Celestia (Celeste) B. Sullivan, 99 of Lee’s Summit, MO passed away March 26, 2019. Visitation will be 6:00 – 7:30pm Friday March 29, 2019 at Langsford Funeral Home. Burial will be in Woodland Dell Cemetery in Wilbraham, MA at 11 a.m. on April 6, 2019. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Season’s Care Center/Activities, 15600 Woods Chapel Road, Kansas City, MO 64139
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Celeste was born Sept 10, 1919 in Fair Haven, Massachusetts. She was raised in New Bedford, Massachusetts. She spent much of her youth as a mermaid. Her first language was French, she learned English at the age of 16. She joined the Women’s Army Air Corps and served as a P-38 airplane mechanic during World World II. After discharge, she worked as a hair stylist and Minnechaug High School librarian. She moved to Lee’s Summit in 1996. She was an avid golfer, gardener and bridge player. She loved jewelry, muffins and a party.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Sullivan, Jr., identical twin sister Stella Rainville and sister Mabel Sutcliff.
Survivors include her daughters, Colleen Sullivan-Russo (husband Frank Russo) and Patricia Sullivan (Theodore Daley) and her grandson, William Joseph Russo.