Fulling was born Feb. 25, 1937, in New York, NY, son of the late Thomas and Geraldine “Jerry” (Davitt) Fulling. He was raised in Brewster, and also lived in Palenville, NY, and most recently in Sebastian, FL. Upon high school graduation he served in the US Army, stationed in Germany for two years. He returned from the service to graduate from Western Connecticut State University.
Fulling was a local politician and a business owner in Putnam County. He was a life member of the Elks and also a member of the VFW, Chamber of Commerce and the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, Brewster and St. Sebastian Church in Sebastian, FL.He is survived by his companion of 24 years, Kay Ledwith; his brother Jim (Betsy) of Idaho; sisters Veronica (Robert) Carucci of Connecticut and Fran (Craig) Blomberg of Colorado; sons Dennis (Julie) of Connecticut and Russell (Carol) of Illinois; and six grandchildren: Mason, Alex, Martine, Patrick, Michael and Davis. He is also survived by Kay’s five daughters and a grandson.
Visitation will be held at Beecher Funeral Home (1 Putnam Avenue in Brewster). from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday (Jan. 24). A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Tom’s memory can be made to the Visiting Nurses Association of the Treasure Coast at vnatc.com, or at 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960.
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