Arthur Michael Sullivan Jr. died peacefully at home on Feb. 1 in Palm Beach, Florida. He was 77.
Graduating from St. Anselm’s College and the American University School of Law, he enjoyed a brief government career as an attorney with the Small Business Administration in Washington, D.C., before entering the world of real estate in Georgetown. He was the principal at Michael Sullivan, Inc., and moved to Washington Fine Properties later in his career.
He was happily married for 27 years to Beverly Bissell Sullivan, who predeceased him in 1999. They made their homes in Georgetown, Newport, Key West and Palm Beach, where they supported local organizations working for the betterment of their communities.
Michael waged a long and courageous battle against Parkinson’s disease.
He is survived by his cousins, Jean E. Sullivan of Newport, Rhode Island, and Paul J. Sullivan of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts. He was the son of Margaret Salisbury Sullivan and Arthur Michael Sullivan Sr. of Providence, Rhode Island. His brother, Peter F. Sullivan, also of Providence, predeceased him in 2009.
His last words were: “We won!” Michael, as he was known to all, went out a winner.
He will be laid to rest beside his wife in Delaplane, Virginia, on Feb. 18 at a private funeral. Memorial services, to be announced, will be in Palm Beach, Georgetown and Newport.
Sources: Newport Daily News and legacy.com.