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History & Staff

Over 50 Years of Experience & Dedication

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In 1959 Guilford Funeral Home was opened by George F. Sullivan, Jr., who envisioned the need for a full servicing oriented funeral establishment to serve his community and the surrounding communities of Madison, Clinton, Killingworth and the Stony Creek, Branford areas. For thirty - five years George Jr. ran the family business with his father George F. Sullivan, Sr. by his side. Together they prided themselves on treating every family they served as they were part of their own family. Key elements to this accomplishment were to give the families the feeling of being their guest and as if they were their one and only funeral. Throughout the years the funeral home facility has seen many changes, which have enabled us to better serve our greater Guilford, but our commitment to personal service has stayed
the same.

The Sullivan Family believes in the importance of local ownership, so you can depend on our compassion and attentive personal service; that should be expected when choosing a funeral home.

Whether you are planning for future pre-arrangements, or have an immediate need, Guilford Funeral Home will provide complete funeral services; ranging from Customized Cremation and Burial Services to Traditional Burials. Our directors will work with you and your family to create an individual and personal ceremony. You are welcome to call us 24 hours a day and speak to one of the Sullivans.

 

Our Staff's Commitment to You.


Staff members of Guilford Funeral Home are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.

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GEORGE F. SULLIVAN, JR Pres. & CEO - Lic. Funeral Director since 1959

  • Guilford High School - Graduate - 1953
  • UCONN - Grad - 1957 - BS
  • American Academy Institute - Graduate - 1958
  • US Army National Guard veteran
  • Married & Three children, George III, Regina and Garret

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GEORGE F. SULLIVAN, III Vice-president & CFO - Lic. Funeral Director since 1998

  • Guilford High School - Graduate - 1992
  • St. Anselm College - 1996 - BA Criminal Justice
  • St. Anselm College Crew team - 1992 - 1995
  • Mount Ida College (New England Institute)-1998-AS Funeral Science
  • Married and three sons
  • Prior work ( Nikels Investigations, New Hampshire )
  • Interests - Community Volunteering - SARAH Foundation Board Member, Guilford Little League Coaching & Ascutney Mountain Ski Patrol, West Windsor, VT


George F. Sullivan, III has been involved as a licensed funeral director since 1998. He has been instrumental in the transition of our past attributes into today's business operation. While maintaining our traditional core values and today's business attitudes the Sullivan family has merged the two to help us better serve our greater Guilford community.

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GARRETT F. SULLIVAN Manager & COO - Lic. Funeral Director since 2010

  • Guilford High School - Graduate 2002
  • Roger Williams Univ. - 2006 - BA
  • McAllister / American Academy Institute - Grad. - 2009
  • Married and a daughter


In 2010, Garrett F. Sullivan completed his funeral studies American Academy / McAlister Institute in New York and joined our staff, shortly thereafter. He brings fresh new ideas to help maintain our family oriented independence. Garrett is active in Guilford Rotary Club and has a strong background in marketing and public relations. Which enable our family business to remain competitive; locally and in even further reaching communities, like Clinton, Westbrook and Old Saybrook.

Today, amidst all of the large funeral home conglomerates / corporations, we remain a private family owned and operated funeral home. Guilford Funeral Home / Sullivan's is the only family funeral home with over 65 years of combined dedication and experience - among the communities we primarily serve of Guilford, Madison, Clinton, Killingworth and even as far as Westbrook and Old Saybrook.  When you call or visit our home, you will always find a member of the Sullivan family. We'll always be here to help.

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GEORGE F. SULLIVAN, JR

Pres. & CEO - Lic. Funeral Director since 1959
  • Guilford High School - Graduate - 1953
  • UCONN - Grad - 1957 - BS
  • American Academy Institute - Graduate - 1958
  • US Army National Guard veteran
  • Married & Three children, George III, Regina and Garret
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GEORGE F. SULLIVAN, III

Vice-president & CFO - Lic. Funeral Director since 1998
  • Guilford High School - Graduate - 1992
  • St. Anselm College - 1996 - BA Criminal Justice
  • St. Anselm College Crew team - 1992 - 1995
  • Mount Ida College (New England Institute)-1998-AS Funeral Science
  • Married and three sons
  • Prior work ( Nikels Investigations, New Hampshire )
  • Interests - Community Volunteering - SARAH Foundation Board Member, Guilford Little League Coaching & Ascutney Mountain Ski Patrol, West Windsor, VT


George F. Sullivan, III has been involved as a licensed funeral director since 1998. He has been instrumental in the transition of our past attributes into today's business operation. While maintaining our traditional core values and today's business attitudes the Sullivan family has merged the two to help us better serve our greater Guilford community.

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GARRETT F. SULLIVAN

Manager & COO - Lic. Funeral Director since 2010
  • Guilford High School - Graduate 2002
  • Roger Williams Univ. - 2006 - BA
  • McAllister / American Academy Institute - Grad. - 2009
  • Married and a daughter


In 2010, Garrett F. Sullivan completed his funeral studies American Academy / McAlister Institute in New York and joined our staff, shortly thereafter. He brings fresh new ideas to help maintain our family oriented independence. Garrett is active in Guilford Rotary Club and has a strong background in marketing and public relations. Which enable our family business to remain competitive; locally and in even further reaching communities, like Clinton, Westbrook and Old Saybrook.

Today, amidst all of the large funeral home conglomerates / corporations, we remain a private family owned and operated funeral home. Guilford Funeral Home / Sullivan's is the only family funeral home with over 65 years of combined dedication and experience - among the communities we primarily serve of Guilford, Madison, Clinton, Killingworth and even as far as Westbrook and Old Saybrook.  When you call or visit our home, you will always find a member of the Sullivan family. We'll always be here to help.