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Margaret C. Brosnan Sullivan

January 21, 1925 ~ July 4, 2021 (age 96)


Margaret C. Brosnan Sullivan passed away peacefully on July 4, 2021 at Hope Village in Canby, Oregon after a long illness.  She was 96.

Mrs. Sullivan was born on January 21, 1925 in Portland, Oregon.  She graduated from St. Mary Magdalene High School (The Madeleine) and attended the University of Oregon.  In the 1940s, as a young woman of independent spirit, she was one of the early flight attendants for United Airlines, but due to the rules of the time, she had to resign when she married her husband, Thomas D. Sullivan, in 1947.  They were married 65 years. 

Mrs. Sullivan was a long-time resident of Lake Oswego, Oregon and a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.  In later years, she lived at the Calaroga Terrace in Portland.  Her love of travel never diminished and following her husband's retirement, they traveled the world together often by freighter.  She also enjoyed spending time at the Oregon coast, especially in Arch Cape and Cannon Beach.

Margaret is survived by her four children:  T. Dennis Sullivan and his wife Susan of Brooklyn, NY, Mary K. Lally and her husband Brian of Canby, OR, William J. Sullivan of Portland, OR and James P. Sullivan and his wife Missy of Chicago, IL; her six grandchildren:   David, Steven, Michael, Anna, Riley, and Marlena; and her great grandson, Henry.

A funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church (The Madeleine), 3123 NE 24th Avenue in Portland on Thursday, July 29 at 11:00 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Blanchet House.  Arrangements by Riverview Abbey Funeral Home. 







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Funeral Mass
July 29, 2021

11:00 AM
Madeline Parish

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