SULLIVAN, Christine M. (HEALEY), 61, of Warwick, passed away with her family by her side on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Rhode Island Hospital.
Born in Providence, she was a daughter of Corrine (Lonardo) Healey and the late James V. Healey.
Christine was the fiancee of Christopher Hopkins, Warwick. She was the loving mother of Thomas “TJ” Sullivan (Kelly Lockwood) and James Healey Sullivan, both of Warwick; Grandmother of Quinn Catherine and Archer James Sullivan. She is survived by her sisters, Laurie Masterson of West Warwick, Jacqueline O’Brien and her husband Jim of Warwick, and Mary Jamiel, and her husband Kurt, of Warren. Christine is also survived by her former husband, Paul Michael Sullivan.
Christine had a wonderful sense of humor, and loved acting . She received the Irene Ryan scholarship at Rhode Island College. These gifts were noted during childhood, whether in her imitation of “Ernestine the Operator”, or lead roles in school plays. She easily made people laugh. She was caring and well- loved by family and friends.
Christine worked for the Miriam Hospital in the Office of Medicine, a career she loved dearly. Among other duties, her administrative work included onboarding medical interns, record keeping in the AIDS research studies, recruiting participants for AIDS research studies, and coordinating professional development. She was passionate about this research, and during the AIDs epidemic, coordinated medical forums with Dr. Fauci. She had recently urged those she knew and loved to heed his advice during the COVID 19 pandemic. Christine always included a personal touch to her activities with co-workers and volunteers in the hospital.
Christine took great joy in her grandchildren Quinnie and Archie, playing her piano, cooking and gardening.
Family and friends are invited to attend a visiting hour, while observing Social Distance Guidelines, on Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Noon) in the Iannotti Funeral Home at MAPLE ROOT, 2000 Nooseneck Hill Road (RTE 3), Coventry. Burial and committal prayers at St. Ann’s Cemetery, Cranston, will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Chrissy’s memory to RI Community Food Bank (rifoodbank.org), would be appreciated.
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