Jen Cove Sullivan
1/23/72 - 5/18/19
Jennifer “Jen” Cove Sullivan, 47, of Walpole, Massachusetts, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Formerly of Concord, Medford, and Somerville, Jen was born on January 23, 1972 in Dorchester, Massachusetts.
She is survived by her loving husband, Stephen; and beloved 7 year old son, Jack. She is also survived by her mother, Isabella Cove, of Shirley, Massachusetts; her parents, Peter and Susan Cove, of Mount Juliet, Tennessee; her dear younger brother, Adam Cove; sister, Michelle Cove, of Littleton; nephew, Noah; maternal grandmother, Inge “Oma” Lewis, of Westwood; and many other extended family members, along with a large circle of old and new friends. Jen is predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Adam Lewis; aunt, Henrietta Lewis; paternal grandparents, Margaret and John Cove; and uncle, Rick Cove.
Jen graduated from Concord Carlisle High School in 1990 and from Fitchburg State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications in 1994. Jen started her career in advertising with Lane Advertising under the mentorship of the highly respected creative director Keith Lane. There she developed her innate gifts of creativity and resilience - qualities that she would use to achieve success throughout her 20 plus years working in advertising, media, and brand stewardship. She was also known for her business acumen and ability to foster longstanding relationships with clients - which together with her creativity - was a formidable combination for her competitors. For the past 11 years, Jen was a highly regarded mentor, friend, and client advocate as Senior Director of Accounts at Mercury Media, and most recently, at Broadbeam Media.
Over the years, Jen also volunteered with a number of diﬀerent political campaigns and was passionate about promoting animal rights causes.
Despite all of of her professional accomplishments, however, Jen would - without hesitation - tell you that having her son, Jack, was her greatest achievement. She was tremendously proud of her handsome, smart, and polite little boy, and loved sharing selﬁes of the two of them on social media.
Some of Jen’s favorite things included animals, vintage furniture and clothing, music, hydrangeas, spending time at the legendary Johnie D’s in Davis Square, being a Bostonian, her times in Manomet, memories of growing up in Concord, and pasta - which was a love/hate relationship, truth be told. She had a “wicked” sense of humor, a brilliant mind, and a loyal heart. She will be desperately missed.
Visitation will take place on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at Alexander Thomas and Sons Funeral Home located at 45 Common Street in Walpole, Massachusetts 02081. A memorial service will be held at the conclusion of visiting hours at 11:00 A.M followed by an interment of ashes at the family’s burial plot in New Calvary Cemetery in Roslindale. Friends and colleagues are welcome at the visitation and memorial service, but the interment will be private.
At 12:00 P.M., ALL are again warmly welcomed and encouraged to celebrate Jen's life at a reception which will take place at Boylston Schul-Verein "The German Club" located at 8 County Street (AKA Rt 109) in Walpole, MA 02081.
In lieu of ﬂowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to Jack’s college savings account. Checks may be written out to Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC (c/o Jack’s College Savings Fund) and mailed to Jack’s aunt, Joan Hayes, at 988 Crane Avenue South, Taunton, Massachusetts 02780.