Doris Sullivan

Obituary of Doris Sullivan

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Doris was born to William and Irene (Wilson) Murphy on June 16, 1926. They lived on Columbus Ave until she was 6 years old and moved to Whitfield, where she spent about 85 years of her life in 3 different houses. She went to Holy Family School and South Park High School. She met the love of her life, Francis (Snook) when she was 16. He was from a big family, filled with fun and activity. She knew then that she wanted a big family and a home with lots of chaos. And she sure got one ! She was a stay at home mom. Always busy cooking, baking, driving her kids around. She was active in Mothers Club at Holy Family, Mt Mercy and Timon. At the age of 46 she answered an ad in the newspaper and became the TV hostess at Mercy Hospital. She worked there until she was 70 years old! She had a beautiful garden, when she finally had time to work on it. Many of her flowers came from her father and her relatives in Lockport. She cherished them until the day she died. Doris will be remembered for loving and caring for her family. She had 7 children,19 grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren She was proud of her Irish roots, and being a granddaughter of a Civil Was veteran. She had strong faith, a wonderful sense of humor, and the kindest heart in the world. SULLIVAN, DORIS (Murphy), passed away at the age of 97 on September 23, 2023, beloved wife of the late Francis "Snook" Sullivan, dear mother of Anne Marie (Joseph) Lalley, Madonna (Daniel) Mulvaney, Kathleen (Charles) Burke, Mary P. (Patrick Chella) Sullivan, Jeanne (Michael) Costello, Michael (Barbara) and Francis Jr. (Tami) Sullivan, cherished grandmother of 19 and great grandmother of 22, sister of the late Rita Colleran and the late Ed (Kay) Murphy, also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and many caring neighbors. Friends and family may call on Wednesday from 4-8:00pm at the JAMES W. CANNAN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3155 Orchard Park Road in Orchard Park. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Charity Parish (Holy Family Worship site) on Thursday at 9:30am (please assemble at church). In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Ronald McDonald House, 780 West Ferry, Buffalo, NY 14222 or
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Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
James W. Cannan Funeral Home
3155 Orchard Park Road
Orchard Park, New York, United States


9:30 am
Thursday, September 28, 2023
Our Lady Of Charity Parish - Holy Family Site
South Park And Tift
Buffalo, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Holy Cross Cemetery
2900 South Park Ave
Lackawanna,, New York, United States
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