Muriel Germaine Weeks Sullivan
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Muriel Germaine Weeks Sullivan, age 98, died Saturday, April 9, 2022, in Hagerstown, Maryland after a brief illness. Until her illness, she was living independently at Homewood in Williamsport, Maryland.
Muriel was born in Chilton, Wisconsin in 1923. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She started her career as an educator, then worked in journalism and later in public relations.
In 1949, Muriel married James Sullivan, her beloved husband of 49 years. The couple lived in Madison, Wisconsin, before moving to Falls Church, Virginia in 1961. James worked at the Department of Agriculture for both the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, and later worked for the national AARP organization until his retirement. Muriel worked in public relations for the American Red Cross chapter in Arlington, Virginia.
In 1987, after James's retirement, the couple moved to Charlottesville, Virginia. In 2014, Muriel moved to Homewood in Williamsport, Maryland, where she enjoyed various activities, including bridge and social events with family and friends. She was known for her friendliness, sparkling personality and quick wit. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins, who visited her regularly in Williamsport. She remained sharp, lively and intellectually curious her entire life.
Survivors include her son, Larry (Patricia) Sullivan, of Ontario, Oregon; her daughter, Patricia Vaughn, of Staunton, Virginia; her daughter, Mary Margaret (Mark) Malin of Charles Town, West Virginia; six grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
Muriel was preceded in death by her husband James (1998) and daughters Maureen (1960) and Kathleen (2020).
The family plans a memorial service for Muriel at her birthplace in Chilton, Wisconsin, in the Summer of 2022. Online condolences may be made at www.potomaccremation.com.