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It is with heavy hearts we share news of the passing of George Vincent Sullivan, Jr., born October 4, 1946.
George Sullivan, 74, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center surrounded by the love of his family. Formerly of Jersey City and Bayonne, George spent the last 25 years as a resident of Bradley Beach living his dream on the Jersey Shore.
Following graduation from Dickinson High School in Jersey City, George enlisted in the Marines and served in Vietnam. After his service, he took great pride in his work with the Hudson County Police Department before moving to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, where as a Detective Lieutenant, he led the Narcotics Strike Force, the Gambling squad, the Homicide Unit and was assigned to the Special Investigations Unit. A founding member of the Shillelagh Pipe and Drums of the Jersey Shore, George was the Drum Sergeant for many of those 23 years. He marched in countless parades throughout New Jersey,
Savannah, GA and in Ireland. George enjoyed spending time with his lifelong friends in the Friendly Sons of Shillelagh,in Belmar. After his final retirement, he enjoyed spending his time at the Shark River Beach and Yacht Club where his favorite pastime was cruising on a sunny day down to the Manasquan inlet with his wife, Sharon. They both agreed, it was a perfect day! In New Jersey and Florida he loved to pass the time with friends playing rounds of golf. A favorite sight for friends and family alike was George arriving, convertible top down. Sharing his Irish Heritage was a source of great joy. Generous and the life of the party, George thoroughly enjoyed entertaining his caring friends and adoring family. Extremely social, he had an open door, and an open fridge, porch policy complimented by his iPod featuring 30 hours of Irish music.
George is survived by his loving wife of fifteen years, Sharon Harrington. He was predeceased by his parents Maryann (nee Finn) and George V. Sullivan Sr., his sister Loretta Sullivan, and his grandson Will DeGregorio, who were all ready to welcome him. A loving father to his four children, daughter Katherine and her husband Vincent DeGregorio, son George V. Sullivan III and wife Bridget, daughter Shannon and husband Jim Pullaro, son Sean Sullivan and fiance Kim Hill. A devoted Pop-pop to his 9 grandchildren: Joseph and wife Kate Major, Courtney Major, Mackenzie and Rylee Sullivan, Daniel and Matthew Pullaro, Liam and Emily Sullivan. He is also survived by his sister, Patricia Duttlinger (nee Sullivan) and her family. George had an extended network of nieces and nephews and a loving Harrington clan.
Those able to attend are invited to a viewing 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM on Monday, March 22, 2021 at Orender Family Home for Funerals, 2643 Old Bridge Road, Manasquan, NJ 07863. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 23, 10:30 a.m. at Ascension Church, St.Teresa of Calcutta Parish, 501 Brinley Ave, Bradley Beach, NJ 07720. Entombment will immediately follow Mass at St. Anne's Mausoleum, Wall, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George's name to Goryeb Children's Hospital by going online to www.f4mmc.org or The Vietnam Veteran's of America by going to www.vva.org. To send condolences to the family please visit www.orenderfamilyhome.net