Brenda Sullivan

Born: Wed., Nov. 28, 1951
Died: Wed., Dec. 10, 2008

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SULLIVAN, BRENDA Brady Of Stoneham formerly of Everett on December 10. Loving mother of Derek Fonseca of Miami Beach, FL, Shannon Sullivan and Roseann Sullivan both of Stoneham. Daughter of the late Martha C. Brady and Gordon Hughes. Sister of Arlene, Greg, Rosemary, Sonny, Barbara, Jane, Sheila, Ellen, Louise, Mary-Jean, Anne, Kathy, Beth and Tina. Also survived by 1 beautiful grandson Joseph and many nieces, nephews and friends. Service to be held on Wednesday, December 17 at First Church of the Nazarene, Eastern Ave, Malden at 9:00 AM. Relatives & friends are kindly invited. Visiting Hours are Tuesday 4 -8 PM at Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett. Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. Brenda was a long time preschool teacher at Sunshine Christian Day Care in Malden.

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Theresa
  
Oh AUNTIE BRENDA,
I miss you so much. Me, ma and the kids visited your and nana''s stone. Ithink of you often, not forgetting the fun over the years.I am blessed to have these memories.Shannon,Rosanne, Derek I miss you.When I come home It feels like we will see there at my mothers house like before...kisses to you Joey.

Rod & Deb Rivera
   Posted Thu December 11, 2008
We've shared many laughs and tears with Brenda. She exemplified God's love and grace. Brenda was so "real" and down to earth. We have been blessed by her friendship.
May God's peace surround her family at this time. You are not alone and you are loved.

Blessings,
Rod & Deb Rivera

Roseann Sullivan
   Posted Thu December 11, 2008
I love you mom, YOU ARE MY HERO.

I Miss You,
Roseann

love you niece lucy
   Posted Thu December 11, 2008
Sweet Auntie Brenda,I'm so sorry for the pain!You was a wonderful aunt, and the whole family is gonna miss you so much!Your sweet smile,your beautiful green eye's,your laughter when the family would get to gather. we all love you very much know you can be our special Angel to watch over the family.Ilove you auntie brenda, now your not in pain no more.your in my prays

Susan McCann
   Posted Fri December 12, 2008
Brenda,Your courage and strenght will be with me always. I am so blessed to have known you.thank You for your kindness and genorous heart You will be greatly missed. May God bless all your children.Susan and Cassie

Judi Barratt
   Posted Fri December 12, 2008
Derek, Shannon, and Roseanne,

Your Mom was an inspiration to all of us. She lived out her faith daily and now will receive her richly deserved reward.

We will miss her greatly and "the girls" will always be there for you.

Love,
Judi

Tandah Etienne
   Posted Fri December 12, 2008
Mom,

How bittersweet a time this is. Bitter because you are no longer in our physical presence yet sweet for you are no longer experiencing agony.

You are alongside your Lord whom you have worshipped and praise for years. Also those, like your sibilings and mother who have parted before you now joyously reunit with you, embracing you with open arms.

You have blessed me and others with years of dedication to church, Sunshine Christian Daycare, friends, and most importantly family... I am so glad you have welcomed me into yours.

The wonderful memories I share with you will always comfort me and attempt to fill this void.

THANK YOU for treating me as if I were one of your own. The nurture you have shown me is unmeasurable and has help to mold me into the woman I am today.

You will always be a part of me for you have written your name on my heart.

I LOVE YOU MOM, YOU ARE MY ANGEL!

Jim and Deanna Murray
   Posted Fri December 12, 2008
We love you and know that the heavens are rejoicing! See you soon. Jim and Deanna

Shannon Sullivan
   Posted Fri December 12, 2008
Mom,

You gave me a special gift that I will hold in my heart forever. You are at peace now and no longer in pain. The battle we faced together was a tough one, but you were a fighter and you gave me the strength to do it. You made me into the woman I am today and I thank you for that. I know you are watching over me, Roseann, Derek, Nathan and Joey everyday.

