Omega Mu Voices, Edward O'Bara
Omega Mu Voices
Omega Mu Pledge Brothers
Ed O'Bara and Mike Sullivan
Left to Right: Jim Hayes, Mike Sullivan, Paul Wood, John Zinno, Paul Roy, Buster Marzinzak, Jim Walsh, Bill Pond, Jim McLean, Dennis McKenna, Russ Ross, Pat Ladd, Ed O'Bara, John Halloran, Jim Browne
Mike Sullivan and Bruce Kubik in Florida, and I believe Bob Doyle is taking the picture.
After graduating from the University of Maine, Mike started working in the nuclear industry, traveling around the country with Tony Flaherty and a number of other friends. In addition, at this time, Mike was also a Deadhead, following the Grateful Dead in his travels.
Periodically, Mike returned home, and then he started working closer to his home near Cape Cod, and it was here that Mike met his wife, Nancy, who worked in local restaurants while going to school to earn her teaching degree in order to start her career in education.
Mike and Nancy married, and then they had two children, Ray and Meghan. Ray graduated from the Berklee School of Music, and then he played in a band and taught music in public and private schools. Meghan works in the hospitality business and has three children, and this has created a great deal of happiness with the grandchildren thing!
Mike settled down and worked at the Seabrook, N.H. nuclear power plant where he made a very good living, especially during the refueling time periods. He loved the beach where he would set up his big umbrella and have a few beers, good food, and a basic good time meeting and talking to everybody.
They also had a cottage on beautiful Newfound Lake in New Hampshire where they would spend many summer weekends.
The onset of Alzheimers was a slow process in developing until Mike entered the nursing home . He received good care and remained a very happy patient as everybody worked through the Covid situation. Always remember Mike as someone who cared deeply and took good care of his friends and family; a good athlete who always exceeded his talent, and a very generous person.
“What if the space be long and wide,
That parts us from our brother’s side
A soul-joined chain unites our band,
And memory links us hand in hand.”
(Phi Gamma Delta fraternity song)
Chip Chapman, ’82
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