Olive Myrtle Fuller

February 17, 1922November 9, 2017

Olive M. (Estabrook) Fuller, 95, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, November 9, 2017 at her home in Keene. She was born February 17, 1922, in Yarmouth, ME, daughter of the late Myron L. Estabrook, Sr. and Sadie Estabrook.

Olive was a Registered Nurse, having graduated in 1943 from Maine General Hospital. She loved the medical field, and spent her working career as an RN doing private duty nursing for many years at Elliot Community Hospital on Main Street in Keene. She was also night supervisor of the Intensive Care Unit at Elliot Community, and served as Head Nurse of the Recovery Room when the hospital became Cheshire Medical Center (now Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene) and moved to its new facility on Court Street.

Olive married Francis R. “Reggie” Fuller of Center Conway, NH on August 17, 1946. The couple moved to Keene in 1948, where they spent the majority of their 70 years of marriage. She loved the “Fuller homestead” on Valley Street in Keene, and especially enjoyed her flower and vegetable gardens. She was an avid reader, enjoyed doing daily crossword puzzles, looked forward to an occasional trip to the casino, and was always ready to spend time with her family. Olive will be remembered as a much loved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. She was a dedicated member of Keene Emblem Club No. 24, having held several offices within the organization, including her service as President of the Club.

Olive is survived by four daughters, Linda J. Rajaniemi, Nancy L. Kelly and Joyce E. Gray, all of Keene; Cynthia A. King and her husband, Gary A. King, of Colchester, VT; a son, John M. Fuller and his wife, Hazell A. Fuller of Alstead, NH; nine grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; and one great, great grandchild. She is also survived by two brothers James C. Estabrook of Windham, ME and Paul L. Estabrook of Parkman, ME, a sister-in-law, Marjorie Estabrook of Yarmouth, ME, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Olive was predeceased by her husband, Reggie, who passed away in February 2017. She was also predeceased by a son and daughter-in-law, Peter T. Fuller and Christine M. Fuller of Milton, NH, a son-in-law, David W. Rajaniemi of Keene, NH, as well as her sister, Opha Estabrook, her brothers, Myron L. Estabrook, Jr., Leonard F. Estabrook, and Melvin A. Estabrook, all of Yarmouth, ME, her sister-in-law, Alice L. Wright, of White River Jct., VT and brother-in-law, Robert W. Fuller of Vergennes, VT.

Fletcher Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy for the Fuller family may be shared at There will be no calling hours. A joint memorial service for Mrs. Fuller and her late husband will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to:

The American Heart Association 20 Merrimack Street Manchester, NH 03101

Keene Emblem Club No. 24 P. O. Box 347 Keene, NH 03431

or to any other charity of your choice.


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Jayne Biron

November 14, 2017

Rest in Peace Olive. Thank you for making me feel like one of your girls. I will miss our monthly get together's. You always gave everyone the benefit of the doubt. Sad for your passing but glad of the long life lived.

Robin Torrey

November 14, 2017

To my cousins, Linda, Nancy, Joyce, Cindy & Jackie - Heaven has two more angels in your Mom and Dad! I loved them both dearly and have many fond memories of us all being together when we were growing up. I am saddened at Aunt Olive's passing, but find some solace in thinking that she is happily back with your Dad now. My sympathies and love are with you all!

Diane Erb

November 13, 2017

I will miss my cribbage tutor and pretty much second mother for the past 30 some odd years. She had an open door and an open heart. She always retained a childlike wonder and had a great sense of humor.

Kathy Fuller

November 12, 2017

To my cousins Linda, Joyce, Nancy, Jack, and Cindy...I am so sorry for the loss of your parents, and of our Aunt Olive and Uncle Reg. May they rest in peace. My love to all of you.

Andrea Romano

November 12, 2017

As a young girl, Mrs. Fuller, or Nana as I called her then, always welcomed me into her home with open arms! She was a lovely women with a beautiful smile and I am blessed to have known her all these years!

Susan Hoffmann

November 12, 2017

I loved Olive's quiet, gentle demeanor and her sense of humor. She always amazed me with the beautiful Christmas ornaments and other handcrafted gifts she made for family and friends. I will miss the special times spent with her and our frequent games of Skip-Bo.
God's peace and comfort to her family.
Love, Susan