In Memorium – Ann Faulkner Sullivan
By ELLEN SWERCEWSKI
The words came as a shock to all of us at TBBCF when we heard of Ann Sullivan’s death on July 9, 2020.
I have known Ann for many years, first meeting when we both worked in the same department at Pfizer and meeting again volunteering with TBBCF. Ann had a great sense of humor, and her all-in attitude with whatever project she was working on was something everyone could count on. Ann’s dedication to TBBCF was clearly evident. Even recuperating from eye surgery a couple of years ago didn’t stop her the day of the walk. Since she was unable to drive, her husband, John, spent the day driving her to the various checkpoints to ensure all was well with her volunteers and resolve any problems that might have occurred.
Ann was a hard working and fun-loving ten-year volunteer dedicated to TBBCF. Over the last seven years, Ann was the team lead for our Traffic and Safety walk team. She was responsible for ensuring the safety of our walkers as they made their way along the scenic 26 miles of narrow roads and oncoming traffic.
Former team lead, Stacey Gualtieri, worked for nine years with Ann and said, “She was great to work with and a wonderful person to be around.”
Pat Newborg and Lisa Carroll, long-time friends of Ann, started their friendship as co-workers at Pfizer. They said that Ann was the go-to person when you wanted things done. Their friendships lasted over the years after leaving Pfizer.
“When I heard that she had accepted the role to be captain of the Traffic and Safety team for our annual walk, I knew the walkers were in good hands.” Lisa said.
Both Lisa and Pat have many fond memories of Ann at family weddings, baby showers, lunches, dinners, and, of course, TBBCF.
“I, like many of us, will miss her laugh, her quick wit and sense of humor, her willingness to be there whenever you needed her, but most of all, her love.,” Pat said.
Rest in peace Ann. You will be missed. Ann Faulkner Sullivan Obituary