Georgette E. Sullivan

Georgette E. Sullivan died peacefully of natural causes at Crosslands Retirement Community in Kennett Square on Thurs. Jan 14. She was 93 years old. Born in France she spoke French in her family of origin.

In high school in Oakland, Calif., she was president of the Girls' Athletic Association, and captain of the high school softball team. Georgette's married life was dedicated to her children Michele, Kenneth and Dennis, and husband Robert.  She had a passion for nurturing and caring for nature and all creatures large and small. Active in her children's scouting and school programs, she and Robert sponsored several international students and volunteered generously to many local causes. They travelled extensively, "chasing" birds to many places in the world. In her mid 50s she and her husband served in the Peace Corps in Swaziland.

People who knew her would describe her as bright, funny, compassionate, caring, humble and eager to learn. A good listener, she was vibrant, energetic, adventuresome, courageous, artistic, had a strong sense of integrity and was a very good cook.

She loved reading Shakespeare, watching baseball (her favorite was the double play no matter which team), playing Scrabble, book repair, Ping Pong (She was a "killer" player), opera, gardening and birding. She was widely admired and loved and will be missed by many.

She is survived by her daughter Michele and her husband Jim; her sons Kenneth and his wife Carolyn and Dennis Sullivan; by her beloved sister, Rosemarie and her husband John and their sons and daughter, Steve, Eric and Renee Johnson. Georgette had grandchildren and great grandchildren all of whom live in Australia.

A memorial meeting for worship will be held at Centre Monthly Meeting, 311 Center Meeting Rd., Greenville, DE 19807 on Feb. 6, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers please, donations may be made to any of the following, Centre Monthly Meeting, Pat Roberston Treasurer, attn: Freeman Miller, 5 Log Church Rd., Centreville, DE 19807, Forgotten Cats: Prescott Audubon Society: or the National Park Service:  Arrangements are being handled by the Kuzo & Grieco funeral home (610-444-4116) of Kennett Square.  To share a memory with her family, please visit

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