It is with great personal sadness, and a very heavy heart that I write to inform you of the death of my father, retired LIUNA General Secretary-Treasurer and Coordinator of the LIUNA National Retiree Council, and 66-year LIUNA member, Terence J. O’Sullivan. My father is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years and my mother, Lenora; as well as by his son, Kevin; his daughter, Kathleen; son-in-law, Shawn; grandchildren Brendan, Caitlin, Connor, Keara, and Giovanna; brother, Brendan; and numerous other family members including myself and my wife Yvette.
During a career that spanned six decades, my father left a larger-than-life legacy that will continue to benefit members of our great International Union for generations to come. He worked passionately and tirelessly on behalf of LIUNA, our members, and their families, He was a Laborers’ Laborer who never shied away from telling it like it is. Quite simply, he did it the LIUNA way.
My father was a man who dedicated his life to fighting for workers’ rights, and for social and economic justice. A proud Irish-American and United States Marine, his life was defined by his service to his family, to his country, to his union, and to his community. While, like many of your ancestors, my father came from extreme poverty, our union found him, and provided my father, and three generations of O’Sullivans, a path to the middle class and the ability to achieve the American dream. He was devoted to providing the same hope and opportunities to all workers.
Terence J. O’Sullivan was my father, my mentor, my friend, and my hero; he will be dearly missed.
Friends are invited to call on the family on Friday, April 8, from 1:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m., and again from 6:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m., at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, 9902 Braddock Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22032, telephone 703-425-9702. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean, Virginia 22101, on Saturday, April 9, at 1:00 p.m., telephone 703-356-1255.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the LIUNA Charitable Foundation, 905 16th St NW, Washington DC 20006
Terry O’Sullivan-LIUNA General President