Betty Bradshaw Fullerton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 15th 2014 at 6 o’clock in the morning at the age of 86. Born Betty Bradshaw on March 11, 1928 to Sarah Jane & Wilmer Bradshaw in Forest Hills, New York. She graduated Queens College, NYC and taught Elementary Education. She married William K. Fullerton in 1952 and in 1953 moved to Succasunna, New Jersey to start a family.
Betty and William raised 4 children-Douglas, Janet, Donna and Scott, losing Janet to pneumonia at the age of 3. Betty was smart, athletic and a good friend and Mother. She always put her children’s education first and supported them in all their after school activities: softball, soccer, basketball, wrestling, swim meet, band practice and Sunday school. The eternal educator, college was never an option, it was a requirement. Betty was always active in her neighborhood, from the rummage sales with the Sunrise Park Sewing Club to the Bridge, Canasta, Mah Jong and Poker she loved to play with dear friends at Fox Hills in Rockaway, her home for twelve years.
Losing William in April of 2006, Betty never gave up or stopped living. Betty’s loved ones surrounded her. Betty kept busy by helping her children and enjoying her grandchildren. Betty was a diehard Mets & Giants fan and rarely missed a game. Betty was friend to all she met. She loved going to Harrah’s in Atlantic City and enjoying Sunday breakfast at Townsquare Diner every week with her children or friends. Betty finished the NY Times crossword puzzle every Sunday until a week ago.
Her sons and daughter, Douglas & Mayling, Randolph, NJ, Scott & Sandra, Denville NJ and Donna & Mike Stanley, Chapel Hill, NC, survive Betty. Along with 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, Jennifer Stanley, Ellen Stanley Price, Robin, Kate & William Fullerton, Lynn VanGuilder and Kang-Min Cutes, Ryan & Amanda VanGuilder. Betty was predeceased by William (Bill) her husband of 52 years, her daughter Janet and her sister Jeanne Pohl.
A memorial service will be held at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday, November 28th, 12 – 2 pm, with her Service at 1 pm. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Betty Fullerton’s life.