SOUTH PARIS — John L. O’Sullivan, 88, passed away Wednesday, May 18, at Maine Veterans Home, with his loving family by his side.

He was born on Jan. 19, 1923, in New York City, N.Y., to James and Catherine O’Sullivan, the last surviving child of seven children. He was raised on 100th St., and Columbus Avenue in New York City, and educated in New York City schools, and graduated from Commerce High School in NYC. He then received an associate degree in business from Packard Junior College.

John served his country proudly in the First U.S. Army during World War II from 1943 to 1945 as an antiaircraft artillery gun crewman and was awarded five Bronze Stars. He married Eileen O’Brien on Sept. 27, 1947.

He worked many years at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he retired as purchaser. John was an exceptional baseball player and athlete, captaining the Commerce High School baseball team for all four of his years and winning the MVP on their NYC High School championship team of 1941. After WWII, John played one year in the New York Giants farm system.

He was a devout Roman Catholic, active parishioner and eucharistic minister for many years. John was a wonderful role model for his entire family, was loved and admired by many and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen; his daughters, Sheila Priola of Poland and Maureen Hanna and husband, Charles, of West Haven, Conn.; sons, John J. O’Sullivan and wife, Mary, of Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Patrick O’Sullivan and wife, Stacey, of Sparta, N.J.; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by daughters, Nora O’Sullivan and Deborah Morrissey; grandson, Timothy Hanna; and son-in-law, James Priola.

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