Marie Ann Sullivan, age 95 years of Niles, Michigan died peacefully at 4:00 a.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017 with her family gathered around at her home.
She was born on June 12, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois to Paul John and Pauline Johanna (Fellmeth) Bularzik, and was graduated from the former Saint Augustine High School in Chicago. She started her career as a secretary in Chicago, then came to Niles in 1952 and raised her children and served as bookkeeper for the family business, Brandywine Industrial Truck Company. She later worked at the Hall of Cards & Books in the former North Village Mall.
Marie was an amazing Mother and Grandmother and a creative and talented soul. She loved decorating cakes, making beaded ornaments, flower arrangements and hand decorated pillows. She enjoyed sharing her crafts with family, friends, and acquaintances. She also loved hosting holiday parties for her family, especially during her favorite season, Christmas.
Her loving spirit touched many, and you were better off for having known her.
On September 18, 1948 at St Augustine Church, Chicago, IL, she married Walter Francis “Sully” Sullivan who preceded her in death on April 1, 1979. She was also preceded in death by a son, Mark Sullivan on November 29, 2009; and by her brothers Robert Bularzik and Paul Bularzik.
Surviving family includes her children, Bruce (& Judy) Sullivan of Ossineke, Michigan, David (& Kathy) Sullivan of Buchanan, Michigan, and Paula (& Gary) Collins of Niles; grandchildren Jonathan (& Corina) Jacques, Anna (& Paul) Krueger, Jenny (& Ric) Huff, Emily (& Shawn) Tucker, Michael (& Jacqueline) Moore, Julie Collins, and Lisa (& Chris) Runyan; great-grandchildren Ashley, Xavier, Quinten, Austin, Sydni, Shawn Jr., Payton, Chance, Alexis, Madelynn, Ashton, Alyssa, Olivia, Ethan, and Joshua; great-great-grandchildren Emily and Landon; and Marie’s sister, Ruth Brantl of Orland Park, Illinois; and many nieces and nephews.
The Memorial Mass for Marie Sullivan will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Saint Mary Catholic Church in Niles by the Rev. Christian Johnston of the parish. Committal with be at the Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles, privately, at a later date.
The family will receive relatives and friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Contributions in memory of Marie may be made to Saint Mary Catholic Church, or to Caring Circle Hospice at Home, or American Legion Post #51 in Buchanan. Arrangements were made at the Halbritter-Wickens Funeral Home in Niles.
Saint Mary Catholic Church
219 South State Street, Niles MI 49120
Caring Circle Hospice at Home
4025 Health Park Lane, Saint Joseph MI 49085
American Legion Post #51
403 East Front Street, Buchanan MI 49107