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“We will miss Mary as much as we missed Arlan, a WWII Veteran, after his passing. Another end of a great era living on Windsor street. A big thank...Read More »
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Mary P. (McDonald) Fuller, of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly on April 6, 2019 at the age of 88. Mary was born in Boston, raised in Dorchester and a graduate of Girls Latin High School, Class of 1949. She went on to attend Boston Clerical School and received her Bachelor's degree from Bentley College. Mary resided in Melrose since 1971 and was a member of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Wakefield. She was a Leader for the Junior Catholic Daughter's for many years, enjoyed crossword puzzles and was an avid reader. Mary loved to spend her time at the family home in Alton Bay, NH and traveling with her late husband Arlan to Italy, Prince Edward Island and Disneyworld. Her family was the most important part of her life and she enjoyed time with her nieces, nephews and grandchildren. Mary was the beloved wife of the late Arlan F. Fuller, Sr. Loving stepmother of Dr. Arlan F. Fuller Jr. & his wife Alice of Winchester, William L. Fuller & his wife Ellen of ME and late Richard C. Fuller of Melrose. Mother in law of Dorothy A. Fuller of Dracut. Devoted daughter of the late Joseph G. & Mary T. (Manning) McDonald. Caring sister of Ellen Worobel & her husband Alex of Duxbury, late John W. McDonald & his wife Anne of Dedham and the late Joseph G. McDonald. Cherished grandmother of Shaunna, Kathleen, William, Arlan, Andrew and Karin. Aunt of Donna, Suzanne, Mark, Maryanne, John, Eleanor, Amy, Matthew, Louis, Michelle and the late Jennifer. Also survived by relatives & friends. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Friday, April 12, 2019 from 4-7PM. Procession from the Gately Funeral Home on Saturday April 13, 2019 at 8:45AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St., Wakefield at 10AM. Relatives & friends invited. Burial in Blue Hills Cemetery, Braintree. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary's name to Winchester Hospital Foundation, Attn: Denise Flynn, 41 Highland Ave., Winchester, MA 01890.