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Henrietta Louise MacConnell Sullivan

April 16, 1930 ~ September 23, 2020

Henrietta Louise MacConnell Sullivan passed away peacefully at her home on September 23, 2020, with her husband and family by her side.  She was born April 16, 1930, to Alan Champlin MacConnell and Ruth Young MacConnell and was a lifelong resident of Vero Beach. She attended Vero Beach High School and taught swimming at the historic Wind Swept Hotel for the Red Cross. She graduated from Florida State University in 1952. She was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and FSU “Flying High” Circus. It was at FSU that she met her husband of 69 years, Charles A. Sullivan, Sr.

She was a past president of Phi Beta Psi Sorority and The Garden Club of Indian River County, Seagrape Circle. She also volunteered at the Indian River Memorial Hospital as a “Pink Lady” and was a member of The Daughters of The American Revolution.

Her most important role was that of CEO and matriarch of her large family. She is survived by her husband Charles Anderton Sullivan, Sr., four children, Charles Anderton Sullivan Jr. (Stephanie), Michael Alan Sullivan (Kellee), Kathleen Ruth Sullivan (Robert), and Patricia Sullivan Radford (Kent), all of Vero Beach, 11 grandchildren, Maggie, Katie, Patrick, Sarah, Mike Jr. (Brooke), Joe (Ashley), Michelle (Brandon), Kristin (Eivind), Robbie (Ashley), Jamie (James) and Ally (Alex); 13 great grandchildren, Tanner, Elizabeth, Kaily, Bryn, Mikey III., David, Jared, Madison, Ava, Addy, Elle, Reese and Anna Wynn; and 1 great great grandchild, Mia. She was predeceased by her parents and brother, Charles Herbert MacConnell.

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Linda Humes

September 24, 2020, 10:57 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. May you now reflect on wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Kathy Pawlowski

September 24, 2020, 10:57 pm

She was an amazing woman. Deepest condolences to your family.
Mike &Kathy Pawlowski

Ashlea Offutt Murphy

September 25, 2020, 2:16 pm

Sending all of the Sullivan Family our love and condolences. The Offutt’s loved and adored Henrietta- what a wonderful soul! I’m sure my mother, Nancy, was part of her welcoming home committee.
Ashlea (Offutt) Murphy

William Grefe’

September 25, 2020, 3:16 pm

It is impossible to put down on paper, all of the fun and adventures we have with Henrietta and Charlie, in the 70 plus years of our friendship.
She was a great gal who had a terrific sense of humor.
The early years we shared, when the Sullivans and Grefe’s were poor as church mice. We never let dollars stand in the way of great times together.
Later, the trips we shared on Charlie’s boat, where Henrietta was a great sailer together with being a great hostess are some of our best memories.
Our friendship with Henrietta and Charlie and all the kids have been the joy of our lives.
With Henrietta and Charlie and both of our kids together there was always lots of laughter.
We will always miss you and God Bless You Love always, Bill and Grace and the Grefe’ girls.

Lorri Grefe’ Bell

September 25, 2020, 3:26 pm

Mrs Henrietta Sullivan was quick witted with a dry sense of humor. Thanks to her, Mr Sullivan and their amazing kids, I had some of the greatest times of my childhood and teenage years. Throughout the years, I have seen Henrietta at different events. She always greeted me with a smile and we had some wonderful chats. You will be missed, but always in our hearts.

Vivian Rothaug

September 25, 2020, 5:02 pm

Henrietta was a wonderful LADY always and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Jeff Mather

September 27, 2020, 1:49 pm

To the Sullivan family;

We wish you all the love and peace you deserve. May your memories be filled with happiness of the great person you all loved and cared about. Henrietta will be missed and adored by all of us!

