Ada "Aide" Walker Sullivan
Naples, Ada (Aide) E. Walker Sullivan, 85 of Naples, formerly of Acton, Massachusetts, passed unexpectedly, exchanging her earthly Angel wings for her heavenly Angel wings on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Avow Hospice in Naples.
She was born in Massachusetts, the beloved daughter of the late Addison and Alice Grant. After spending her youth in Arlington, Mass., she worked in the Cambridge District Courthouse for many years. She went on to marry the late David G. Walker, and raised a family of three children. Stephen R. Walker of Jaffrey, NH; Michael D. Walker and wife Heidi of New Ipswich, NH; and Lynne Walker Morad and husband John of Naples, Florida. Later she worked with her mother and sister, in their family restaurant “The Candlewood Coffee Shop” in Acton, Mass. She worked with many other food industry professionals until her retirement.
During her life, she enjoyed most importantly being Mom, “Mammy”, aunt, great grandmother, best friend, and a stranger to no one. She was well known to her friends at Forest Glen and for always having treats for the dogs she encountered while walking her beloved dog Kayla. To Aide, Kayla was “the best little girl in the whole wide world.”
Late in life she met and was wooed into marriage with Bill, her forever soulmate. Bill (William H. Sullivan) predeceased Aide in April of 2017. Aide and Bill were blessed to share their love of life and one another for sixteen very happy and fun filled years.
Aide was always a woman of God in words and actions. A member of Unity Church since 1992, she was eternally optimistic and positive in her thinking and demeanor. A favorite phrase was “Let Go and Let God.” She had a gift of turning strangers into friends wherever she went, always ready and willing to wrap you in her love. Generous and thoughtful, Aide always put others before herself. Spiritually very strong, she would never burden others with any of her own challenges. She met every day with a smile.
Living the frugal life, she was still excited and unable to pass up a “bargain” or “family pack” at Costco or Walmart. There was never an empty candy dish throughout her home. Never a hair out of place, the epitome of what a lady should be, not once leaving the house without her favorite Revlon lipstick and rouge in place.
In addition to her children, Aide is survived by her sister, Shirley H. Gray and her husband Bill Gray. Ten grandchildren: Jodi, Scott, Jesse and Shane; Amy, Ross, and Brent; Brett, Ross, and Brielle. Nine great grandchildren and five nieces and nephews.
Aide’s spirit will forever live on to provide strength and comfort in the hearts and lives of her family.
A private family gathering was held to honor her, and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
Donations in her name may be made to: Collier County Animal Services, 7610 Davis Blvd., Naples, FL 34104, or to a Veterans Charity of your choice.