Patrick John Sullivan, 45, of Hilton Head Island and formerly Chadwicks, NY, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Hilton Head Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.
Patrick was born in Utica, NY, to Robert and Elizabeth Carol (Wolf) Sullivan, the youngest of seven children. He was predeceased by his dad who passed away in 1978. Survivors include his mother Elizabeth (Carol) Sullivan, sister Colleen Sullivan (Bob) Johnson, brother Robert (Lisa) Sullivan, sister Laurie Sullivan, brother Richard (Betsy) Sullivan, brother Jeffrey (Victoria) Sullivan and sister Heather Sullivan. Patrick dearly loved his nieces and nephew: Heather Marie Talarico & fiancÚ David Neveloff, Kimberly Sullivan (Mitch) Rogers, Lauren Talarico (Charlie) Briffitt, Ashley Sullivan (Ian) Marks, Richard Sullivan Jr. and Haley Peters. Patrick also leaves behind his close friend and former spouse Michelle Conte, his fur babies Banshee and Keeva, cousin Sue (Dennis) Waksmunski, numerous cousins, many close friends and extended family.
Patrick's education started at Chadwicks and Sauquoit schools then continued onto LeMoyne College where he studied political science and philosophy. Following his love for physical fitness and nutrition science, he later continued his studies at UCLA, which led him to a career with LA Fitness, Gold's & Equinox Gyms. After moving to Hilton Head Island to be close to his family, Patrick followed the Sullivan tradition and started his own contracting business.
Patrick was happiest co-captaining his LeMoyne College Rugby Team, snowboarding the slopes of Killington, VT, or cheering on Manchester United (Go Reds!).
Patrick was the baby of the "Original Seven" and brought so much joy and laughter to our lives. He was a "big brother" to his nieces and nephew, known by their friends as the "hot uncle." He had the personality to go with his looks: an animated storyteller with a booming voice. His athleticism was equally matched by his love of cooking, books and music.
Patrick left a void that will never be filled. Although we lost so much, Patrick left us with so much more.
Special thanks to the staff of Hilton Head Medical Center ICU for the loving care and compassion they provided to Patrick and our family.
A private service will held for his family on Hilton Head Island followed by a celebration of Patrick's life in New York at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Foundation, which was near and dear to Patrick's heart.
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