William H. Sullivan, MD '50

As Chief of Orthopedics at Cardinal Cushing Hospital (now Good Samaritan) in Brockton, Dr. William Sullivan tended to his patients with the same charitable kindness with which he approaches the rest of his life. Now retired, Bill and his wife Sue are involved full time in charitable acts.
As Chief of Orthopedics at Cardinal Cushing Hospital (now Good Samaritan) in Brockton, Dr. William Sullivan tended to his patients with the same charitable kindness with which he approaches the rest of his life. Now retired, Bill and his wife Sue are involved full time in charitable acts.

Together they have opened their home to unwed expectant mothers, and converted their living room into a hospice for a terminally ill priest during his final months of life.  Bill’s dedication as a “man for others” not only is still present at 80 years old, but continues to grow stronger every day. Bill Sullivan, Jr. recalls “My father really has lived the lessons given to him at BC High.  There have been thousands of contributions, most of them quiet and in the background to help the poor, the church, and the community.  But when you add up all the actions, it is a life well lived and one that has made quite a difference.” Bill’s long history of charitable work is present in many organizations including St. Vincent De Paul Society, where he serves as President, Massachusetts Hospital School, Catholic Charities where the food pantry in Brockton bears the Sullivan’s name, South Shore Hospice Association, and the Canton Council on Aging.  Dr. Sullivan often travels to Haiti to lend his medical services to the impoverished community.
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