Lucille Sullivan

KITTERY, Maine — Lucille (Dame) Sullivan, died peacefully on Jan. 1, 2016, at 100 years of age.

Lucille was born in Athol on Jan. 9, 1915. She married Frederick Dame in 1940, and together they lived in 13 states and spent three years in Japan. She became fluent in Japanese and taught English to Japanese students. Upon his retirement from the Air Force they moved to Wethersfield, Conn., and were members of the First Church of Christ, where Lucille was a member of the choir. They moved to East Dennis, Mass., in 1973, where Fred passed away suddenly in 1978. In 1982, she married Jack Sullivan, and they spent many happy years together until his death in 1990. 

She is survived by her four children and their spouses, Philip and Linda Dame of Annandale, Va.; Ceila and Al Robbins of Bolton, Conn.; Natalie and Paul Crotty of Strafford, N.H.; and Jack and Kim Dame of Eliot, Maine; her stepchildren, Andrea and Bob Gotti of East Dennis; and Greg and Karen Sullivan of San Antonio, Texas; nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. 

A memorial service will be held at the First Congregational Church of Yarmouth, in Yarmouth Port, Mass., on Jan. 23, at 1:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the church or to the East Dennis Library.

For more information about Lucille’s life and the memorial service and to offer condolences, go to

Athol Daily News

PO Box 1000
225 Exchange Street
Athol, MA 01331
Phone: (978) 249-3535


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