Barbara Louise (Lane) Fulle,
82, of Winooski, Vermont, formerly of Ipswich, and the wife
of the late Frederick W. Fulle, Jr., passed away on November
1, 2011 at Our Lady of Providence Retirement Home in
Winooski, following a chronic illness of several years. She
was lovingly cared for in the last year of life by her three
children and the staff of Our Lady of Providence.
Born in Ipswich July 26,
in 1929, daughter of the late Leroy and Angeline (Harris)
Lane, she was a graduate of Ipswich High School and Tuft’s
University. Employed in Chicago as a social worker for the
Red Cross, she met and in 1955 married Frederick W. Fulle
Jr. They soon made their home in Averill Park, NY where she
raised her family and lived for over forty years.
As a social worker she was
devoted to serving the elderly and developmentally disabled.
Barbara was a lifelong swimmer who loved the ocean, lakes
and mountain streams and in her youth was an avid
horsewoman. She also enjoyed her home gardens of roses,
lilacs and peonies, and loved watching the birds at her
feeder. Throughout the years she sang and played the piano
in many church and community groups.
She is survived by three
daughters, Andrea O’Connor and her husband William of
Burlington, Vermont, Brenda Fulle of Portland, Oregon and
Julia Stanley, her husband Evan and their daughter Sarah
Rose all of Seattle, Washington, and a sister Virginia
Stansfield and her husband Donald of Rockport. She was
predeceased by her eldest son Brad Fulle in 2007 and a
brother Harold Lane, formerly of Hamilton.
A private visitation at the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home in Ipswich on Friday, November
4, 2011 was followed by a funeral service held graveside in
the Cowles Memorial Cemetery with her family and friends in
attendance. The Rev. Rebecca Pugh, pastor of the First
Church in Ipswich. officiated.
Tis a Gift to be Simple,
How Great Thou Art and
His Eye on the Sparrow
were sung by those in attendance. Rev. Pugh included
Scripture Readings Matthew 5:1-9 and 6:25-27. Barbara’s
three daughters each in a eulogy recalled their fondest
remembrances of their deeply beloved mother. A final prayer
was followed with the traditional placing of the flower on
the casket and a memorial reception at the First Church in
Memorial contributions in
Barbara’s name may be made to Our Lady of Providence, a
non-profit organization, 47 W. Spring Street, Winooski, VT.