In loving memory of

Lisa V. Sullivan-Grosskurth
February 25, 1962 - June 1, 2021

Lisa Vaughn Sullivan-Grosskurth, 59, of Newport passed away unexpectedly at home Tuesday June 1, 2021.

Born in Hartford, CT on February 25, 1962 she was the daughter of the late Frederick A. and Mary E. "Sis" (Quinn) Sullivan.

In 1968 the family returned to Newport where Lisa attended Jesus Saviour School and graduated from Our Lady of Fatima High School in 1981. She recently received her Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from the Southern New Hampshire University where she was currently enrolled in their Master's Program.

Lisa was an outgoing entrepreneur with a big heart for taking care of others and a desire for self-improvement. In her early years she opened Lanko Communications, a follow-up customer service business, to then pursuing her love for candle making opening her own storefront, The Enchanted Candle. In her most recent years, she had worked for The Village House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

She is survived by her son Nicho K. and his wife Gilian Grosskurth of Tiverton. Her siblings Joann S. Ferris of Portsmouth, Frederick A. Sullivan, Jr of Portsmouth and Colleen A. and her husband Kenneth Collum of Newport. Several nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins. She also leaves several dear friends including her former husband Kuno Grosskurth and her two fur-babies Zoe and Chloe.

Honoring Lisa's wishes there will be no services. The family asks that you remember Lisa and her zest for life and love of clothes.


Janet Arsenault wrote on Jun 9, 2021:

"Condolences to the family so sorry for your loss! "

David and Pam wrote on Jun 9, 2021:

"We are so very sorry. We are keeping you all in our prayers. Love David and Pam"

Robyn wrote on Jun 8, 2021:

"My deepest condolences for your family. Lisa was a beautiful person inside and out. Ill always remember classes at Jesus saviour and playing over at the house."

Cheryl Ann McCray wrote on Jun 8, 2021:

"Sending my condolences for your loss. Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers. With sympathy, Cheryl McCray "

Ann Marie Nadeau Marie Nadeau wrote on Jun 7, 2021:

"she will be miss but always in my heart, Its a great lost for me as we did so much and knew each other like sisters...we had a great time in Hawaii...We did alot of crazy things best friend of 42 years...i will always hold you close to my where the best..your best best bestie friend...(lol)...are secret..."

Lori MacDonald wrote on Jun 7, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss she was such a wonderful friend I have such fond memories of our youth family dinners with your family and all our time riding the bus to school. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Lori Unangst MacDonald"