I love you.

Kathy and Jack Simmons
   Posted Fri December 12, 2008
God bought our families together and I thank Him every day for allowing our lives to be intertwined with such a beautiful spirit. Our time together was too short, but Brenda's impact on our lives will never end. We look forward to being reunited with our sweet friend in a better place one day.

Heather Simmons
   Posted Fri December 12, 2008
brenda

i truly wish we had more time to get to know each other. In the time we did spend togeher, I realized why i have such a close connection with roseanne, she was raised around your gracious sweet spirit. your open heart and amazing understanding was very impersionable in our short time together so i can only imagine what an important position you played in the lifes of many others . i miss you and im sorry.

with love, heather

YOUR SISTER, ARL
   Posted Fri December 12, 2008
HI BREN,
IT'S ME ARL,I CANNOT BELIEVE IT WHEN I SEE YOUR NAME ON THIS OBITUARY GUESTBOOK. HARD TO BELIEVE YOU ARE GONE.

IT BROKE MY HEART TO SEE YOU SUFFER, AND ALSO TO WATCH THE PAIN IN THE THREE KID'S EYES, THAT STEMMED FROM THEIR BROKEN HEARTS.

YOU ARE THE BABY SISTER TO GREG AND I, AND WILL NEVER LEAVE OUR HEARTS BREN. YOU ARE NOT HERE PHYSICALLY TO BE WITH US.
BUT, YOU WILL BE WITH US DAILY, SPIRITUALLY. THE TEARS FLOW SO EASILY MISSING YOU SO MUCH. ME AND GREG CAN HARDLY STAND IT. WHEN YOU LEFT US BRENDA, A PIECE OF OUR HEARTS WERE CARRIED TO HEAVEN BY THE ANGELS WITH YOU.

I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT ME AND GREG WILL ALWAYS BE HERE FOR, DEREK, SHANNON, ROSEANN AND NATHAN AND BABY JOEY. THEY CAN COUNT ON US ALWAYS. WE LOVE THEM ALL.

BRENDA, YOU ARE IN HEAVEN WITH OUR MASTER, JESUS, AND WITH HIM CAN WATCH OVER US ALL. WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH, MISS YOU SO MUCH AND THE PAIN OF YOU GONE HURTS, BUT, WITH OUR FAITH WE KNOW, IT IS GOOD YOU ARE IN HEAVEN FREE OF ALL THE HORRIBLE PAINS YOU WENT THROUGH FOR FIFTEEN MONTHS.

LOVE YOU BREN,
ARLENE AND GREG AND OUR FAMILIES

Jim and Mary Freeman
   Posted Sat December 13, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of grief and loss.

Debbie Bonadies
   Posted Sat December 13, 2008
We have lost a beautiful woman this week. Recently, I had the honor of finally meeting Brenda and I will never forget her. Though our time was short, I was able to see why my sister Kathy had felt so close to this sweet lady.
God bless the family as they struggle with this loss. Please know that our prayers are with you all.

God bless and peace...

Jim & Helen Cargill
   Posted Sat December 13, 2008
Derek Shannon Roseann,

Brenda was truly one of a kind and I'm so glad God brought her into our lifes. She had such a sweet spirit and strong faith and taught us all about God's love and grace by example.

Brenda could make you laugh with just one word or a look.

Her greatest joy were you kids and she was so proud of all of you.

Love,
Helen & Jim

Matthew Howe
   Posted Sat December 13, 2008
May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. My deepest sympathy goes out to your family, friends and loved ones.

