Marie G. Sullivan

Age 97, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 29, 2018 surrounded by her family.

Born in Wilmington, Marie was the daughter of the late Thomas and Marguerite (Haggerty) Vadden.  She was a graduate of Wilmington High School and attended the University of Delaware. For two years, she worked for the DuPont Company.  She then served her country proudly as a sergeant in the US Marine Corps during World War II where she met her husband.  They married in 1948. As a member of St. John the Beloved Church, she volunteered for bingo and working in the kitchen.  She was a member of Delcastle Ladies Golf Association and enjoyed dancing and vacations in Lewes with her family.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John B. Sullivan, in 2008.

Marie will be dearly missed by her children and their spouses, John E. of Wilmington, Kevin M. and his wife, Dorina, of Wilmington, Sharon Sullivan Camden and her husband David of Richmond, VA and Larry and Dede of Hockessin; her eleven grandchildren, Ian G., Claire E., Loren I., Erin M., Matthew S., Patrick M., Devin M. and Kyle L. Sullivan and Anna E., Laura M. and Rachel C. Camden; and two great grandchildren, Jaxen and Carter.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, February 2nd at 12:30 PM at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington where visitation will begin after 11:30 AM.  Burial will follow at All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Sisters of St. Francis, 609 Convent Road, Aston, PA 19014.  Condolences may be made by visiting


Submitted by Nicole on
I'm sorry for your loss. Such a loss is heartbreaking but please know others care and that God is near those who are brokenhearted, Psalm 34:18

Submitted by S. Tyler on
Sorry about your loss. The Bible says that a person who lives for 80 years is especially strong. (Psalm 90:10) What a privilege that your mother lived for 97 years. May the memories and lessons learned from her warm your heart. Take comfort in God’s promise concerning the hope of being reunited with her again and living in a world without tears where heartache and death will be no more. (Revelation 21:4)

Submitted by jim mitchell on
God Bless My Deepest sympathy

Submitted by Rambhai H Patel on
John: Please accept our heartfelt sympathies on your loss. God Bless, Rambhai & Family

Submitted by Y. Holland on
"My Deepest Condolences go out to the Sullivan family, I hope you find comfort in these words, "He will swallow up death forever,......And will wipe away the tears from all faces. Isaiah 25:8. Trust in Jehovah's promise of the resurrection hope.