Lincoln – Nancy E. (Angell) Sullivan, 67, of Old River Road, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 15, 2019, at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Michael D. Sullivan. Mr. & Mrs. Sullivan had been married for forty-four years.
Born in Providence, a daughter of Betty Ann (Wood) Angell of Smithfield, and the late Edward S. “Bud” Angell, she had lived in Lincoln for most of her life, and had also resided in Newport and Middletown.
Mrs. Sullivan worked as a registered nurse at Newport Hospital for twelve years, before retiring to focus on being a full-time mother. She was a graduate of Lincoln High School and the Newport Hospital School of Nursing.
Her greatest joy was being a loving mother to her three sons, and “Gaga” to her cherished grandchildren. She loved warm weather, and spending time at the beach, especially Third Beach in Middletown. A voracious reader, she loved learning about new topics in healthcare, particularly holistic healthcare. She enjoyed tending to her vegetable and flower gardens.
Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, Michael D. Sullivan, Jr., and his wife Alicia, of Woonsocket, Garrett E. Sullivan, and his wife Lindsay, of Lincoln, and Sean P. Sullivan, and his wife Susan, of Charlestown, Massachusetts; five sisters, Susan Shey, Deborah Bessette, Lee Ann Bessette, and Barbara Kelley, all of Lincoln, and Melissa MacDonald of Scituate; one brother, Edward S. “Ted” Angell, Jr. of Smithfield; four grandchildren, Cecilia M. Sullivan, Garrett H. Sullivan, and Tenley G. Sullivan, all of Lincoln, and Marlowe C. Sullivan of Charlestown, Massachusetts; and her Aquidneck Island In-Laws, Paul Sullivan of Middletown, Daniel Sullivan of Middletown, Robert Sullivan of Newport, Linda Lalli of Middletown, and Lt. Frank Sullivan, RISP (ret.) of Middletown, and twenty-seven nieces and nephews.
Her Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Christ Church, 1643 Lonsdale Avenue, Lincoln. Relatives and friends are invited. Per Nancy’s request, please do not wear a black dress or black suit. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to the Christ Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 245, Lincoln, R.I. 02865, or to Operation Stand Down Rhode Island, 1010 Hartford Avenue, Johnston, R.I. 02919 would be appreciated. Arrangements with Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln.