Catherine M. Hull, service and obituary

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 12:45pm

A graveside committal service for Catherine Mary Sullivan Hull, 97, who passed away March 23, 2022, will be held  Friday, May 27, 2022, at 2:00 p.m., at Coughlin Memorial Cemetery, Rankin Street, Rockland.

Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.


ROCKLAND — Catherine Mary Sullivan Hull, 97, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at her home with her family by her side.

Born August 14, 1924, in Staten Island, New York, she was the daughter of Daniel and Josephine Sullivan. Catherine, better known as “Kay” was one of eight siblings. She was very close with her siblings, mainly her four sisters, though being a bit tomboyish she got along great with her brothers as well.

She graduated from high school on Staten Island, New York.

While she was a child growing up during The Great Depression her family did not have much money, so she sold rags to gain enough money to go to the movies. Known for having a spunky side, she loved to dance and climb trees. During World War II she would entertain the troops by going out dancing and help serve them food and drinks. This is where she met the love of her life, Frank Hull, who was a Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy. On June 28, 1947, she married Frank Hull in Sanford, New York and they went on to have two loving children, Kathleen and Frank.

Catherine and Frank relocated a couple of times throughout the years. Starting out in East Greenwich Rhode Island, where Frank worked at General Fittings Company, then to Jamestown Rhode Island. During this time Catherine was a homemaker, which she was most proud of. She had the opportunity to raise her children and be apart of many of their activities throughout their childhood. Ultimately, the Hull family decided to move to Rockport, Maine. Their journey led them to Ogunquit, where she and her husband owned and operated the Pine Ledges Motel for five years before moving to Rockport, where for the next 15 years they would own and operate the White Gates Motel. Kay enjoyed working in the motel, because she loved meeting new people and learning about their life.

Frank and Catherine loved spending time with one another, especially being out in the sun sailing, and then going out and getting some of her favorite seafood. She was known to have an infectious laugh and beautiful sapphire blue eyes that would memorize you. Even though at times she seemed to be very private, she was very kind and caring to those around her. She will truly be missed by anyone who had the honor of knowing her over the years.

Catherine was predeceased by her husband, Frank L. Hull, and her son in law, Philip Marcoux.

She is survived by her two children: Kathleen Marcoux of Rockland, Frank C. Hull and his wife Vicki of Surry; her four grandchildren, Tyler Hull and his wife Allie, Casey Hull, Christopher Marcoux, Timothy Marcoux, and his wife Rebecca; one great grandchild, Lucus Hull; and one sister, Dolores Morgren of Florida.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, April 2, 2022, at 11 a.m., at Saint Bernard Catholic Church, 150 Broadway, Rockland. Interment services will be held in the spring.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Sussman House who were there to comfort and care for her family over the past few weeks.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sussman House, 40 Anchor Drive, Rockport, Maine 04856.

Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter and Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.