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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