Eleanor T. Fuller, of Libby Avenue, died Tuesday, August 23, 2016, in Auburn. She was born in Bangor, Maine, on December 29, 1926, a daughter of Raymond and Eleanor Knowles Torrey.
Eleanor (known as "Betty") attended Bangor schools, and with her sister Charlotte, established a cookie delivery route in the Fairmont neighborhood. She graduated from Bangor High School in 1945, and attended the University of Maine at Orono, graduating in 1949 with a degree in psychology. In 1950 she married Donald C. Fuller, with whom she moved to Massachusetts and raised three boys. Eleanor taught school at Perkins School in Lancaster, MA, and later was a teachers aid in North Reading, MA. Never having lost her love of baking, she made a business of baking cookies for shops in Boston the surrounding area. After Donald predeceased her in 1981, Eleanor moved back to Maine, making her home in Gorham, where she enjoyed baking, gardening, her sheltie dogs and making quilts. She ran a yearly craft fair and volunteered at the Animal Rescue League in Westbrook for many years. A lifelong Baptist, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in North Reading and attended the First Baptist Church in Westbrook.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Charlotte M. Torrey. Survivors include her sons, Donald C. Fuller Jr. of Durham, ME, David A. Fuller of Auburn, ME, and Kevin D. Fuller of Billerica, MA; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A public graveside service will be held on Friday, August 26, 2016, at 9 a.m. at the Maine Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Civic Center Drive, Augusta, ME 04330. Eleanor asked that donations in her memory be made to the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, P.O. Box 336, Westbrook, ME 04098. To express condolences and to participate in Eleanor's online tribute, please visit www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com.