Olive Myrtle Fuller
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Olive Myrtle Fuller
  • February 17, 1922 - November 9, 2017
  • Keene, New Hampshire

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Olive M. (Estabrook) Fuller, 95, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, November 9, 2017 at her home in Keene. She was born February 17, 1922, in Yarmouth, ME, daughter of the late Myron L. Estabrook, Sr. and Sadie Estabrook.

Olive was a Registered Nurse, having graduated in 1943 from Maine General Hospital. She loved the medical field, and spent her working career as an RN doing private duty nursing for many years at Elliot Community Hospital on Main Street in Keene. She was also night supervisor of the Intensive Care Unit at Elliot Community, and served as Head Nurse of the Recovery Room when the hospital became Cheshire Medical Center (now Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene) and moved to its new facility on Court Street.

Olive married Francis R. "Reggie" Fuller of Center Conway, NH on August 17, 1946. The couple moved to Keene in 1948, where they spent the majority of their 70 years of marriage. She loved the "Fuller homestead" on Valley Street in Keene, and especially enjoyed her flower and vegetable gardens. She was an avid reader, enjoyed doing daily crossword puzzles, looked forward to an occasional trip to the casino, and was always ready to spend time with her family. Olive will be remembered as a much loved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. She was a dedicated member of Keene Emblem Club No. 24, having held several offices within the organization, including her service as President of the Club.

Olive is survived by four daughters, Linda J. Rajaniemi, Nancy L. Kelly and Joyce E. Gray, all of Keene; Cynthia A. King and her husband, Gary A. King, of Colchester, VT; a son, John M. Fuller and his wife, Hazell A. Fuller of Alstead, NH; nine grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; and one great, great grandchild. She is also survived by two brothers James C. Estabrook of Windham, ME and Paul L. Estabrook of Parkman, ME, a sister-in-law, Marjorie Estabrook of Yarmouth, ME, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Olive was predeceased by her husband, Reggie, who passed away in February 2017. She was also predeceased by a son and daughter-in-law, Peter T. Fuller and Christine M. Fuller of Milton, NH, a son-in-law, David W. Rajaniemi of Keene, NH, as well as her sister, Opha Estabrook, her brothers, Myron L. Estabrook, Jr., Leonard F. Estabrook, and Melvin A. Estabrook, all of Yarmouth, ME, her sister-in-law, Alice L. Wright, of White River Jct., VT and brother-in-law, Robert W. Fuller of Vergennes, VT.

Fletcher Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy for the Fuller family may be shared at www.FletcherFuneralHome.com. There will be no calling hours. A joint memorial service for Mrs. Fuller and her late husband will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to:

The American Heart Association
20 Merrimack Street
Manchester, NH 03101

Keene Emblem Club No. 24
P. O. Box 347
Keene, NH 03431

or to any other charity of your choice.