Diana W. Sullivan

  • Born: March 11, 1959
  • Died: July 11, 2019
  • Location: Bethlehem, New Hampshire

Pillsbury Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium

101 Union St
Littleton, NH 03561

Tel. (603) 444-3311

Tribute & Message From The Family


BETHLEHEM, NH -- On Thursday, July 11th, 2019, Diana Waverly Sullivan, beloved wife and cherished mother, passed away due to complications related to brain cancer. She was 60 years old.

Diana was born on March 11, 1959 in Long Island, NY to Thomas and Doris (Doughty) Cullen. She grew up in Levittown, NY and had fond memories of both her childhood in Levittown and her visits to her aunt and uncle's farm in Coram, NY. On May 28th, 1984, she married James Sullivan. They raised two daughters, Joanna and Amy. Diana worked tirelessly to create a beautiful home for her family, and often stayed up late into the night working on home decorating projects. At Christmastime she turned her home into a winter wonderland, earning her the nickname "Mrs. Christmas." In 2008, Diana moved to Bethlehem, NH with her husband and founded Bread of Life United Pentecostal Church. Diana sang and played guitar throughout her life and was the church's music director. She filled numerous other roles at Bread of Life UPC, including secretary, event planner, decorator, Bible study teacher, and board member. Diana also recently celebrated her 10-year anniversary at Littleton Coin Company, where she worked most recently as a special account representative.

Diana truly embodied the virtuous woman described in Proverbs 31. While we mourn her departure from this earth, we rest in knowing she is with Jesus. She will be missed by her husband, daughters, family, friends, co-workers, and all those who interacted with her. Diana was preceded in death by her brother, Benjamin "Benny," her mother, Doris, and her father, Thomas. She is survived by her husband, James; her two daughters, Joanna and Amy; her three brothers, Lance, Todd (Heather), and Clay (MaryAlice); and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

SERVICES – Calling hours will be held on Friday, July 19th from 5:30 to 8:00 PM at the Pillsbury Phaneuf Funeral Home, 101 Union Street in Littleton. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 20th at 11:00 AM at the Bread of Life United Pentecostal Church, 835 Profile Road, Bethlehem, NH. Burial will follow in the Maple Street Cemetery in Bethlehem.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry to hear of S is Sullivans passing,
Praying for you and the family at this time, May you find comfort in the comforter and each other hearts have bring peace to your hearts,
Prayers, Bro Sis Beesley
May the memories you

Posted by Gail & Paul Beesley - Lawrence, KS - Friend   July 25, 2019

I am so grateful that you befriended me when I married Reg-Todd. I appreciated our phone conversations and our too few meetings in person. We were sisters in law but more important sisters in Christ Jesus! I know you are in a better place with your mom and dad and Benny, and Becky and a host of other family members who love you as much as we do, but that doesn't make us miss you less.

Posted by Heather Cullen - Windsor, CA - Family   July 19, 2019

Jimmy, Joanna & Amy,

It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of Diana. She was a beautiful soul with a heart of gold that will be remembered forever. May she rest peacefully with no more suffering, at home in the house of the Lord. Our thoughts are with you all during this time, we have not been able to stop thinking about you guys and wish that we were able to be with you. Thinking of you always, wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow and comfort in the midst of pain. Rest peacefully Diana, you are loved and missed by so many.

-Don, Rose & Sullivan Family

Posted by Sullivan Family - Family   July 18, 2019

Dear family I sorry about your loss mother and wife and I will keep praying for you always and gone to Gone to heaven with Jesus and her other family God bless you guys all and I will keep praying

Posted by Delia Fleury - West Lebanon, NH - Significant Other   July 17, 2019

Dear Family;

I extend my sincere condolences on the loss of Diana. I've known Diana since my sister, Maryalice Cullen, started dating Clay. Diana was always very kind to me and even came to my home to make me curtains. I am so sorry for all the Sullivans and Cullens. My prayers are with you all.

Posted by Cathy Quinn - Storrs Mansfield, CT - Family Friend   July 16, 2019

Dear Family,
It's with heart-felt sympathy that I write this. I want to share a special memory of Sister Sullivan with you. It was when my husband, Tom passed away unexpectedly. She sought me out at a rally to convey her condolences with a tender, warm hug and said she would be praying for me. I honestly felt her prayers. When one is deep in shock and grief, these are precious memories that will linger in one's heart. I was and still am so grateful for that moment she introduced herself.

Posted by Brenda L Walker - Grafton, NH - Friend   July 16, 2019

My friend, my spirirual mother. It's not the begining that's matter, it is the end. You sparce the seeds, you plant on the kindom of God. I am sure that , you are harvestting in heaven. I love you Sister Sullivan.

Posted by Dayami Garcia - Lyndonville, VT - Friend   July 16, 2019

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Community Photos

Diana and Todd (aka Reg) in the California Redwoods after the 2015 Cullen Wedding in SF.