Rosemary Margaret Sullivan (nee Tripoli), a longtime Scarsdale resident, died of progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) on Nov. 23. She was 76.
Born and raised in Yonkers, Mrs. Sullivan was the daughter of Salvatore and Margaret Gardella Tripoli, and the younger sister of Peter and Buddy Tripoli. She graduated from the College of Mount Saint Vincent in 1964 and married fellow Yonkers native Daniel Sullivan in 1965. They were happily married for 40 years until his death in 2005.
Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan raised their five children in Scarsdale. Mrs. Sullivan worked in classified advertising for The Scarsdale Inquirer and then as a real estate agent for Cleveland E. Van Wert Inc. She was active in the community as a member of the Scarsdale Woman’s Club, where she met lifelong friends, a religion teacher at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and an avid supporter of Scarsdale’s youth and high school athletics programs. After living in Scarsdale for nearly three decades, Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan relocated to New York City. During the 17 years that she lived in Manhattan, Mrs. Sullivan worked as a receptionist at Marymount School of New York and greatly enjoyed working with the children.
Mrs. Sullivan is survived by her five children, Daniel Jr. and his wife Jennifer; Regan Santangelo and her husband Louis; Gregory and his wife Susannah; Paul and his wife Catherine; and Elizabeth and her husband Maurizio. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, ages 2 to 23, who affectionately called her “Grosie.”
Visitation was held Nov. 26 at the Edwin L. Bennett Funeral Homes in Scarsdale. A Mass of Christian Burial took place Nov. 27 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Scarsdale. Entombment followed at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla.