This week, our family will celebrate the life of John Sullivan, Nan’s brother, and Karen’s uncle. While there are so many things to say and appreciate about John as a person, he also played a major role in who we are at The Shanahan Group today.
John was a born leader and had a deep appreciation for small businesses. He was a partner at Hall and Sullivan, practicing estate law locally. While this was a second career for John, it was a natural fit for him- advising friends and neighbors, all while being in Winchester Center every day. In 2007, Nan decided to start The Shanahan Group, and- as he always was- John was excited and proud to support Nan in her new venture. Karen joined the company shortly afterward, allowing all three to work together on an almost daily basis.
Since opening our doors on Thompson St and then on Main St, John was a constant presence at The Shanahan Group. He would often walk over and sit in our office, talking about what was happening in town, offering his advice, and of course, sharing a few stories! We miss those office visits, but John’s impact on our company is enduring.
Working with family (and enjoying it!) is a gift. We were lucky to work together and learn from John for so many years. We are forever grateful for John’s influence on our company and for his support of us as leaders.
Finally, thank you to our Shanahan Group colleagues, neighbors, and friends for your support and kind words. We are so very appreciative.
All the best,
Nan and Karen