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Julia K. Fuller

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Julia Keegan Fuller, 89, of High Rolls, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center following a fall in her home and a brief illness. Mrs. Fuller, formerly of Newfane, Vt., had been a resident of New Mexico for the past four years.
She was born in Springfield, Mass., Dec. 19, 1918, the daughter of John and Julia (Griffin) Keegan. Raised and educated in Springfield, she was a graduate of Technical High School Class of 1937 and later attended Lasell Junior College in Newton, Mass., where she graduated with an associate's degree in 1939.
After college she met David P. Fuller, of Suffield, Conn., and they married Oct. 11, 1943, at the Field Chapel in Waycross, Ga. They were married for 55 years until his death in 1999. During that time, they resided in Enfield, Conn., and Southborough, Mass., until David's retirement and their move to Newfane, Vt.
Mrs. Fuller had been employed in the cost department of the Chapman Valve Manufacturing Co. in Springfield, had worked in the bookkeeping department for the former First National Store in Connecticut, and worked as Welcome Wagon hostess in the area around Southborough.
She was a faithful and devoted wife and mother whose life centered on her family and friends. Mrs. Fuller was an active member of the East Windsor, Conn., American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 40, where in 1947 and again in 1951 she served as president. She was also a member of the Brattleboro American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 5. In addition, she was a member of the Catholic Women's Club at St. Anne's Church in Southborough. She held membership in RSVP for over 10 years and was active in the Brattleboro Senior Center.
Of her leisure time activities, she enjoyed playing bridge, gardening, refinishing furniture and travel, as well as arts and crafts projects and dancing.
Survivors include one son, John D. Fuller, of Ashuelot, N.H.; her daughter with whom she made her home, Patricia A. Elliott, of High Rolls; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother and sister-in-law, Erwin and Shirley Fuller, of Wilmington, Vt. In addition, she leaves many nieces and nephews.
The liturgy of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church in Brattleboro, Vt., with the Rev. Richard O'Donnell, pastor, as celebrant. Committal rites and burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Newfane.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Fuller's name may be made to Cottonwood Christian Fellowship, 7035 U.S. Highway 70 N., Alamogordo, NM 88310.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the Fuller family through the funeral home at www.atamaniuk.com or www.alamogordonews.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Dec. 5 to Dec. 19, 2008
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