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.