Valerie Mac Neill
   Posted Sat December 13, 2008
Auntie Brenda,

I miss you so very much. I will treasure the happy memories that I have had fun making with you over the years. Your humor was only one of the things that made you so special. I watched as you gracefully endured so much pain from this cancer. Not once did I hear you complain or ask "why me". I marvel at your faith, bravery and strength. You were truly a role model, not only for your children but for all of us. Your faith only grew stronger with each day you got sicker. I know you will always be with us and watching over us, especially baby Joey. I know you will be his guardian angel. My heart is heavy as I write this, but I know you are with Jesus. and at peace. I will love and miss you forever.

Love Val

Roseann Sullivan
   Posted Sat December 13, 2008
Mom,

It gets harder as the days go by for me. I can still hear your voice, and feel your gentle touch. I miss you so much. It gives me peace to know you are not in pain anymore, but it also makes me angry and sad that you had to feel any pain at all. Cancer should never have happened to a woman like you. I love you, Brenda baby, you will live in my heart forever. Thanks for everything, Ma, I mean that from the bottom of my heart. You are the strongest person I know. Please watch over me, my son and the rest of our family. I love you more than words could ever say.

Your Daughter,
Roseann Michelle

Roseann Sullivan
   Posted Sat December 13, 2008
Mom,

It gets harder as the days go by for me. I can still hear your voice, and feel your gentle touch. I miss you so much. It gives me peace to know you are not in pain anymore, but it also makes me angry and sad that you had to feel any pain at all. Cancer should never have happened to a woman like you. I love you, Brenda baby, you will live in my heart forever. Thanks for everything, Ma, I mean that from the bottom of my heart. You are the strongest person I know. Please watch over me, my son and the rest of our family. I love you more than words could ever say.

Your Daughter,
Roseann Michelle

Laurie
   Posted Sun December 14, 2008
auntie Brenda....
you were one of the kindest people that I ever met & knew.
You will be very missed.
you will be in my heart and prayers every day & night.
I love you very much.
Laurie Mazzochia
P.S.
Merry Christmas to everyone.
I'm sorry for your Loss

Sheila McNiff
   Posted Sun December 14, 2008
Dear Derek, Shannon, Roseann, Nathan, & Joey,

My love & prayers are with you always. You're Mom & Nana are within your heart & spirit. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Love Your Aunt Sheila

Michelle Peterson
   Posted Mon December 15, 2008
Brenda Michelle,

You were one of the first women in my life that indulged me as a child and made me feel special. You brushed my hair for hours and always made me feel pretty. You were such a good friend to me, and I love you dearly. You were such a ray of sunshine in my life.

Michelle Brenda

Mary Jean Hughes
   Posted Mon December 15, 2008
Dear Derek, Shannon, Roseann and Joey,

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

I know how happy my mother and father are in heaven to be greeting and loving Brenda!

Your mom was an incredible person full of love, faith, and strength.

How blessed am I to be related to her and all of you.

Love,
Aunt Mary Jean

Louise Muench
   Posted Mon December 15, 2008
Earth Angel Brenda,
I guess God knew you were too good for this world. He truly gave us a wonderful gift when you were born. I miss you so much. I know you will busy watching over your beautiful children and their families. I was so glad to have seen Joey with you, your shadow! You moved he moved. Now you will be shadowing him. Your children are beautiful, strong people, because of the role model they had in you.
Anyone that did not have the honor and pleasure of knowing you missed a great spiritual experience. God knew you were too good for this world and He took you home with all the angels. Oh and I know heaven sang out when you arrived there. I miss you so much! You always were there to lift spirits!
Love,
Louise

nancy scoppa
   Posted Mon December 15, 2008
Mrs. B..
Where do I begin.. I miss you and love you so much.. you have always been my favorite.. we have had so many good times and laughs together..you were there for me when my mother past and I will be there for your girls and for Derek & Joey too.. I love you Aunty Brenda and everytime I hear a Billy Joel song, I will just smile to myself and remember what a great time we had..
I pray for you and I know you are in heaven so please say hello to my mom and grandma and the rest of the family and watch over us... I will see you again one day..until then I hold you dear in my heart..
love always your neice nan xoxoxoxo

Katie Sullivan
   Posted Mon December 15, 2008
Shannon, Roseann & Derek,

Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Your mom was a beautiful person and this is reflected in all of you.

