The Putnam Examiner

Sullivan Family Funeral Set, Police Continue Investigation

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Larchmont Police Captain Thomas Sullivan
Larchmont Police Captain Thomas Sullivan

As the Carmel community mourns the police department continues its investigation into the fatal fire that killed four members of the Sullivan family on May 1.

In an investigation update Carmel Police Chief Michael Johnson said that detectives re-interviewed the 20-year-old Thomas Sullivan, Jr., the sole surviving member of the Sullivan family, for three hours on Wednesday.

According to Johnson, Sullivan was able to provide additional details of what occurred that night and clarify questions that law and fire personnel needed to know in order to proceed with the investigation.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. However the Wyndham Lane residence is no longer being secured by personnel because the samples that need to be analyzed for the case were already sent to the New York State Police Laboratory.

Members of the law enforcement investigation team will be meeting with the Putnam County Fire Investigation Team early next week to share and evaluate any information we are able to obtain in order to ascertain the cause of the fire, according to Johnson.

Wake services for Captain Thomas Sullivan of the Larchmont Police Dept., his wife Donna, and their 2 daughters Meaghan and Mairead were held on Thursday at Balsamo-Cordovano Funeral Home, 15 Church St., Carmel, and will be held again on Friday from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m.

Church Street will be closed to all traffic during the wake periods. Parking will be provided at The Paladin Center, 39 Seminary Hill Rd. Carmel NY. Putnam County is providing busing from The Paladin Center to the wake.

The funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday morning at St. James Church, 14 Gleneida Ave., Carmel. To facilitate the large volume of mourners, Putnam County will be closing Gleneida Ave from Route 6 to Fair Street between the hours of 8 to 10:30 a.m. Parking for the funeral will be at two locations; The Shoprite Plaza 178 Route 52, Carmel NY and The Paladin Center on Seminary Hill Rd. Putnam County will also be providing busing from both locations, with transportation beginning at approximately 8 a.m. and continuing until half an hour after the funeral.

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