, Salem, MA

September 18, 2013

Colette A. Sullivan, 74

Peabody — Colette A. (Belleau) Sullivan, 74, of Peabody, died unexpectedly on Sunday September 15, 2013, at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, following a stroke she suffered at her home on Saturday. She was the loving wife of 14 years to Daniel F. Sullivan Jr.

Born and raised in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Rosario E. and Edna J. (Levesque) Belleau. She was a graduate of St. Joseph Academy, and attended Bentley College in their continuing education division, where she specialized in employee relations while working for the former Naumkeag Trust Co. of Salem. Most of her banking career was with Danvers Savings Bank, from where she retired as senior vice president of human resourses.

Colette was a loving wife, devoted mother and grandmother, with special affection for her two autistic grandsons. She was a deeply religious woman, who always found time for daily prayer and the rosary. She was a daily communicant at St. John the Baptist Parish in Peabody.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Judith Borek of Salem, Sandra O’Donnell of Peabody, Amy Gorczyca and her husband, Thomas, of Haverhill; 8 grandchildren, Justine Elliott, Lisa and April Hannable, Kaitlyn, Meaghan and Ryan O’Donnell, and Zachary and Joshua Gorczyca; her two sisters, Janice M. Boucher and her husband, Richard, of Salem, and Jacqueline T. Carona and her husband, Joseph, of Salem.

She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the Levesque Funeral Home, 163 Lafayette Street, Route 114/1A, Salem, on Saturday, September 21, at 8:45 a.m., to be followed by her Funeral Mass in St. Thomas the Apostle Church on the Salem/Peabody line, at 10 a.m. Visiting hours in the funeral home will be on Friday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to help support the educational objectives for children with autism, to Mel Mark School, c/o Peter Troy, 461 River Rd., Andover, MA 01810. For her guest book, or additional information, please visit