Public Statement from Declan Sullivan's Family


The family of late Notre Dame videographer Declan Sullivan asked the Notre Dame football media relations department to help pass along this public statement.

Saturday, October 30

This week our family lost Declan Drumm Sullivan in a tragic accident
on the University of Notre Dame campus in South Bend, IN. Declan loved
Notre Dame. He felt privileged to have a role with the football program
videotaping games and practices. The grief we feel is tempered by the
knowledge that Dec was doing what he loved in the place he most wanted
to be.

We are grateful for the consideration shown to us by the Notre Dame
administration and everyone associated with the University.   The love
for Declan from the Notre Dame community evident at the Mass of
Remembrance has helped us cope with our grief. It is our hope those
grieving with us find the support they need to get through this
difficult time. We are drawing support from family and friends.  The
family appreciates your respect for our privacy as we come to terms
with our loss.

Declan's life was cut short after just twenty years, but he leaves
this world a better place for having been here. We hope that all that
knew him join us in celebrating our son's life and remembering the joy
he brought to so many.

Alison & Barry Sullivan

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