OBITUARY

Joseph Fulton

January 29, 1948May 23, 2019
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Barefoot Bay, FL- Joseph N. Fulton, 71, of Florida and part time on Old Lyme, died Thursday, May 23, 2019 with his family by his side. Joe was born on January 29, 1948 in New London, the son of Chester and Angelina (Apicelli) Fulton of Groton. He graduated from St. Bernard High School, Class of 1966, then attended American Academy McAllister Institute for Mortuary school. He married his beloved Kathleen (McCarthy) on April 7, 1972 in Groton. He started his career in New London working for Impellitteri Funeral Home before he made the career move to James T. Pratt Funeral Home in Hartford, he made his final move to Alderson-Prentice Funeral Home in New London. He, with his partner, Paul Theroux, bought Alderson-Prentice, later changing the name to Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, finally retiring in January of 2007. During his career he was an active member of Niantic Rotary Club, serving as president and earning the Paul Harris Fellowship award multiple times. He loved his time working with the Rotary and the dear friends he made through the club. Joe served on the East Lyme Cemetery Association as well as the Old Lyme Cemetery Boards, he also served on the Park and Recreation Committee in Old Lyme. He had a great time with the Lieutenant River Club “Per aspera nusquam”. He coached baseball at multiple levels and volunteered wherever he could. Joe is survived by his loving wife Kathy, his favorite son Nicholas Fulton and his wife Ashley DeGregory of Old Lyme, his mother Angelina Fulton of Groton, brother David Fulton And wife Terry of Groton, niece Heather Tefft and nephews Joel, Kevin and Brian Fulton all of Groton. Too many close cousins to count as well as close friends that should be considered family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:00am in Christ the King Church, 1 McCurdy Rd., Old Lyme. Interment will follow in Duck River Cemetery. Calling Hours will be held on Friday, May 31, 2019 at Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 13 Beckwith Ln., Old Lyme, from 4:00 until 7:00pm with a celebration of his life at 7:00pm. Please visit www.fultontherouxoldlyme.com for photos, tributes and directions. In Lieu of flowers donation may be made to National Brain Tumor Society please go to https://braintumor.org for instructions on ways to give.

Services

  • Calling Hours Friday, May 31, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, June 1, 2019

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Bill Mitchell

June 7, 2019

It was great to see Joe at the 50th reunion of St. Bernard High School Class of 1966. Clearly the same good guy he was in high school and before.

Robert Bailey

June 6, 2019

My condolences to the family. I was Joe’s roommate at embalming school in 1967. Joe was a great guy, who always had a smile on his face. I saw him over the years and he was a credit to the profession. May he Rest In Peace and may the family find God’s Peace.

Tina Husty

June 3, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Nancy Brown

June 2, 2019

My sincere condolences.

Fr. Anthony C. Dinoto

June 2, 2019

"Rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him." Joe Fulton was one of the "Good Guys" of Funeral Service in Southeastern Ct. and a credit to his profession. "May the Lord Bless and Keep You, the Lord make His face to shine upon you and give you Peace.+"
Father Anthony C. Dinoto, Rector, St. John's Episcopal Church, Niantic.

Donna Brandt-VanBlarcom

May 31, 2019

A true gentleman with a kind heart and generous spirit. Kathy, Nick, Ashley and family, we send you sincere and caring thoughts. Still having a hard time with this sad news. Your entire family is wonderful and we will also miss Joe very much.

Sincerely, Donna and Bill

Peter D'Arienzo

May 31, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Joe Fulton and found him to be an absolute joy to be around. He was the utmost professional and cared deeply about his business and family. His ability to rely on common sense and what was best for all parties involved was refreshing. Joe had a great sense of humor and took good news and bad in the same respectful manner. He was a credit to funeral service and made a difference in the lives of those he served and those who had the privilege to work with him. My heartfelt condolences to Kathy, Nick & Ashley and all of Joe's family, friends and co-workers. Rest in Peace.

Nancy Munoz

May 30, 2019

Joe was a kind and caring friend. He had a great sense of humor and always had a smile on his face. Except when he missed a putt for birdie or if he had to miss the Lone Ranger.... Love you, Joe Fulton.

Nancy and Gary

Jonathan Raymond

May 29, 2019

I have known Joe from the first days of my career with SCI, just 16 years. I never knew Joe to be anything but a gentleman. He was a great person and never had a bad word to say about anyone. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

John Ford

May 28, 2019

Dear Kathy and Family,
I was so sorry to hear of Joes passing.
I can always remeber the old Alderson-Prentice days, when we'd have to bring a hearse from Waterbury, when things got busy on Ocean Ave. "Tutt" would call and say "2 men and a Hearse for 8 a.m." and the rest is history.
Joe was certainly a dedicated professional who had the respect of all that knew him. Although he is absent from you now, I know he will live on in the hearts of all of you loved him.

Sincerely,
John W. Ford, Chairman of the Board
Alderson-Ford Funeral Homes, Inc.
Waterbury-Cheshire-Naugatuck

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Biography

Barefoot Bay, FL- Joseph N. Fulton, 71, of Florida and part time on Old Lyme, died Thursday, May 23, 2019 with his family by his side.
Joe was born on January 29, 1948 in New London, the son of Chester and Angelina (Apicelli) Fulton of Groton. He graduated from St. Bernard High School, Class of 1966, then attended American Academy McAllister Institute for Mortuary school. He married his beloved Kathleen (McCarthy) on April 7, 1972 in Groton. He started his career in New London working for Impellitteri Funeral Home before he made the career move to James T. Pratt Funeral Home in Hartford, he made his final move to Alderson-Prentice Funeral Home in New London. He, with his partner, Paul Theroux, bought Alderson-Prentice, later changing the name to Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, finally retiring in January of 2007. During his career he was an active member of Niantic Rotary Club, serving as president and earning the Paul Harris Fellowship award multiple times. He loved his time working with the Rotary and the dear friends he made through the club. Joe served on the East Lyme Cemetery Association as well as the Old Lyme Cemetery Boards, he also served on the Park and Recreation Committee in Old Lyme. He had a great time with the Lieutenant River Club “Per aspera nusquam”. He coached baseball at multiple levels and volunteered wherever he could.
Joe is survived by his loving wife Kathy, his favorite son Nicholas Fulton and his wife Ashley DeGregory of Old Lyme, his mother Angelina Fulton of Groton, brother David Fulton And wife Terry of Groton, niece Heather Tefft and nephews Joel, Kevin and Brian Fulton all of Groton. Too many close cousins to count as well as close friends that should be considered family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:00am in Christ the King Church, 1 McCurdy Rd., Old Lyme. Interment will follow in Duck River Cemetery. Calling Hours will be held on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 4:00 until 7:00pm with a celebration of his life at 7:00pm. Please visit www.fultontherouxoldlyme.com for photos, tributes and directions. In Lieu of flowers donation may be made to National Brain Tumor Society please go to https://braintumor.org for instructions on ways to give.