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                                                         James (Ted) Sullivan Jr., 72

                                                     November 2, 1951 – March 7, 2024

James (Ted) Theodore Sullivan Jr., 72, of Framingham, passed away peacefully at Beth Israel Hospital on Thursday, March 7, 2024, surrounded by his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. 

Born on November 2, 1951, in Newton, MA, to the late James T. Sullivan Sr. and the late Betty J. (Everts) Sullivan, Ted grew up in Winchester, MA. He graduated from Winchester High School in 1970 and Bridgton Academy in 1972. After spending time at Boston University, he started his own cab company, Winchester Cab, in 1974. Later, he began working at Transportation Management, where he met his future wife Joan (Callahan) Sullivan in 1977. They were married on April 15, 1978, and went on to have four children, whom they raised in Newton, MA, for 30 years before moving to Framingham in 2008. He spent many years working in the automotive service industry at dealerships and service centers throughout the Boston area, including Midas, Veterans Taxi, Acura, Infiniti, and Ford.

Growing up, Ted was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout. He liked building model cars, trains, or airplanes, camping, and playing baseball, lacrosse, and football. Throughout his life, he treasured any time he could spend with his family or friends. 

Ted always thought of others before himself and was constantly helping everyone, especially his children and grandchildren, whether driving them to work or practices, bringing them to concerts, helping them fix a snowblower or other appliances, or providing them with helpful advice. He was very friendly, humorous, and social. He easily developed personal relationships with anyone he met. A lifelong, avid Boston sports fan, Ted could always be found watching the Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins, and Celtics. When not watching sports, he cherished his time coaching baseball at the Boys & Girls Club in Newton. Summers spent camping at Grand View in New Hampshire were some of his favorite memories, as well as visiting Nantucket in his younger years. He also enjoyed cars, music, traveling, going to games, and searching yard sales for a great deal.

Besides his wife of 45 years, Joan, Ted leaves his son James (Teddy) Sullivan III (and Alicia); daughters Jennifer Sullivan, Elizabeth Sullivan (and Andrew), and Kathleen Sullivan (and Nevin); his grandchildren Christopher, Bailey, and Anthony Carrillo; his sister Elaine Harrington and her husband Lt. Col Edwin Harrington; his brother-in-law Ronald Maggio; and his mother and father-in-law John and Adele Callahan; as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family members. He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Joanne Graves and her husband John H. Graves II, and his sister Janet Maggio.


Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, March 13, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Andrew J. Magni & Son Funeral Home, 365 Watertown Street, Newton, MA 02458. A burial service will be held at a later date.  Please omit flowers and instead donate to the John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton.

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