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Barbara Louise (Lane) Fulle

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.

Hymns 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 Ipswich. 

Memorial contributions in Barbara’s  name may be made to Our Lady of Providence, a non-profit organization, 47 W. Spring Street, Winooski, VT. 05404.

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