We love you and we're here for you if you need us.

Love, Uncle Johnny, Katie, Grace & John

Marie Mazzochia
   Posted Mon December 15, 2008
Auntie Brenda,

I want to thank you for including me in your family activities, and for celebrating a 16th birthday party for me.

I will always remember you as a kind hearted and soft spoken person; who was dedicated to her immediate and extended family.

You had a strong faith and chose to live your accordingly; treating "everyone" with respect.

I am glad I had the opportunity to spend time with you this summer;
I was able to know you more intimately.

I watched you as you struggled to maintain your life with cancer. You made the most of your current circumstances and continued to seek peace and resolution by attending church and reading spiritual books.

I will always remember your words when you spoke of your family with love and pride for Derek, Shannon, Roseann, and Joey. You were so proud of Derek for becoming an entrepreneur. Shannon lived with you, and she supported you through all of your medical appointments. Roseann matured into a woman and loving mother. Joey...ah Joey, he was "your medicine", and you wanted the most for his future.

Derek, Shannon, Roseann, and Joey took tender care of you; to heal you and nurture you. I know your love will continue to grow for your family.

Auntie Brenda, you touched the lives of so many people from your large biological and church family; to your many friends, including Corinne. There are so many children who are better off for having had you as their day care teacher.

Rest well and know that you will be missed and always treasured in our hearts.

Lovingly Your niece,

Marie

Jessica Savilonis
   Posted Mon December 15, 2008
Derek, Shannon, Roseann,

Your mom was truely an inspiration to all of us. A woman with such a strong belief in her family, you all are what made her the loving person we will all miss so much. My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you.
Ms. Brenda thank you for the incredible opportunity to get to know and your family. I can still here your soft voice grow louder and louder as RA did as she pleased. : I will always remember the good times we had. May you now rest in peace and I promise to always keep you close to my heart. Your children will be ok they are as strong as you made them. They will make you proud, so as you watch over all of us please remember we will always love you!!!! Now go enjoy life as the "Angel" you are...

Love always
Jessica

Andrea
   Posted Tue December 16, 2008
Auntie Brenda,

No words could ever express how much you are going to be missed. You will always be in my heart and prayers.

Love Andrea

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Alexandra Escalera
   Posted Tue December 16, 2008
My Auntie she was one to make you laugh or make you cry.
With a Big Heart full of Love to Share.
She could talk for hours,
Or in the end not at all.
But with or without words each one knew who they were to Brenda,
# 1 and that's all!
A special place she had for each one,
Her Heart was so Big she'd let anybody in.
But family came 1st and friends dear as well,
She'd never give up,
She was so swell.
The cancer kept creeping,
and doing it's work,
But Auntie Brenda wouldn' have it,
And she fought it and fought it with all of her might.
Then came the day,
She was heard to say,
"I am ready to go on my way."
Soon Heavens Doors Opened,
And Angels Sang LOUD,
For Auntie Brenda was there now,
And Look at the crowd....
They had been waiting to meet her and greet her at last!
And then Jesus Her Savior His arms open wide, said "Well done my good and faithful servant" with tears in His eyes.
Now our Dear precious Brenda is waiting for all the FAITHFUL and LOVED Ones to Follow Her PATH!

I'll always Love and Miss You,
Your Neice,
Alexandra Rose Escalera

Kim Walker
   Posted Tue December 16, 2008
Derek, Shannon & Rosanne
Your mother was such a beautiful and special person, an unsung hero. She served the Lord with all her heart and is now rewarded in heaven. I will continue to keep you in my prayers. Let me know if you need anything. Much Love
The Walkers

Tracey, Ronnie, Danielle and Christopher Benson
   Posted Wed December 17, 2008
Auntie Brenda,

There is a lot of beautiful things to say about you. The first thing that comes to our mind is the fact that you always had a kind word to say about everyone. You never missed any invitation to our home or seeing our children. We thank you for that. Your soft spoken voice and kind nature will always be remembered. We know that Jesus received another Angel today. I also want to personally thank you for always making me a big part of the family. I also want to thank you for telling me you LOVE me every time you saw me. I knew you really meant it! We LOVE and MISS you and you will be in our prayers forever. Rest in Peace our Sweet Auntie Brenda.

