Mary Neel "Cissy" Sullivan

October 21, 1935 - June 25, 2020

Mary Neel “Cissy” Sullivan, 84, of Owensboro, Ky., passed away June 25, 2020 at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Henderson, Ky. to the late James N. and Evelyn Carroll Neel on October 21, 1935. Cissy was a graduate of Holy Name of Jesus High School, attended Brescia University and was a 1957 graduate of the University of Kentucky.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 59 years, Ronald M. Sullivan, and their children, Patricia Anne (Richard) Thomas, Shannon Marie (William) Wright and R. Michael (Lisa) Sullivan and her grandchildren, Garrett Michael Thomas, Caroline Sullivan Thomas and her fiancé Ryan McConville, Ellen Medley (Joseph) MacEwan, William O. Wright, Jr. and Caitlin, Michael and Annie Sullivan and nieces and nephews.

Cissy’s three brothers, James N., Henry C., and Malcolm E. Neel predeceased her.

Cissy loved her involvement with her family, especially her grandchildren, her many friends, her summer home on Cape Cod, UK Basketball, her service for Owensboro Catholic Schools and St. Stephen Cathedral, and her membership in The Hospital Guild, the Fleur de Lis Garden Club, and her bridge club.

The funeral Mass will be at 12:00 noon Monday, June 29, 2020, at St. Stephen Cathedral. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm Sunday at the Cathedral with prayers at 5:00 pm and after 11:00 am Monday. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery. The number of those attending the visitation and funeral Mass for Mrs. Sullivan shall be within current Health and Safety Directives. Family and friends shall wear appropriate personal protective masks and enter the front doors of the Cathedral on Locust St.

Care by Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Stephen Cathedral or Owensboro Catholic Schools.

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