Judith Sullivan, 77 of Newport, Rhode Island died Friday March 17th, 2017 at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Born on May 14th, 1939 in Brockton Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Biando and Rita Giovanniello, and sister of the late Michael Giovanniello.

Judith moved to Newport in 1972, with her husband, Newport native William H. Sullivan Jr. She spent many years as a secretary at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Newport, and also worked for the Preservation Society of Newport in the Breaker’s gift shop.

Judith was a devout Catholic and a diehard New England Patriots fan.

She is survived by her daughter Kathleen Sullivan and son Patrick Sullivan, both of Newport, Rhode Island.

She was predeceased by her husband William, to whom she was married for 57 years.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 4-7 pm in the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring Street, Newport, RI.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, March 24, 2017 at St. Mary’s Church, Spring Street, Newport at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Newport Memorial Park, Howland Avenue in Middletown.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Gifts, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or by visiting www.stjude.org.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).