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Rosemary Sullivan

Rosemary C. Sullivan (Colligan)

Wednesday, May 21st, 1924 - Saturday, December 15th, 2018
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Obituary

ROSEMARY COLLIGAN SULLIVAN: FILM ACTRESS, MODEL, BUSINESS EXECUTIVE

Rosemary C. Sullivan (nee Colligan), of Voorhees, NJ passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2018, in the comfort of her home. She was 94 years old and lived a full and blessed life.

Rosemary was born in Scranton, PA to Joseph Colligan and Josephine Colligan (nee Thorton). After graduating from high school, she moved to Philadelphia, and then later New York City, to pursue a career in modeling. She had a successful modeling career with the prestigious John Robert Powers Agency, working for brands such as Coca-Cola and Camel Cigarettes, and she was considered for Miss America 1949. She later moved to Hollywood and appeared in a number of movies including ‘Run for the Hills,’ ‘The French Line,’ and ‘Son of Sinbad.’

In 1954, Rosemary married William Sullivan, Sr., of Pittsburgh, PA, owner of a large real estate firm, Sullivan Management Corporation. For many years, they lived together in Pittsburgh and Bal Harbour, Florida. After her husband’s death, in 1984, she assumed the role of President of Sullivan Management Corporation, until her retirement. She was also preceded in death by her beloved sisters. Surviving are her son, William Sullivan, Jr. and her cousin, Gene Malady.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, December 18, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, at the Mount Laurel Home for Funerals, 212 Ark Road, Mount Laurel. Committal service will take place on Wednesday, December 19, at 12:00 noon, in the mausoleum of Saint Joseph’s Cemetery, 240 Lower Landing Road, Blackwood, NJ.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Mount Laurel Home for Funerals
    Address
    212 Ark Road
    Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 | 12:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 12:00pm
    Location
    Saint Joseph's Cemetery
    Address
    240 Lower Landing Road
    Blackwood, New Jersey 08012
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Father Jorge Bedoya
  • Interment

    Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 | 12:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 12:00pm
    Location
    Saint Joseph's Cemetery
    Address
    240 Lower Landing Road
    Blackwood, NJ 08012
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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