Love,
Ronnie, Tracey, Danielle and Christopher Benson

Tracey, Ronnie, Danielle and Christopher Benson
   Posted Wed December 17, 2008
Derek, Shannon, RoseAnn and The Family,

Even though we are not there today. We are thinking of you all in Spirit. Your Mom was a beautiful person and there is endless things to say about her. We are proud of you guys as well for your Mom really did a good job raising you guys to be the good people you are. I know Mom would be very proud of you too. We are sending our Love to you all on this tough time.

Love to You,
Ronnie, Tracey, Danielle and Christopher Benson

Wayne and Kathy Kardos
   Posted Thu December 18, 2008
I remember Brenda at Tracey and Rons house and at Rosies house on different occassions she was a quiet woman and was very kindhearted. May she rest in peace forever with the Lord. love Wayne and Kathy Kardos Tracey and Rons parents in Florida

Roseann Sullivan
   Posted Tue December 30, 2008
Miss you so much Ma... I think about you all the time. Love you always,

RA

Nicole Martins
   Posted Wed January 07, 2009
Roseann and Shannon,

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. Your mom really was such an incredibly sweet, kind and humble person. My mom always liked her so much and referred to her as "one of the sweetest people she had ever met".

Stay strong.

Love, Nicole

Shannon
   Posted Tue January 13, 2009
Ma,

I'm moving out of the place we made our home for the last 5 years. It has been really hard to be there without you, but I'm glad I got to stay for a little while to do what I had to do and to say goodbye. I am on my way to a new begining and my life as an adult woman. I promised you I was going pursue my dreams, and one day have a family of my own, and i know you will be there along with me. Corinne has been so good to me and has helped me make the transition into her home. I love you and miss you everyday.


~Shannon

Roseann
   Posted Mon February 02, 2009
I miss you so much. <3

Roseann
   Posted Thu May 21, 2009
Hey Ma,

Well we moved back to Georgia!! I signed up for college, and start June 1st for Medical Assisting!! I know you always wanted me to go to college. I wish you could be here to watch me grow. Speaking of growing, Joeys 2 birthday is coming up quick!! I cant believe it.. His party at your house last year was so much fun.. I'll give him a kiss for you on the big day!! He says your name alot, you know.. Na-Na!! Everytime he sees your picture = I wish you could see our new house. You would love it. I know you are with me in spirit everywhere I go. I miss you soooo much Ma. I cant even express it. I love you, and think about you everyday. Please continue to watch over us. I love you so much.

RA

love lucy
   Posted Wed December 09, 2009
SWEET,LOVLEY AUNTIE BRENDA,I can't believe it has been a year,i've been thinking alot about you.Your b-day just past and i was remembering your party last yr.I miss you,know the hoilday's are back around so fast i will be missing your sweet smile a face of an Angle.say hi to the rest of the fam. you'll prob. be haveing a better time then all of us.ha ha the brady bunch!!!!love you... alway's in my thoughts&prayer's.

love lucy
   Posted Wed December 09, 2009
SWEET,LOVLEY AUNTIE BRENDA,I can't believe it has been a year,i've been thinking alot about you.Your b-day just past and i was remembering your party last yr.I miss you,know the hoilday's are back around so fast i will be missing your sweet smile a face of an Angle.say hi to the rest of the fam. you'll prob. be haveing a better time then all of us.ha ha the brady bunch!!!!love you... alway's in my thoughts&prayer's.