Terence John "Terry" Sullivan, Sr.

  • Born: September 11, 1937
  • Died: November 11, 2019
  • Location: San Mateo, California

Sneider & Sullivan & O'Connell's Funeral Home - FD-230

977 S. El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94402

Tel. (650) 343-1804

Tribute & Message From The Family

Terence John Sullivan, Sr. (Terry), 82 resident of San Mateo, died on November 11, 2019. Terry was the son of the late Edward & Mae Sullivan born on September 11, 1937 in Oakland, CA. He was united in Holy Matrimony to Ann (McCarthy) Sullivan on September 28, 1963. This union was blessed with three children: Nancy Sullivan Mellen (Jeff), Denise Sullivan Coll (Bill) and Terence John Sullivan, Jr. (Jenelle). His legacy will live on through his grandchildren: Katherine, Annie & Sara Mellen, Adam (Marian) & Lauren Coll, Kaitlyn, Avery & Liam Sullivan and step grandchildren: Connor & Brendan Graville. He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, his sister Mary Sullivan Prolo (Jeff) and sister-in-law Sharon McCarthy along with many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his siblings: Donald E. Sullivan (Joan), Loretta McClellan (Lew) & Richard T. Sullivan, and his brother-in-law Daniel J. McCarthy, Jr.

Terry served the community of San Mateo for 38 years as the owner of Sneider & Sullivan Funeral Home and was a lifelong member of The Elks Lodge of San Mateo. Terry had a heart of gold and a huge Irish smile that lit up any room he walked in.

The Funeral Mass will be held at 2pm on Friday, December 6, 2019 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1 Notre Dame Ave., San Mateo. Please join the family in celebrating Terry's life after the Mass at The Elks Lodge, 229 W. 20th Avenue, San Mateo. Private inurnment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma, CA.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Fisher House Foundation to make a real difference in the lives of our service members, veterans, and their families. http://engage.fisherhouse.org/goto/TerenceJSullivan

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sunshine warm upon your face,
The rain fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I to express my condolences to Terry's family. He was good man if he graduated from Serra. May he rest in the Lord's bosom.

Posted by William Hildebrand - El Paso, TX   December 04, 2019

A major loss of one of my closest friends. A memory of him occurs every day and will continue for the rest of my life. My world was better for having known him.

Posted by Warren Joiner - San Mateo, CA - Friend   November 27, 2019


Sending our deepest condolences for your loss. May your warm and wonderful memories of your husband and father fill all your hearts with love and strength during this difficult time.
The Lovotti Family

Posted by Julia Lovotti - San Mateo, CA - Neighbor   November 18, 2019


Anne, Denise, Nancy, Terry & Family,
Our deepest sympathy to you and your families. We are thankful for the opportunity to meet him a long time ago. He was loved and he will live on in the memories of his family and friends.

Posted by GP, Michael & Martha, Josh & Becky, Erin & Diego Mellen-Flynn-Vogel-Felipe - Bradenton, FL - family   November 15, 2019

my deepest condolences to all the Sullivan clan. Terry was always a ray of sunshine whenever I had the opportunity to visit, even during our roughest times of family passing. He will never be forgotten. You remain in my prayers.

Posted by Kathleen St.Clair - San Mateo, CA - Family   November 14, 2019

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