Laura Doris (Santos) Sullivan, age 85, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021 at Orchard Valley at Wilbraham. Laura was born in Palmer on September 29, 1935, daughter of the late Antonio and Albertina (Chaves) Santos. She was raised and educated in Palmer, and was a 1953 Palmer High School Graduate. Laura was employed for many years as a Telephone Operator for New England Telephone and also for the Palmer Public School System, prior to her retirement. She was a faithful communicant of St. Mary's Church in Ware. Laura was a member of its Holy Rosary Society and a member of its former Ladies Guild. She along with her late husband donated much of their time to St. Mary's Rectory and St. Mary's Carnival. Laura is survived by her loving daughters: Lorrie Rowan of Palmer, Linde Skowronek of Belchertown, and Liane Gladkowski and her husband John of Palmer. She also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren: Neil, Stacy, Matthew, Maxwell, Jim and Alex, and four great-grandchildren. Laura also leaves behind her sisters; Carol Drown and Patricia Jusko, her brothers, Walter and George and many nieces and nephews. Sadly, Laura's beloved husband of 63 years, James P. Sullivan, passed away on October 12, 2019, and was also predeceased by her siblings: Alfred, Tommy, Tony, Daniel and Joseph, sisters: Irene Lewis, Mary Trybus, Rose Dugay, Lena Johnston and Otilia Santos. A Funeral Mass for Laura will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 10 AM in St. Mary's Church, 57 South Street Ware. Everyone will meet directly in the church on Thursday morning. Masks or Face Coverings must be worn and social distancing guidelines must be followed while in the church. Private burial will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery in Ware. There are no calling hours. Memorial Contributions may be made in Laura's memory to Orchard Valley at Wilbraham, 2387 Boston Road, Wilbraham, MA 01095. For more information and online guest book, please visit: www.cebulafuneralhome.com .
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