ROBERT P SULLIVAN, JR
10/25/65 – 02/07/23
Robert P Sullivan Jr of Hudson passed on February 7, 2023 after a period of declining health.
He was the beloved son of Robert and Eileen Sullivan of Hudson and youngest brother of Melinda, her husband Lawrence, Barry, Paul and his wife Nancy. In May 1993, Rob married the love of his life and soulmate, Margaret (Melo). Together they had two sons, Bobby and Christopher, who by far were Rob’s proudest accomplishments and joys. He beamed when talking about them and loved them more than words can say. He was so happy to be adding two new daughters-in-law, Chelsie Ray and Jenna Noccioli, that he already loved like daughters. Rob also leaves behind his mother-in-law Maria Margarida Melo who loved him like a son, sister-in-law Dorothy Forde and her husband Toney. He will also be missed by nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, many cousins and countless friends.
Rob is preceded in death by his father-in-law Manuel da Silva Melo, maternal grandparents Manuel and Emily Silva, paternal grandparents William and Evelyn Sullivan, grandparents-in-law John and Angelina Botelho, great aunt Maria Evelina Cabral, and uncles Joseph Rivers, William Sullivan, John Antonio and Eugene Silva.
Rob, known among friends as Ruben, Sully, and Little Sully, worked to live – not lived to work. He enjoyed time outdoors with his best 4-legged buddy Lexi whether by a campfire, on the boat or sitting in the sun. Lexi misses him dearly, especially the pepperoni & walnut snacks throughout the day. In addition to spending time with his family, Rob had passions for music, fishing, golf, and lake life as can be proven by his social media page with all the photos of sunsets, fish, golf courses, campfires, guitars and of course lobsters & cheesecake at Bob’s Seafood. Whenever possible, he would be loving life doing one or all of these activities, and these passions were also passed on to his sons. An ideal day for Rob would include all these adventures with his wife, kids and friends.
Being from a musical family, Rob first picked up the guitar at age 4 and never put it down. He passed that love of music and playing instruments onto his children; he cherished the times the three jammed together with friends. Rob was known to perform as Elvis in a white glitter jumpsuit and leather pant suit on many occasions. His love for being a musician and entertainer was a close second to the love for his family.
Rob never did anything half-way. He lived and loved with all his heart and all he had. Everywhere he went, he made friends - adding to the lifelong friendships he left behind. The world lost an all-around terrific guy that would do anything for anyone at any time. Always with a smile and a “Yaaaaa Baby!” – he could liven up any room.
The family wishes to express immense gratitude to 3ICU and transplant teams at UMass Memorial Medical Center of N Lake Ave, Worcester for the care provided to Rob and his family since 12/9/2022.
Relatives and friends are invited to a period of visitation from 4-6:30pm on Monday, February 13, 2023 at Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson, MA. A Celebration of Life will follow at 6:30pm. Burial services will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Robert may be made to: Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741 or email@example.com.
A big bash jam session Celebration of Life will follow later this year.