Jeff & Deb Mather

Kristin Sullivan Grodas

September 27, 2020, 6:05 pm

Heaven gained a fabulous angel! She was the best grandmother we could’ve ever dreamed up for ourselves. God I miss her.
Love Kristin ( grandchild #11)

Robin & Scott Smith

September 27, 2020, 6:43 pm

With the Greatest Respect, we send our Love to the entire Sullivan Family.
May you find Comfort in knowing that there are so many Friends holding you close within our Hearts at this difficult time, as we all Celebrate the Beautiful Spirit of Henrietta with you.

Paul and Mona Klucinec

September 27, 2020, 11:12 pm

Charlie: Our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. Mona and I will hold you and your family in our prayers and thoughts. Henrietta was the Best and will remembered by all those she touched during her life for all the contributions and support she gave to her family, friends and the community with undying love and devotion.

Cindy Rodriguez

September 28, 2020, 5:15 pm

Dear Patti and Family,
I am so sorry! Sending lots of hugs, prayers and love to help during this difficult time.
Cindy Rodriguez ❤️

Sue Heath Olesiuk

September 29, 2020, 1:06 pm

Dear family,
Our parents, George & Eloise, sure loved sweet Hennie. Eloise treasured their friendship, and their times together playing bridge.
Love to all,
Sue Heath Olesiuk
Asheville, NC

Joy Heath

September 29, 2020, 1:26 pm

To the Sullivan Family –
On behalf of our dear parents, George & Eloise Heath, and my siblings Georgene, Tom and Sue, I send our love and sympathy to you all. Counting Henrietta as a dear friend was one of the great joys of my mother’s life – for decades, those two dealt the cards around the bridge table with a wonderful circle of women who shared in everything life brought their way. When Henrietta would call Eloise, I’d have my chance to scoot away from doing my homework and run outside to play because I knew mother and Henny would be embarking on one of their epic conversations, reviewing what was going on with every family member and all of the Bridge Club. And, mother so admired how “put together” Henrietta was ALWAYS, even if she was facing health struggles. She was beautiful inside and out. The heavenly Bridge Club has welcomed a ringer. Thoughts and prayers are with the Sullivan Family. Love, Joy Heath

Eugene J. O'Neill

September 29, 2020, 4:51 pm

My sincere sympathy to Charles and the Sullivan family. You have lost the matriarch of a wonderful family. I know she will be missed. May you be comforted by great memories of Henrietta.

Harvie Strickland

September 29, 2020, 6:33 pm

Charlie, Patty and family, so sorry for the loss of your wonderful wife and mother.

Beverly Brooks

October 2, 2020, 11:27 pm

So sorry for your loss.
Henrietta was a lovely lady.
Sincere condolences to Charlie, and his family.

Beverly Brooks

October 2, 2020, 11:33 pm

Sincere condolences to Charlie, and his family.
Henrietta was a lovely lady.

Frank and Jane Muth

October 4, 2020, 8:08 pm

Henny was a beautiful lady and will be missed by many. We shared our great friendship with Henny and Charlie for most of our lives and have many wonderful memories. Our Prayers and Love to all the family Frank and Jane

Marie Evans

October 5, 2020, 12:57 am

To the Sullivan family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Marie Evans

Lori Lazorik

October 7, 2020, 8:33 pm

Dear Patti,
My deepest sympathy to the entire Sullivan Family.
She was an outstanding lady that lives on through the spirit, kindness and values of her outstanding children and grandchildren.
Lori and Michael Lazorik

Billy Clinton

October 9, 2020, 4:58 pm

With great respect, our deepest sympathy to Charlie and the entire Sullivan family. Take comfort in knowing in your heart and soul she will always be with you. She will be missed. Billy and Paula Clinton

Kathy Nies

November 24, 2020, 2:58 pm

So sorry for you loss. Thank god she lived a good long life, she will be dearly missed. Now just remember the good times. She will always watch down on her whole family. She is now in no pain and will see you again when you join her.
Be Safe Security. Kathy, Cheryl, Katlyn, Ray, Shane, Rich.

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