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Rev. Charles M. Sullivan + (Class of 1949), passed away October 31, 2014, the Eve of All Saints' Day, at age 82 Rev. Charles Moffitt Sullivan, 82
Retired Episcopal Priest, formerly of Freeport, Smithtown, and Hampton Bays, NY, died peacefully at home surrounded by family in Simpsonville, SC on Oct. 31, the Eve of All Saints' Day, a solemn observance remembering all who have died in the faith. 
 
Beloved husband of 41 years to the Rev. Bernadette M. Sullivan (nee O'Rourke), former Rector of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Hampton Bays. Devoted father of Kevin, Mark, Megan, and Beth.  Adoring grandfather of Katherine, Jacqueline, Jack Ryan, and Gina. Dear father-in-law of Mina, Beth Andrea, and Christian. Devoted cousin of Mary Ellen Stevenson. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.
 
He was born to William and Mary Sullivan on March 31, 1932 in Brooklyn. Father Sullivan was a 1950 graduate of Brooklyn Prep, a highly selective Jesuit Prepatory School founded by the Society of Jesus. He studied at Paulist Prep Seminary and St. Charles College, Baltimore, and Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, NY.  Father Sullivan was ordained a priest of the Roman Catholic Church on June 1, 1957 and served for 14 years before marrying Bernadette at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Roman Catholic Church, Forest Hills, on Oct. 20, 1973. He was received as a priest of the Episcopal Church on Sept. 14, 1978.
 
His lively faith, sense of humor, and compassionate spirit drew many parishioners as Rector of St. Thomas of Canterbury, Smithtown, 1985-2002; Vicar of St. Mark's, North Bellmore, 1979-1983; Assistant Rector of St. Thomas, Malverne, 1983-1985; and Assistant at Transfiguration, Freeport, 1978-1979, and Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York City, 1978-1984. Serving over 20 years on Diocesan Council and the Trustees of the Diocese of Long Island, he was also Retired Dean of North Suffolk Deanery. In 1996, he was one of eight nominees for Bishop Suffragan of Long Island.
 
Father Sullivan's public service extended to the FDNY as Auxiliary Firefighter and Chaplain at Ladder 134 and Ladder 135, 1959-1969; Freeport Fire Department as firefighter of Everready Hose Company 1, Chaplain, and lifelong member; and Smithtown Fire Department as firefighter of Engine Company 5, Chaplain, and lifelong member.  As a member of Smithtown Rotary Club, he received the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow Award for Community Service.
 
After retirement in 2002, Father Sullivan continued to serve as a supply priest at churches across Long Island including: St. Anselm's, Shoreham; St. Lawrence, Dix Hills; Christ Church, Babylon; St. Mark's, Westhampton Beach; St. Cuthbert's, Selden; St. Mark's, Medford; St. John's, Cold Spring Harbor; St. James Episcopal Church, St. James; Grace Church, Massapequa; St. Luke's, East Hampton; St. Thomas', Amagansett; St. Peter's Chapel, Springs; St. Peter's, Bay Shore; Transfiguration, Freeport; St. Mary's, Shelter Island; St. Mary's, Hampton Bays; and St. Andrew's, Mastic Beach.
 
In addition to the priesthood, Father Sullivan was employed as a stockbroker from 1971 to 1985 with Paine Webber, Inc. and Pumphrey Securities.
 
Reposing at Hawkins & Davis Funeral Home, 17 Manor Rd, Smithtown, 631-265-1810Thursday 11/6 7-9 p.m., and Friday 11/7 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service at St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 29 Brooksite Drive, Smithtown, 631-265-4520, Saturday 11/8 at 10:30 a.m.  Christian Burial to follow at St. Ann's Cemetery, Sayville. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his memory to Smithtown Fire Department College Fund, Smithtown Fire Department, 100 Elm Avenue, Smithtown, NY 11787.

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