Cynthia Q. Fuller

Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 2, 2006

November 17, 2006

Cynthia Quayle Fuller died Nov. 17, in Birmingham, Ala., after a short illness.

Born Sept. 12, 1938 in Suffolk, Mrs. Fuller was the daughter of the late Harold and Bernyce Quayle, of Suffolk.


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Mrs. Fuller graduated from Suffolk High School, and from Randolph-Macon Women’s College, with a degree in biology.

After moving to New Jersey with her husband in 1964, she became active in state and township politics, working with former Assemblywoman Maureen Ogden as her legislative aide.

She served two terms on the Millburn (N.J.) Township Committee, including a year as vice chairman.

Mrs. Fuller was a past president of the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills and also of the Short Hills Garden Club.

In addition, she served on the national conservation and legislative affairs committee of the Garden Club of America. She was a member of the Millburn Township Beautification League and served on the boards of directors of The Pingry School, The Union Foundation, and the Trust for Public Land. She belonged to the Short Hills Club, and was a member of Christ Church, where she served on the vestry.

In 1977, Mrs. Fuller and her husband bought a farm in Newton, N.J., where they enjoyed growing and selling Christmas trees every year and where they spent their summers after moving to Birmingham in 2001. In Birmingham she began singing in the Junior League of Birmingham Choral Group and the choir at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, but her main interests there were her two grandsons.

Mrs. Fuller is survived by her husband, Dr. Frederick William Fuller, of Birmingham; two daughters, Hester Fuller of Boston, Mass. and Julia F. Fallon and her husband, Dr. Michael B. Fallon, of Birmingham; a son, Dr. Rice B. Fuller II and his wife, Dr. Lucia F. O’Sullivan, of Fredericton, New Brunswick; two brothers, Harold Quayle Jr., and his wife Martha, of Rockville, Md.; and Sen. Frederick M. Quayle and his wife Brenda of Suffolk; three grandsons, and seven nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 3736 Montrose Road, Birmingham, Ala.

Visitation with the family was at 1 p.m. in the Founders’ Room.

A memorial service will be in Short Hills in January, 2007 (date to be announced).

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Trust for Public Land, 20 Community Place, Morristown, New Jersey, 07960 (