Timothy Michael Sullivan, 52, died at home on November 10, 2023 surrounded by the love of his children, Isabelle, George, and Thomas and his loving wife of 25 years, Valerie. He was born on October 19, 1971, in Burlington, Vermont, the son of Mary Sullivan and the late John Sullivan. Tim was a man of incredible integrity, work ethic, and compassion. He built his life around family, community, and a deep connection to the land.
In addition to his beloved wife, children, and mother Tim is survived by his brother, Seán-Mažeika P. Sullivan and wife Gabriela; his sister, Molly Veysey, and husband Justin; father-in-law Richard Brodeur, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, John Sullivan; his maternal grandparents, George and Tilly Cunningham; his paternal grandparents, Timothy and Marguerite Sullivan; and his mother-in-law, Pauline Brodeur.
He was a graduate of Lamoille Union High School and UVM with a degree in engineering. Prior to graduating UVM, he joined his dad as a commercial real estate appraiser focusing on land, farms, offices, and business parks. He continued this practice until he became ill this spring. In addition to this ‘day job,’ Tim was an entrepreneur. He built-to-sell several homes, established and managed rental properties, grew and improved the family farm, and developed a 10,000 tap sugarbush. He always had more projects going than daylight hours.
A devoted husband, Tim took great pride caring for Val and their children. He made the morning coffee, held Val’s hand whenever possible, gave her frequent kisses on the forehead, and when walking, always placed himself between Val and the road. Tim devoted countless hours to coaching youth sports. Through all the years and hours of commitment to his children he had a significant impact on many young athletes and their families. He will be forever remembered by so many as “Coach Tim”. His commitment to youth sports was formally recognized in 2021 when the Johnson Recreation Committee dedicated the soccer fields at Old Mill Park as the “Tim Sullivan Soccer Fields”.
He was always willing to lend a hand or offer equipment to fellow sugarmakers or farmers. Regardless of his own tasks and needs, Tim would put them aside to help a friend. His exceptional character and willingness to help others will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Visiting hours will take place Friday, November 17th at Jenna's House in Johnson from 4:30 - 7:30 pm. A Catholic funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, November 18th at 10:00 am at Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Morrisville with a reception at the Crosby Center immediately following. Tim will be laid to rest on Sullivan Family Farm in a private family service at a later date.
Memorial contributions in Tim’s name can be made to the Lamoille County Home Health and Hospice, 54 Farr Ave, Morristown, VT 05661. The family invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting www.awrfh.com