Prince Sullivan, 6, of Boston’s North End passed away on March 22. Prince was the resident cat at Prince Postale on Prince Street. Prince was born in Somerville, (2009) MA and adopted by John, his care giver, at three months old. When Prince was 2 and half years old, he began to discover the streets, fire escapes, alleys, doorways and apartments of the North End. He quickly made many friends. Prince enjoyed visiting the Old North Church and Gift Shop every day and venture up Hull Street to the Copp’s Hill Burial Ground. He was an accomplished bird hunter and rodent killer. Prince’s popularity at the Old North Church spawned a Prince stuffed animal and ornament for sale at the Old North Gift Shop and Prince Postale. He also had an app created in his name called Prince’s Prowl where tourist can navigate the campus of the Old North Church and have Prince as their guide.
Prince was an informal ambassador to the visitors on the Freedom Trail and has been touched and photographed by people from all over the world. You can see some of the many photos on Pinterest and Twitter #wheresprince. Prince was a very unique animal with his own personality. He is survived by his care giver John Sullivan, sister Chica and his uncle Gabe. Prince Postale and the North End will never be the same without him and he is already greatly missed. An informal notice will be placed on Prince Postale Facebook page. We say thank you to everyone that was kind to Prince and to all animals.
Old North Church will host a memorial service for Prince on Tuesday, March 29 at 6:00 pm. All are welcome to attend and share stories.