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FULENWIDER, Constance Morrow Died suddenly, of natural causes, at her home in Weston, Massachusetts on Friday, June 24. She was 73. Born in Carmel Valley, California, to Margot Loines Morrow and Dwight Morrow Jr, she spent most of her childhood in New York City, where she attended the Brearley School before graduating from Concord Academy in Concord Massachusetts in 1960. She attended the Sorbonne in Paris, France and Sarah Lawrence College. Always fascinated by politics, Constance volunteered for John Lindsay's New York City mayoral campaign in 1965. After Lindsay's election, she worked in his administration in the Department of Investigation before marrying Michael C Fulenwider at St James Church in Manhattan in 1970. In 1972 the couple moved to Weston, Massachusetts, where they raised their two daughters, Anne and Wendy. In Weston, Constance was an active fundraiser for the Roxbury Weston Nursery School, WGBH Boston; she served as a Sunday School teacher at the First Parish Church and a volunteer town soccer coach, and was a vibrant member of the community for over 40 years. A joyful connector of people, she had an enormous circle of friends and people who counted on her as a trusted confidant. She served on the board of the Boston Philharmonic and the Elisabeth Morrow School in Englewood, New Jersey, housed in her paternal grandparents' former home. She was also an enthusiastic member of the Parliamentary Law Club, a women's debate society in Boston. At the age of 55, she set about completing her college education, and proudly graduated Summa Cum Laude from Wellesley College as a Davis Scholar in 2006, three weeks before the birth of her first grandchild. An English major, she particularly loved her poetry and writing classes, and started a local writing group. She was a lifelong animal lover and, with her black lab, Luna, trained as an International Therapy Dog volunteer, serving in schools and libraries to help children who struggled with reading, and, in 2013, working with survivors of the Boston Marathon Bombing. She is survived by her husband, Michael Fulenwider, her daughters, Anne Fulenwider and Wendy Fulenwider Liszt, two sons-in law, Bryan Blatstein and Jeffrey Liszt, four grandchildren--Evie and Sammy Blatstein and Cyrus and Susanna Liszt--her sister, Faith Williams, and her beloved black lab, Luna. A celebration of her life will be held at the first Parish Church in Weston on Thursday, July 14th at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to her favorite charity, Therapy Dogs International, 88 Bartley Road, Flanders, NJ 07836.
Published in The Boston Globe on July 3, 2016
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