551 Washington St., Rte 53 Hanover MA 02339
45 East Water St., Rockland MA 02370
PO Box 35 Hanson MA 02341

Losing a loved one is never easy. When you experience a loss, you need a strong support network to provide comfort and offer guidance. Let our caring and experienced professionals support you at this difficult time.

Our locations in Hanover, Rockland and Hanson, Massachusetts are here to serve you and support you through your grief. We offer a range of personalized services for either burial or cremation to suit your family's wishes and requirements. You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one. We will help guide you through the many decisions that must be made during this challenging time. 

Our History

Rockland 1929
Rockland 1929

Sullivan Funeral Home is one of the oldest funeral homes on the South Shore that is still owned and operated by the original family. There has been a Sullivan to help you in your time of need since J. Emmett Sullivan founded the business in 1897. Emmett ran the business out of the drug store he operated on East Water Street in Rockland.

In 1929 Emmett's son Albert joined the family business. Seeing the changes from wakes in the families home to more public places, Albert built one of the first homes in Massachusetts specifically for a funeral home.

Hanover 1959
Hanover 1959

In 1959 Albert and his wife Mary, bought an old New England farm house in Hanover. Originally built in 1750 by Isacc Perry, the farm house was updated and renovated, but the center chimney, cooking hearth and stone well still remain.

In 1963 Albert's oldest son Albert E. Sullivan Jr. joined the family business. After a period of failing health, Albert Sr. retired and Albert Jr. assumed responsibility and later ownership. In 1976 Albert Jr. and his wife Maryann expanded the family business further by building a new funeral home in Hanson. In designing the new funeral home, they made sure it would be large enough to accommodate the growing population of the South Shore.

In 1989 Albert Jr.'s middle son Robert joined the family business. With the growth of the South Shore additions were added to Rockland and Hanover to better accommodate the growing number of families they now serve. Today, Albert and Robert are committed to provide the same caring and personal service that started over a century ago.