Audrey J. Fulcher

April 23, 1926April 27, 2022
Obituary of Audrey J. Fulcher


Swan Funeral Home

Audrey Jean Fulcher, M.S., R.N., age 96, passed away peacefully in Old Saybrook on April 27, 2022. She was born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania on April 23,1926 to the late Roy and Sarah Freeborough Fulcher. Preceded in death by her brother, Robert, she leaves behind her sister-in-law Jacqueline Fulcher, nephews Robert (Diane) Fulcher and Scott Fulcher, and niece Mary Beth Fulcher. Known to family and friends as Jean, she worked as a registered nurse and nursing educator. After serving as a cadet nurse in World War II, Jean graduated from the Hartford Hospital School of Nursing in 1947, where she was elected class president. She subsequently earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Boston University and a master’s degree in nursing from Columbia University. Jean taught at the New Britain School of Nursing, the Hartford Hospital School of Nursing, and was an Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing. By the time she retired in the early 1970s, Jean had trained hundreds of nurses. She was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, the international honor society of nursing, and was recognized by the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation at Columbia University for her role supporting women’s education and leadership. Jean was a long-distance bridge player with her nursing school classmate, the late Audrey Jean Carroll. She was an avid sports fan devoted to both UConn women’s basketball, the New York Yankees, and the New York Giants for over 60 years. With her detailed knowledge of family genealogy, Jean greatly enjoyed assisting relatives over the years in piecing together family history. A longtime resident of Old Saybrook, Jean was very active in the community. She was a founder of the Indiantown Beach Beautification Committee, on which she served for five years and served eight years as the tax collector for the association. She will be missed by many extended family members and lifelong friends. The family would like to thank the staff at both Gladeview Rehabilitation & Heath Care Center and Golden Horizons Elder Care Services and express special gratitude to Cathy Reich for her many years of care and support.

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