Sullivan, Mary M.

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October 8, 1936 - May 7, 2018

Sullivan, Mary M.

Mary Margaret Sullivan was the first child born to Jane and William Sullivan in Donna, Texas on October 8, 1936.  She passed from this earthly life on May 7, 2018.  She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Arthur Gene and William E. Sullivan.   She is survived by her brother, John, and his wife, Dolores Sullivan of Harlingen.  Other survivors are niece, Jennifer Sullivan, nephews, John Patrick,  William, Mark, and Michael Sullivan.  In addition she had two great nieces, Desirae and Emily Mariah Sullivan.

Margaret enjoyed a long career serving unemployed people at the Texas Employment Commission (aka Texas Workforce Commission).  During which time she was active in the International Association of Personnel in Employment Security (IAPES)   attending conferences, state and international conventions.  Next she happily enjoyed 20 years of retirement.  Margaret traveled the world while working and in retirement.  She was a member of the “Christian Singles” Sunday School class at the First United Methodist Church, Garland, Texas.  And she was also active with a group of retired friends known by different names, i.e. Lucky Tribe, Running Buddies, Birthday group.  She is the third in that group to depart this earthly life.

A memorial service for Margaret will be held on Monday, June 11, 2018, 10 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 801 West Avenue B, Garland, Texas 75040. 

In the tradition of TEC and Methodists, light refreshments will be served after the service.  The family requests no flowers.


A Signature Service under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. Northwest Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238

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Roberta Crippen

May 17, 2018 4:18PM

Margaret loved good food. Maybe she had better taste buds than others. Margaret loved to travel. Why travel? Good and bad can happen when you travel. She never believed bad can happen. I will miss her.

Jim Lunney

May 13, 2018 2:25PM

I want to express my sincere condolences to the family of Margaret. She was a dear friend and co-worker with me at the Texas Employment Commission Richardson where I was employed for over 22 years before retiring in 1999.

Sincerely, Jim Lunney

Karen Mabry

May 11, 2018 7:48PM

My deepest condolences to Margaret's family in the loss of your sister and aunt. I worked with Margaret over 30 years and she talked about her brothers and their families often. Jennifer, you were the only girl and a constant joy to her. We who worked with her also got to know you. She was a helper of people, loved to travel and see the world and was a good friend. I pray that she is resting peacefully enjoying being with her parents and brothers and patiently waiting until the full circle of family is together again.

Sandra Bowdry

May 11, 2018 5:08PM

I both worked with Margaret and am a member of the birthday club. Margaret was soothing to be with. She always had cogent observations on our personal lives and the world at large. We love and miss her.

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