John F. Sullivan died at home in New Bedford on Sept. 9.

He was the longtime companion of Nina Catelli Vincent and the son of the late Frederick and Lillian (Hamblett) Sullivan. He was raised in Brockton and was a graduate of the inaugural class from Bishop Sheehan High School. He served in the Air Force for four years.

Over the course of his lifetime, John was an electronics engineer, pilot, sailor, musician, stonecarver, photographer, clocksmith, boatbuilder, artist and more. He was best known for being an expert woodworker who could design, create, reproduce and repair any item. For a number of years, he was a woodworker at Plimoth Plantation museum in Plymouth. He lived on Martha’s Vineyard for many years, where he built and repaired furniture and was a boat builder. Everything he did, he did with exquisite craftsmanship.

He is survived by his longtime partner and caregiver Nina Catelli Vincent of New Bedford, and her children; a brother, Joseph of Glastonbury, Conn.; several nieces and nephews as well as Nina’s extended family. He was predeceased by a sister, Ann Sullivan.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12, beginning at 1 p.m. on the Merchant Mariner Memorial Walkway at Fort Taber Park in New Bedford, followed by a luncheon at Me & Ed’s Restaurant in New Bedford, where stories and memories of John will be shared.

Donations can be made to the Buzzards Bay Coalition, 114 Front St., New Bedford, MA 02740, to support the work of the David Riggs lab. Or donate to your local land/water conservation organization.

Arrangements are under the care of the Wilson Chapel in New Bedford.