Agnes M. Sullivan, 99, a lifelong Newporter passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

Born in Newport on May 9, 1917. She was the daughter of the late John J and Catherine (Gillies) Sullivan. Preceded in death by her sister Marion E Sullivan and her brothers, John F. “Peanuts” Sullivan Jr. and Cornelius J Sullivan. She leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

Agnes graduated from Rogers High School, class of 1934. Received her nursing degree from Rhode Island Hospital school of Nursing in 1938, her Bachelor of science degree from Boston College in 1956, then on to receive her Master’s degree from Rhode Island College in 1967.

Agnes spent 13 years working in various hospitals, Rhode Island Hospital, New England Deaconess, Newport Navy Hospital and 7 of those years with the Rhode Island Dept. of health as a visiting nurse in Newport and supervisor of South East Health Unit in Bristol RI. The last 26 years of her career, Agnes worked as a school nurse in the Newport School Dept.

She enjoyed her summers with frequent swims at Third Beach, gardening at her home and in her later years enjoying summer days on her front porch. Agnes was a longtime parishioner of St. Augustin Church.

Calling hours will be held Monday February 6th from 4-6pm at the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring Street, Newport. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday February 7th at St. Mary’s Church, Spring Street in Newport at 10:00 am.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to St Augustin’s Church, 2 Eastnor Rd Newport, RI.

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

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