Josephine Lelia Fuller, 75, died May 5, 2010, at Brewer Rehab and Living Center surrounded by her family.

She was born in Appleton Jan. 8, 1935, a daughter of Lloyd and Gladys Bean. She graduated from Appleton High School and was valedictorian of her senior class.

In 1953 she married Keith Fuller and in 1958 moved to Searsmont, where she lived her remaining years. She worked as a supervisor at the Belfast Manufacturing Co. for many years. Later she worked at School House Togs and Penobscot Bay Medical Center. After her retirement she continued her passion for sewing as she worked at home for Liberty Graphics. She also enjoyed her trips to Foxwoods with her daughters and special friend Bea Thompson.

She was predeceased by her parents, Lloyd and Gladys Bean; her husband, Keith; two brothers, Arthur and Herbert; and a sister, Marilyn Trank.

She is survived by a brother, Edward, of Union; four children, Sharon Thompson of Belfast, Joel of Pennsylvania; Loren and his wife, Teri, of Liberty; Zona Pollard and her fiancé, Paul Desrochers, of Searsmont; 11 grandchildren, Jessica, Jacob, Barbie, Danny, Michelle, Harmony, Keith, Laci, Sadie, Danielle and Trevor; many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was awaiting the birth of twin great-grandaughters who are due in July.

A private family burial will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations can be made to Brewer Rehab & Living Center, 74 Parkway South, Brewer, ME 04412.

Arrangements are with Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Online condolences may be offered to the family at