David O'Sullivan

  • Died: September 22, 2018
  • Location: New Rochelle, New York

Pelham Funeral Home

64 Lincoln Ave
Pelham, NY 10803

Tel. (914) 738-1060

Tribute & Message From The Family

David will be remembered as a kind, handsome, generous and genuine gentleman.

David O'Sullivan of New Rochelle, NY passed away on Saturday September 22, 2018.

Born in the Bronx to David Jerome O'Sullivan and Anna Maikish, David was the oldest of three children. He was raised in the Bronx where he attended St Helena's High School. Upon graduation he worked as an actor for several agencies. It was during his acting tenure that he would meet his soulmate Dorothy Galligan. After a short courtship, the couple would be engaged and later marry.

David and Dorothy would live on 57th street in Manhattan before moving to New Rochelle in 1986. David was a self made man, working many different careers. From the acting and modeling business, to the bar business and later owning a jewelry store in Queens, David was a man of many talents. Although he worked many jobs, his true passion was acting.

David loved everything nautical. He loved to spend time at the ocean or sit at the beach. If he wasn't traveling or going to the theatre with his wife you could catch him rooting for the Yankees or the NY Giants. He travelled the world and especially loved Ireland and Italy.

David will be remembered as a kind, handsome, generous and genuine gentleman. He loved to dream. He had no false ego and was always there to help a friend in need.

David is survived by his wife and soulmate Dorothy, his brother Stephen, his nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He is predeceased by his brother Bobby.

A celebration of David's life will take place at the Pelham Funeral Home, located at 64 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham, NY, on Thursday, September 27th from 5:00 to 9:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Saint Augustine's Church, 18 Cherry Ave, Larchmont NY on Friday, September 28th at 10:00 AM. Interment will be private. For more information or to leave a condolence please visit www.pelhamfuneral.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

To Dotty & the O'Sullivan Family So sorry for your loss with our sincere condolences. Dave is now the "STAR" at the Gate of Paradise.. (standing room only) will always remember him with that great SMILE and always his charming and easy going ways ..prays and Gods blessings to you and the family.Susan & Donald ..

Posted by Susan Kroner - Pearl River, NY - Friend   September 27, 2018

Dear Dorothy,
We are so sorry! Just know our thoughts are with you and will do anything to help.
Alan and Michelle

Posted by Alan Fisher - Treadwell, NY - Friend   September 26, 2018

Dave is onto the lead role in the heavens. His smile and kind heart will be greatly missed!

Posted by Karen Svaral - Levittown, NY - Family   September 26, 2018

Dear Cousin Dotty, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and to Dave's family. I have so many fond memories of Dave at a number of happy family occasions over the decades. He had a million dollar smile, which he brought with him everywhere. I am glad he is no longer suffering and is now in a better place, and with so many wonderful people who have gone before him. We will miss Dave. May God Bless, Cousin Rob Kwiatkowski

Posted by Rob Kwiatkowski - Springfield, VA - Family   September 26, 2018

Dearest Dorothy I am so so sorry to hear of your loss. With most sincere condolences love Jill

Posted by Jill Gurhan - Cedar grove, NJ - Friend   September 25, 2018

Dearest Dorothy, I am so sorry. i know how David suffered and how difficult the last years have been. your caring for him was an example to others of the love you shared. Sam and I are very happy we had the opportunity to be at Davids birthday party with you. May our Lord bless David and ease your pain. You have friends who love you and are here for you. Call when ever you need to talk. GOD GRANT US THE SERENITY TO ACCEPT THE THINGS WE CAN NOT CHANGE COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS WE CAN AND THE WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE. LOVE AND GOD BLESS, SANDY AND SAM

sandy erickson, stratford

Posted by sandy erickson - stratford, CT - Friend   September 24, 2018


I will always remember David as a kind, gentle, soft-spoken and sweet man. He always had a smile and kind word for his neighbors. May beautiful memories of your wonderful life together comfort you,Dorothy, at this difficult time... Our love always, Theresa and Mike, Chris, Amanda and Ollie

Posted by Theresa Vitanza-Sheldon - New Rochelle, NY - Friend   September 24, 2018

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