Brian J. Sullivan

Monroe /
14 Aug 2019 | 07:58

Brian J. Sullivan of Monroe passed away Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at Orange Regional Medical Center in the Town of Wallkill. He was 54 years old.

The son of Thomas Sullivan and Catherine Clements Sullivan, he was born Feb. 17, 1965 in Brooklyn.

Brian was a Lieutenant for FDNY, Squad 41 in Bronx, NY. He was a proud member for the FDNY for 26 years, where he was a member of the FDNY Emerald Society.

Brian was also a member of Sacred Heart Church in Monroe.

Survivors include his wife Irene at home; his daughters Nicole and Samantha at home; his brothers Daniel Sullivan and his wife Anne of Monroe and John Sullivan and his wife Pat of Brooklyn; his sister Cathy Sullivan and her husband John of Harriman; and many nieces and nephews.

"This is a tragic loss for the Fire Department and for the City of New York," said NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. "Brian Sullivan was a dedicated Firefighter who put himself in harm’s way for 27 years to protect the lives of others. Our hearts and prayers go out to his wife Irene and daughters Nicole and Samantha."

FDNY Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro said: “Lieutenant Sullivan was a veteran fire officer and a dedicated member of our elite Special Operations Command who bravely served the Department for nearly three decades. The city and the entire Department mourn the loss of this brave individual who spent his career protecting life and property and rescuing others from harm.”

Visitation was held Aug. 14 and 15 at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe.

A Funeral Mass was held Aug. 16 at Sacred Heart Church, 26 Still Road, Monroe.

Interment followed at St. Columba Cemetery in Chester.

Memorial contributions may be made to the FDNY Foundation, 9 MetroTech Center Room 5E-9Brooklyn, NY 11201.

'We pledge to never forget FDNY Lieutenant Brian J. Sullivan'
The following statement was issued Aug. 14 by Lauren Profeta, executive director of Answer the Call:
We join all of New York City in mourning the loss of FDNY Lieutenant Brian J. Sullivan. Lieutenant Sullivan died this weekend from injuries sustained in the line of duty. A true hero, Lieutenant Sullivan bravely served in the FDNY as a 27-year veteran of the department.
We send our sincere condolences to Lieutenant Sullivan’s grieving family, Squad Company 41, and the entire FDNY community. All of New York City shares in this devastating loss and we vow to never forget the heroism and sacrifice of Lieutenant Sullivan.
Lieutenant Sullivan leaves behind a wife and two daughters. We will provide immediate support of $25,000 to his family and then aim to provide annual financial assistance to his widow for the rest of her life.