1923 – 2016

AUBURN — Virginia Atherton Fullam, 93, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Bolster Heights where she had resided for the past 12½ years.

Born June 15, 1923, in Malden, Mass., daughter of Leslie and Grace Lynch, she received her education in the Malden schools and graduated from Malden High School with the Class of 1941. She was employed in the office of the Lahey Clinic where she worked under the guidance of Frank Lahey. She was also a member of the Civilian Air Patrol Reserve Unit during World War II.

At the age of 7, she started playing the violin and took lessons until she graduated from high school. After graduating, her violin teacher got her into the Boston Civic Symphony where she played under the auspices of Arthur Fiedler. She also played in the Melrose Civic Symphony.

She married Edward W. Fullam on March 24, 1945, and moved to the Panama Canal Zone during World War II and returned to Maine the same year. She was an avid member of the Eaton Memorial Methodist Church and served the church in various capacities throughout the years. She enjoyed camping, gardening, playing violin, autoharp and doing various crafts.

The family would like to extend a very special thank-you to Dr. Tom Hattan, Donna Parent, charge nurse at Bolster Heights, and also the aides and staff at Bolster Heights where she received excellent personal, professional and quality care. Our gratitude also extends to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice for their part in caring for Virginia.

She is survived by her daughter, Sheila A. Weed, and her husband Eugene, of Livermore; a son, Douglas M. Fullam and his wife, Irene, of Lewiston; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by one great-grandchild.

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