We know we join with many long-time Chelsea and Lynn residents in offering our congratulations to Brian Sullivan upon his retirement from the state judicial system and thanking him for his 35 years of service to the people of the Commonwealth.
Brian began his outstanding career as a probation officer in the Chelsea District Court and continued as an Assistant Clerk Magistrate under the leadership of Clerk Magistrate Kevin Murphy.
He was briefly Acting Clerk Magistrate in Cambridge before being appointed by Gov. Charlie Baker in December, 2018, to the position of Clerk Magistrate of the Lynn District Court.
Brian is a graduate of Saint Rose School, Malden Catholic, and Northeastern University and was a long-time member of the Knights of Columbus in Chelsea.
He became the Grand Knight of that well-known organization, whose headquarters were on Broadway, a block from the new Chelsea District Court building.
Brian’s parents, the late Vincent Sullivan, Assistant Commandant of the Chelsea Soldiers Home, and Eleanor, a long-time schoolteacher, and his siblings were among the most-respected families in our city.
Brian, who is married to the former Paula Hansbury, a Chelsea Hgh graduate, was regarded by all who knew him as a very personable and hard-working individual who always held a special place in his heart for Chelsea.
We know we join with all of the many friends and colleagues of Brian and his family in the city in wishing Paula and Brian the best in their golden years.