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Sally M. (Mercier) Sullivan
July 20, 1939 ~ August 10, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Sally M. Sullivan (nee Mercier), age 84, of Media, died peacefully at home on August 10, 2023. She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence J. Sullivan, and is survived by her children; Sean Sullivan, Sheila (Robert) Diaz, and Brigid (Mark) Scolis, her sister Molly Stephan, and grandchildren, Aynsley (James) Johnson, Paul Inglis Jr, Ethan Inglis, Hope Scolis, and Brennan Scolis.
Sally was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, always offering a listening ear, a “cuppa” tea, and love to anyone in need. Her enduring and radiant smile, gentle nature, and unwavering love touched the lives of countless friends and family members. Sally possessed a wonderful sense of humor, quick wit, and was known well for her one liners.
Sally was a proud graduate of Holy Child Academy Sharon Hill, Class of 1957. Sally attended Immaculata University and earned her nursing degree from the St Francis School of Nursing in Trenton, NJ.
For Sally, nursing was a profession and passion. Her first nursing role was at Lankenau Hospital. Sally also served as a private duty nurse. Sally worked with various non-profit organizations serving individuals with special needs and taught natural childbirth classes. She also spent a number of years as a nurse for MBNA America and finally Genesis HealthCare. She retired in 2006 to spend time with her loving grandchildren, who affectionately called her “Mar.”
Family was at the center of who Sally was and it was the essence of her being. She adored her children and grandchildren, who she called “my winkies.” Through her unwavering and authentic example, Sally leaves behind a family that has embraced her values of generosity, authenticity, virtuosity, thoughtfulness, kindness, forgiveness, patience, and love that she embodied.
Sally left a lasting and positive impact on the lives of all those she encountered on her journey.She was a very social person and never missed a party. Sally could find out the details of a stranger’s life in five minutes and would seamlessly work the room of any cocktail party. She loved to be involved in activities and clubs within her community. She was a Girl Scout Leader and her children’s number one fan on the sidelines. Sally was a faith filled servant and an active member of St. Mary Magdalen parish. She actively participated in the Guitar and Bereavement Groups in her parish. Sally was a founding member of her Gourmet group where she made lifelong friends who remain dear to her. She was in a number of theatrical shows put on by the St. Francis Players. Sally was an avid lap swimmer, paddle tennis player, and tennis player. In retirement, she continued to volunteer her nursing skills at Mother’s Home as well as Living Beyond Breast Cancer.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Visitation on Thursday, August 17th, 2023, 9:30 - 10:45 am at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2400 N. Providence Road, Media, Pennsylvania 19063, where her Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 am. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Media, Pennsylvania.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Sally’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society at https://www.cancer.org
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