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Maria Ann Sullivan

Maria Ann Sullivan

Maria Ann Sullivan, 85, of Hendersonville, died on Saturday, July 7, 2012, at her home. A native of Lakewood, NY, she was born on Aug.t 12, 1926, to the late Arvid Mortensen and Anastasia Morrissey Mortensen.

She retired from IBM after 20 years of faithful service. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, enjoyed Royal Family and Crossword Puzzles.

She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Thomas E. Sullivan Sr.; her daughters, Linda Godfrey of Hendersonville, Maura LaRocca and her husband Louis of Kent, Conn., Anne Miscoski and her husband Walt of Bristol, Tenn.; her sons, Thomas E. Sullivan, Jr. and his wife, Kim, of Hendersonville, Michael Sullivan and his companion, Joy Cook of Concord; her grandchildren, Christopher & Jennifer Whaley, Sally and Nicholas Sullivan, Eric LaRocca, and Robbie Miscoski. She is also survived by Regina Watkins, his CNA, friend, companion and caregiver who was invaluable the last six months. The family would also like to extend there gratitude to the wonderful staff from Four Seasons Compassion for Life.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today, July 11, 2012 at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church. Burial will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Western North Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Immaculata Catholic School, 711 North Buncombe Street, Hendersonville, NC 28791.

A register book is available online for family and friends by visiting

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.