October 30, 1913 ~ February 23, 2005
Grace Sullivan, a 40 year resident of Palos Verdes Estates, died on Wednesday, February 23, 2005. The Maine native had also resided in Long Beach, Manhattan Beach and San Pedro during her 60 years in California. Born in Lewiston, Maine on October 30, 1913, she was married for 58 years to the late Paul E. Sullivan, former Executive Vice President of Bank of America. They had four children, eight grand children, and seven great grand children.
Grace was 91 years old and had been the eldest living Past President (1949) of the American Martyrs PTA in Manhattan Beach, California. She coordinated weddings for ten years for The Assistance League of San Pedro, and helped to launch a program to have musicians from the LA Philharmonic Orchestra visit elementary schools. She was a member of The International Red Cross and was involved with the ground breaking of the former Red Cross headquarters in San Pedro. A ''First Wife'' to her late husband Paul Sullivan's Presidency of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, (1977), Paul and Grace were part of the civic delegation that won the bid for the 1984 Olympic Games held here in Los Angeles.
Grace is survived by daughter Ann Spadone of Manhattan Beach, son Paul Gregory Sullivan of Boston, Mass., Michael Sullivan of Pacific Palisades, Thomas Sullivan of Palos Verdes Estates, eight grand children and seven great grand children. Her older sister, Jean Cantin of Quebec, Canada also survives. A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, March 3rd at 10 am at American Martyrs Catholic Church in Manhattan Beach.
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