Shirley Fuller
1924 - 2020
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Shirley Grace (Couch) Fuller, 96, of Main Street passed away Sunday at home. She was born in Springfield on January 26, 1924 to the late Fredric and Thelma (Davis) Couch. She grew up in Springfield and was a graduate of Classical High School and later graduated from Springfield Hospital School of Nursing in 1945. Shirley worked as the School Nurse for the town of Hampden for over 10 years and after that she worked as a Registered Nurse for several local medical offices. She was a longtime member of the Federated Community Church in Hampden and was a member of their Ladies’ Aid Society. She was a member of the Baystate Medical Nurses’ Alumni Association. Shirley enjoyed time with family and vacationing to Cape Cod. She was the beloved wife of the late Homer L. Fuller who passed away in 2015, loving mother of Beverlie A. Macaulay of Wilbraham, Bruce F. Fuller of Stephenville, TX, and the late Karen Fuller, devoted grandmother of Tammy Boland and her husband Michael, Kristen Peel and her husband Daniel, Joshua Fuller and his wife Mindy, and Jeremy Woodyard and his wife Desiree, cherished great grandmother of Katelyn and Patrick Boland, Dante Peel, and Finn Fuller, and caring sister-in-law to Shirley Beekman of East Windsor, CT. Because of the Covid Pandemic, memorial services have been postponed until next spring and Wilbraham Funeral Home has been entrusted with all arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations in Shirley’s name may be made to the Shriners’ Hospital for Children, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104 or to the Hampden Senior Center, 104 Allen Street, Hampden MA 01036.


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Published in The Republican from Oct. 15 to Oct. 18, 2020.
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October 25, 2020
Homer and Shirley were like second parents to me. My thoughts and prayers are with Beverlie and Bruce. My hope is that you have many great memories that will sustain you.
Phil and Sarah Tracy
Family
October 18, 2020
The Baystate Medical Center Nurses Alumni extends our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved mom. As a former co-worker I
have so many fond memories of her love for nursing and ability to give us encouragement when conditions became overwhelming. She was truly a role model who will be missed by so many.
Barbara Kwasny
Friend
October 17, 2020
We where very sorry to hear about your mom. Shirley was just a lovely woman who loved her family
Art and Joanne Goneau
October 16, 2020
To Shirley’s family:
Our thoughts, prayers, and love are with you during this difficult time. Shirley and Homer have been so much a part of our lives during the last 50 years as coworkers, neighbors, card players on Monday nights at Southwood, Bingo players at the Senior Center, visits together in Vermont and Hampden, church activities, and in more recent years, Shirley’s notes at Christmas time. The memories come flying back when we no longer have either Shirley or Homer with us on a daily basis. They were among the kindest, most loving people I know.
David and Jane Wyman
Friend
October 16, 2020
My sympathy and prayers go out to the family. Shirley was a wonderful person, she'll be missed
Scott M. Johnson
October 16, 2020
I am so sorry to learn of Shirley’s passing. We worked together many years ago, and over the years I always looked forward to her Christmas and Birthday cards. She was a kind and beautiful soul and will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Rest In Peace, Shirley. Fly high with the angels.

Julie Scibelli
October 16, 2020
Shirley had a smile that was warm and inviting. She loved playing Bingo at the Senior Center and will be missed by many.
Deanna Vermette
Acquaintance
October 16, 2020
My sincere sympathy to Shirley's family. She was a wonderful person and always helped when you needed her. I know my mother Audrey Burger loved both Shirley and Homer.
Barbara Burger Panek
Barbara Panek
Friend
October 15, 2020
I knew Shirley & Homer all my life. Their passing is keenly felt.
Bev & Bruce, you have my heart felt sympathies for your loss.

Rick & Donna Gulluni
Richard Gulluni
Friend
October 15, 2020
Shirley was one of those people you didn't see as often in our later years but when we did meet it was like time stood still . awsome lady to have had the privelege of known and called a friend. My condolences to the family I know how you will miss her. May she RIP.
Pat Safford
Friend
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