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Gail Sullo

April 18, 1947 ~ January 17, 2022 (age 74)

Tribute

Gail Sullo, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, was born on April 18, 1947 in Boston, Massachusetts and passed away peacefully at home on January 17, 2022 in Houston, Texas.  She was 74 years old.  

 

She is survived by her loving husband, Frank as well as their sons, Greg Sullo and his wife Sharon and Andrew Sullo and his wife Stephanie and seven grandchildren: Jack, Elizabeth and Kate Sullo and Nick, Luke, Vivian and Julia Sullo.  She also is survived by her siblings, Sandra (late Frank) McAteer, Joanne (Jim) Raptes, William (Betsy) Dennison and Michael Dennison as well many nieces and nephews on both her side and Frank’s side of the family.  

 

Gail was one of five children born to the late Electra and George Dennison.  She loved her childhood and spoke affectionately about her loving and warm family.  She loved her time with her family throughout the years at their family owned motel in Hampton Beach, NH.   It was one of her biggest delights that she was on the honor roll from the first grade through her graduation in high school.  While college was not in the cards at that time, Gail went on to have many excellent jobs including the start of a little company called Pier One when it was just the two owners and her.  

 

It was her job as a ticket girl at the local theater that changed her life forever.  There she met one of the ushers and the love of her life, Frank Sullo.  They would marry on October 4, 1969 in Boston where they started their family welcoming Greg first in 1972 and Andrew in 1975.  At the time they had a very small company.  As a young family they started a new adventure moving across the country to Dallas, Oregon after purchasing a company that was slightly bigger in the same business.   They spent 3 years in Oregon before settling down in Colorado Springs, Colorado which met several criteria: central location for the business, sunny and family-friendly.   Frank and Gail worked together each day raising their family and running their business and it turns out their time in Colorado was truly blessed as the boys grew into young men and their business became the second largest coin wrapper company in the country.  Frank thought he was marrying the prettiest girl but turns out her brain was key to their success.  

 

Gail’s greatest joy and success would be her two sons whom she adored.  They grew up with her delicious cooking everyday as well as her creative spin on projects and lots of laughter, love and hugs.  Their interests were her interests from gardening to band to baseball.  Frank and Gail bought a motorhome to travel all over the country to the boys’ baseball games.  They never missed a game through high school and were often at college games as well.   Greg and Andrew knew she was their number one fan.  

 

The sale of their company Colorkraft came at just the right time in the industry and with their success they chose to be close to their sons moving to Houston where Greg and Andrew were starting a law firm together.  They rolled up their sleeves and helped them with their business.  Gail helped with accounting and would often bring a sandwich in for her boys as well.  They bought a home in Kemah as Gail loved to be close to the water.  Gail had always been a part of the Greek Orthodox church her entire life and she and Frank became members of St. John the Theologian Greek Orthodox church upon moving to Texas.  

 

It was her continued joy to watch her sons marry and start their own families.  She loved being a yiayia to her seven beautiful grandchildren.  She and Frank continued to work together owning and running Marcos Mexican restaurant where the family would gather often.  Eventually they retired and moved again from Kemah to be right around the corner from their two sons and their families.  

 

The family wishes to give special thanks to her caregivers in her last years.  Sarah, Edith, Ana and Maria, your kindness was a blessing on her life and ours to witness.   And a special thanks to Dr. Paul Schulz, we pray your work helps other families and we thank you for treating our beloved Gail with such compassion and dignity.  You told us the sentiment that was most important to her remains even as the words left.  For her she always talked about making sure her family was taken care of and telling us again and again that she loved us.  This sums up her life well.  

 

Visitation for Gail will be on January 20, 2022 at 10am with the funeral following at 11am  at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 3511 Yoakum Boulevard Houston, Texas 77006.  

May her memory be eternal.  


Services

Visitation
Thursday
January 20, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral (Yoakum Boulevard, Houston TX)

Funeral Service
Thursday
January 20, 2022

11:00 AM
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral (Yoakum Boulevard, Houston TX)

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