing, boating, camping, cooking, and spending time with family. Shirley was also a member of the Garden Club, Women’s Group, and served as treasurer of their ski club for many years.
Shirley was the loving wife of Philip Sullivan who just recently passed away in March of 2020. Shirley was predeceased by her sister Arlene Barrett. Shirley leaves behind brother-in-law Paul Barrett of Wilmington, her brother Ronald King and his wife Janine of Wilmington, her sister-in-law Carolyn Harris and her husband Gregory of Wilmington, MA North Conway, NH, and her “girls” Jean Barrett and her husband Eric Baldi of Wilmington, MA, Kellie McHugh and her companion Jerry Capaldi of Tewksbury, MA, and Paula Barrett of Melrose, MA.
Shirley is also survived by her loving nieces and nephews, Justine Sutton, Michael King and his wife Erin, Emily Viera and her husband Joseph, Jason Harris and his wife Sarah all of Wilmington, MA. Shirley is also survived by fourteen great-nieces and nephews.
Visitation is from 11:00am – 12:00pm, Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Wiggin-Purdy-McCooey-Dion Funeral Home, 655 Central Ave., Dover, NH with private services to follow. Contributions may be made in Shirley's name to New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NHSPCA), 104 Portsmouth Ave., Stratham, NH 03885, or a charity of one's choice. To sign our online guestbook, please go to
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 31st, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Thursday, December 31st, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Wiggin Purdy McCooey Dion Funeral Home
    655 Central Ave.
    Dover, NH 03820
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  • Interment

    Durham Cemetery
    Rt 4
    Durham, New Hampshire 03824
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Alan Amerault

Posted at 11:03pm
Karen and I were taken by surprise and very sad to hear of Shirley passing. Karen worked with Shirley at State Street bank, back in early sixties. We all were members of the Ski Bees of North Conway, NH. Shirley was at our wedding and we were at hers when she and Phil were married. We moved to Nevada back in 2004 and Karen continued to call Shirley. We tried every year coming back for our vacation to go and visit her and Phil. One year they drove us up to Portland to take the ferry over to Yarmouth, so I could visit my relative in southern Nova Scotia. Then days later came back up to take us back down to stay with them for the night, in their trailer for that night, then we drove back to our hotel the next day. We have many memories of her when we were all single. Please know that we send our prayers to her brother and her many nieces and nephews during this trying time.

Karen & Alan Amerault
Las Vegas, NV.

Love, Lexie and Melissa White

Posted at 10:50am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
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Kathleen Lavoie

Posted at 05:44pm
So very sorry for the loss of Shirley. She was such a sweet, kind woman. I,too, grew up in Malden so we had so many memories to share. Our times at the SkiBees in North Conway hold many wonderful
fun times that I treasure. God Love Her she is now with her love,Phil🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️

Nancy Fowle Willis Posted at 06:58pm

I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Shirley. I have many memories from Hamlet Place in Malden when Arlene, Ron, Shirley and myself were all kids. ❤️🙏🙏 Nancy Fowle Willis

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