Deacon Paul Joseph Sullivan


PROVIDENCE — Deacon Paul Joseph Sullivan, 72, former diocesan director of the Diaconate Program for the Diocese of Providence, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 24, 2019, at home. Born in Providence to the late Isabel and Allyn Sullivan, Paul was the devoted husband of Kathleen M. Sullivan and adored father of Ryan M. Sullivan.

In everything he did, Paul was an exemplary man of God, gentleman, and family man. He most enjoyed reading and talking on the beach surrounded by his family and friends.

A proud graduate of Providence College, Paul devoted his adult life to service, family and his strong faith. He was humbly dedicated to the Diaconal vocation, especially working with the members of St. Thomas More Parish in Narragansett and supporting his brother deacons of the Diocese of Providence.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Thomas More Church, Narragansett, on Saturday, November 30, with burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to St. Jude’s Hospital by visiting,