Priscilla Ross Fullerton
August 23, 1930 – May 27, 2020
Priscilla Ross (Goudey) Fullerton was born in Woburn, MA, on August 23, 1930, the second daughter of Percy (Hank) and Mabel Goudey. She passed away on May 27, 2020. She was predeceased by her older sister and brother in-law Muriel and Roberdell Whitley. Priscilla spent most of her early life in Stoneham, MA where she graduated with the Stoneham High School Class of 1948. She worked at various clerical jobs at The N.E. Sanitarium Hospital, the New England Telephone. Co., General Radio in Cambridge and then a year in Washington D.C. working in a governmental job. She then returned home to Stoneham to be with her mother when her father passed away taking a job working for Northeast Airlines. When her father died in early 1955, she took her mother on a trip to California for rest and relaxation. Don and Priscilla met at an Airlines’ New Year’s Eve party. In early summer Don proposed on a day trip through New Hampshire and Massachusetts. They were married on Dec. 1st 1956. It was “made in heaven” for 63 years. During that time they had three children, David married (Mary Ellen) from Beverly, MA, Glenn, residing in Jacksonville, FL and Beth, married to Bruce Heidebrecht. Grandchildren include Adam Fullerton and his wife, Alexandra, of San Francisco, CA, Alexander Powell of San Francisco, CA, Brandyn LaCourse, his partner, Jenna and their son, William from Fairfax, VA and Jolyciel Fullerton of Goldsboro, NC. And many other nieces and nephews Priscilla was a member of the Cottage Gardeners club and she was an avid gardener in her own backyard. She and her friends traveled widely to visit gardens all over New England and eventually, with Don all over the United States and Europe. During her years as a homemaker and keeping the kids organized, she picked up her interest in antiques and collectibles, improving her own collection while selling at fairs and bazars all over New England. This eventually started a small business of Estate Sales and Antique restoration for small dealers around the Marblehead area. As a member of the First Church in Swampscott, Congregational for 63 years, she served on many boards and committees, every one of those years in some capacity, on the annual church fair, where she was the Chair of the fair itself and Chair of the Jewelry table for the last 10 years. She was a worker, a traveler, a collector and a conversationalist and she will be missed by her family and friends everywhere. At the request of her family a celebration of life service will be held as near to her 90th Birthday in August as conditions permit. In lieu of flowers, donations to The First Church in Swampscott, or the Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem, in her name will be appreciated. Two of her favorites. Arrangements are under the care of Eustis & Cornell of Marblehead. To share a memory or offer condolences online, please visit eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com.
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Priscilla Ross Fullerton
June 5, 2020
I will miss seeing Priscilla at our Cottage Garden Club events.
Her twinkling blue eyes and her bright smile always made me happy. Plus, she shared with me her love of roses and her love of beautiful glassware, for windows and plants. She invited me over to her garden and I went a few times, to see the plants she loved. She was thrilled with her garden cart that her family members gave her, which made weeding easier. For quite awhile, Priscilla was the keeper of our club's historic records...of gardens long past. I saw her not too long ago, and she was bright and bubbly and happy as always. I will miss her smile, twinkle and positive attitude and approach to life. Farewell, my Cottage Gardener Friend...you'll find a bright spot to shine in the life hereafter.
June 5, 2020
I'm sorry to hear about your mom's passing. She was a very special woman. I'm glad I had a chance to have met her!
June 4, 2020
Every summer in recent years, we would join Priscilla and Don for cocktail s in their beautiful garden, which they lovingly labored over every summer. We looked forward to our visits and were always greeted warmly and had stimulating conversation. We will miss those twinkling blue eyes and Priscilla’s lively interest in life.
June 2, 2020
I had the privilege of living next door to Pricilla and Don for 10 years. Pricilla mentored me in the art of gardening, though my plants could not rival hers, which flourished under her care. She was a warm and caring friend to me and I carry with me the fondest memories of her kindness, care and delightful conversation. Condolences to Don and the children at their loss of this great lady.
Bonnie and David Anderson
June 2, 2020
Priscilla was such a happy, kind, and loving woman. She was my uncles mom, and very much loved by my aunt, her daughter law, and her grandson, and his wife. I have many fond memories of Priscilla at family events with Don, they always brought fun and we’re the life of the party. Last spring they celebrated their grandsons wedding in CA and were bright and joyful. Rest In Peace- May we all live as joyfully as you.
May 30, 2020
It is hard to find the words to say what your Mom means to us, and to my Mom, Ginny Symmes especially. Priscilla was a best friend, a fellow church member, a part of our family for what seems like my whole life. One of my first memories was the baby shower that my Mom threw for Priscilla when she was expecting Beth...All of the church memories, the family memories, my parents spent so many New Year's Eves on West Street, it just goes on and on. My heart goes out to you all, especially Don, and my heart also goes out to Becky, another one of Priscilla's best friends. Too much to lose Priscilla - the air at First Church as gone out of the sanctuary. With love, Merry (Symmes) Tufts