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Death and grief are common human experiences, yet these experiences tend to be different for every individual. As a result, Hamilton's Academy of Grief & Loss offers a wide variety of resources available to you and your family as you begin to work through your grief.
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Monday, March 20, 2017
5:00-7:00 pm
7:00 pm Vigil Service
Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church
510 E 1st Street
Ankeny, Iowa


Tuesday, March 21, 2017
10:30 am
Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church
510 E 1st Street
Ankeny, Iowa


Glendale Cemetery
Des Moines, Iowa


Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

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Lucille M. Sullivan


Lucille Sullivan, 73, passed away March 15, 2017, in Des Moines, IA. She was born in Melrose, IA on May 29, 1943, to parents Leo and Evelyn Scieszinski.

Lucy was united in marriage to James Sullivan on September 14, 1962, in Des Moines. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who always took time for her family, especially her grandchildren.

Lucy had a zest for life, a great sense of humor, and was a feisty “mostly” Irish woman. She and James wintered in Florida for many years and she loved spending time at the lake with family and friends. Lucy also enjoyed gardening, camping, and was always up for a game of Euchre.

Lucy is survived by her husband of 54 years, James; children, Alan (Gail) Sullivan, Robert Sullivan, Kelly (Bob) Perkins, Rhonda (Jim) Raymond, Frank (Tammy) Sullivan, and Mary (Tim) White; 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; brothers, David, Donald (Joan), and Gene (Patti); loved by all. She was preceded in death by her sons, Christopher and James Jr.; her parents, and brother, Raymond.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, 510 E. 1st Street in Ankeny, with burial at Glendale Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church Monday evening from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., with a Vigil service beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

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