Obituaries 10-13-2016

Charles ‘Bob’ Fuller

Retired Boston School Principal who cherished his family

Charles R. “Bob” Fuller of Melrose died surrounded by family on October 8 at the age of 94.

Bob was born in Boston on April 28, 1922 to John Fuller and Mary (Goodwin) Fuller. He was raised in Dorchester and graduated from Boston College High School. He later earned a Masters Degree from Boston State College.

At the age of 21, Bob enlisted in the United States Army and went on to serve his country honorably during World War II. He was a D-Day Veteran and fought in Northern France, the Rhineland, and Central Europe. Bob was very proud of his service and continued his connection to the military by being an active member of the Lt. Norman Prince Post 1506 VFW in Melrose. The club was very important to him, he played cards there every Thursday and enjoyed being with fellow veterans.

Bob worked as a meat cutter at Roxies Butcher Shop in Quincy for many years. He eventually went on to become a teacher and later a Principal in the Boston Public School system.

Bob was also known by the nicknames “Teach” and “Papa.” He loved to travel, particularly by taking car rides. Bob and his wife, Margery, along with other family members, took many rides up Route One on a beautiful day for a lobster roll.  He would also take an annual trip with his boys to see the Red Sox play at a different stadium. He was an avid Red Sox and Patriot fan, rarely missing a game. Most importantly, Bob was a man who cherished his family. He loved spending time with them anyway he could. He will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege to know him.

He was the beloved husband of Margery (McDonald) Fuller of Melrose; loving father of Paul Fuller and his wife, Paula of Weymouth, Michael Fuller and his wife, Deborah of Weymouth, Robert Fuller and his wife, Linda of Kingston, Margery Raymond and her husband, Ronald of Billerica, Paul Williams and his wife, Liz of Burlington, Kevin Williams and his wife, Sheila of Billerica, MaryBeth Williams and William Walsh of Melrose; cherished grandfather of Lisa, Stephen, John, Siobhan, James, Jeffrey, Mark, Jaclyn, Ronald, Julie, Brian, Mark, Jennifer, Sheilann, Michelle, Jessica, Brendan, and David and proud great-grandfather of thirteen. He was the caring brother of Jack Fuller of Florida and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was a lifelong friend of Bill Cofrin of Franklin.

Funeral arrangements were by the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose. Interment was at the Bourne National Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, contribution can be made to the Lt. Norman Prince Post 1506 Relief Fund, 428 Main St., Melrose, MA 02176. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit


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