Irma Sullivan

Obituary of Irma Mary Sullivan

Port Leyden- Irma Mary Sullivan, 83, South Elm Street, widow of Percy A., passed away at her residence on Saturday, January 15, 2022, while surrounded by the loving care of her family. Irma was born on April 19, 1938, a daughter of Robert and Susan Vergia McIntyre. She grew up in Lyonsdale and graduated from Port Leyden High School, with the Class of 1957. On June 29, 1957, Irma was united in marriage with Percy A. Sullivan at St. Martin’s Church, Port Leyden. Thereafter the couple lived on Ann St. Boonville, before moving to Port Leyden, many years ago. Their marriage was an expression of unselfish love until Mr. Sullivan, who was employed at Georgia Pacific Paper Co. and operator of Sullivan’s Small Engine Repair Service of Port Leyden, passed away on December 21, 2013. Always an industrious and hardworking person, Irma was employed at Slims Restaurant, Boonville, Lowville Tree Nursey and Lallies Mfg. Co, Port Leyden. Her last employment for many years was as a cook and later as manager of the cafeteria, at South Lewis School System, Turin. While employed at South Lewis School, Irma quickly became “everyone’s favorite lunch lady!” Mrs. Sullivan was a member of St. Martin’s Church, Port Leyden, and also a member of St. Martin’s Altar & Rosary Society. Irma was a 54-year member of J.S. Koster Hose Co. Ladies Auxiliary, Port Leyden. Irma always considered her fellow members of the fire company ladies’ auxiliary to be a part of her family and referred to the members as her auxiliary sisters. She was also a member of Country Cousin Red Hat Society. Irma will be fondly remembered along with her husband, Percy, who made their home in Port Leyden as “The Community Home to go to,” where everyone was welcomed with open arms. Irma and Percy greatly enjoyed doing for others and their large displays of Christmas lights which graced their lawn every year. She was an avid fan of Elvis Presley and especially of the Christmas songs performed by Elvis. Christmastime was Irma’s favorite time of the year. For many years she enjoyed bowling. Irma greatly loved her family and time spent with her loved ones. She is survived by eight children: Rebecca Sullivan, Lyons Falls, Jeanie Zeigler, Boonville, Steven (Dawn) Sullivan, Remsen, Margaret (Sullivan) Krokowski, Port Leyden, Tracy (John) Hastwell, III. Boonville, Jeffrey (Sheila) Sullivan, Port Leyden, Charles (Starr) Sullivan, Constableville, Janet (Matthew) Evans, Brantingham, many grandchildren and many many great grandchildren; her step mom, Vivian McIntyre, Port Leyden and her siblings; Rosie Marshall, Alabama JoAnn (Mark) Malone, Port Leyden, Kathy Huzzy, Lyons Falls, Pat Smith (Jim Bush), Port Leyden, Nancy (Skip) Fruin, Port Leyden, Debbie McIntyre, Port Leyden and Cindy McIntyre, TN. She was predeceased by two sisters, Stella Burnham, Betty Rennie and by one brother, William McIntyre; two sons in law; Mark R. Krokowski, Cory Zeigler and by grandchildren, Bradley Irving Zeigler and Adrianna Rochelle Evans. Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of Irma’s life at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at the community room at the Port Leyden Fire Hall. Contributions of food may be taken to the fire hall on Saturday from 9:00 A.M. on. Memorial contributions may be made to J.S. Koster Hose Company (Port Leyden Fire Company), P.O. box 652, Port Leyden, NY 13433. Her arrangements are entrusted to Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville

Celebration of Irma's Life

1:00 pm
Saturday, January 22, 2022
Port Leyden Fire Hall
Douglas Street
Port Leyden, , New York, United States

Contributions of Food

Contributions of food may be taken to the Community Room of Port Leyden Fire Hall on Saturday, January 22, 2022, from 9:00 A.M. on.