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James "Buddy" O'Sullivan
March 10, 1931 ~ April 11, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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James “Buddy” O’Sullivan passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 11th, 2023. Born in Tournafulla, Co. Limerick, Ireland, he first emigrated to Toledo, Ohio, with his family in 1962. After a few months, he moved to New York City for fourteen years before returning to Ireland in 1976. In 1983, Buddy moved back to the USA, this time settling in San Francisco. Buddy loved making frequent trips home to the ‘Slatehouse’ in Tournafulla, where he visited family and friends. He was always at Irish dance competitions all over the USA to watch and support his daughter Stephanie and grandkids compete. He was also an avid reader and enjoyed listening to Irish music. As a proud Limerick man, he was delighted to see the Limerick hurlers perform so well in recent years.
Buddy was predeceased by his parents James and Ellen O’Sullivan and his siblings Jack, Kitty, Jerry, Maureen, Nonie, and Topsy. He leaves behind his adoring wife Margaret of 64 years, son Jimmy (Shirley), daughters Cathy Viehweg (Craig), Marina Roche (Kevin), and Stephanie Reidy (Liam), grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and numerous friends and family in Ireland.
Thank you to the staff of the Jewish Home and By the Bay Health for their support, care, and comfort during the past year.
Donations in Buddy’s memory can be made to the UICC 2025 Project.
The rosary is on Tuesday, April 18th at 7:30 p.m. at St. Cecilia’s Church, 2555 17th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94116. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19th.