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Joseph P. Fuller

June 9, 1938 — October 27, 2022

Joseph P. Fuller, age 84, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 27, 2022, in his West Roxbury home, surrounded by his family after a valiant battle with cancer.  Born in the South End of Boston, Massachusetts on June 9, 1938, he was the son of the late Albert and Mary Fuller.  He was raised in the South End with his brother, Albert and sister, Maryann.


Joe married his beloved wife, Eileen M. Bethoney, on December 27, 1973, in Saint George's Orthodox Church in the South End, and together they made their home in West Roxbury, Massachusetts.

Joe was a dedicated employee for First Student Bus Company, remaining with the company through the Laidlaw buyout, and longtime member of the United Steel Workers Local 8751 Boston School Bus Drivers.  Mr. Joe, as he was affectionately known as, safely delivered  thousands of Boston Public School students to and from schools for 42 years.  He received more than 12 awards during his tenure for outstanding service and safety, before his retirement in 2010.  For anyone that knew Joe, knew that he  appropriately fit his nickname “The Turtle” for his lower than average speed while driving.


During his retirement, Joe loved spending time with his family and making memories with them while playing Marco Polo at Hampton Beach, eating lobster in York, Maine, or trying his luck at the casino. Most of all, Joe was happiest being surrounded by his family, sharing a Sunday dinner.


Beloved husband of Eileen M. (Bethoney) Fuller.

Devoted son of the late Mary Koeppel and her husband, John, and the late Albert Fuller.

Loving brother of Maryann Dasaro and her husband, Jackie, of East Boston, and the late Albert Fuller.

Cherished brother-in-law of James Moses and his late wife, Donna, of Norfolk, Michael Bethoney and his wife, Jeanne, of Franklin, and the late Fred Bethoney.

Doting uncle of Vikki and Joe Castellano, Andrea and Dan Edmonston, Helena and Mike Pitner, James Moses, Jr., Angelina and Andrew Rock, and the late Michael Moses and Joseph Moses.

Also survived by many great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and friends. 


Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Joe's visitation on Sunday, October 30, 2022 from 4 to 8 PM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of the Cedars of Lebanon Church, 61 Rockwood Street, Jamaica Plain on Monday, October 31, 2022 at 10:00 AM.  Interment will follow in Mount Benedict Cemetery in West Roxbury.

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Service Schedule

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Sunday, October 30, 2022

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home

48 Common St, Walpole, MA 02081

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, October 31, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Our Lady of the Cedars of Lebanon Church

61 Rockwood Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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