Published in the December 18, 2018 edition.

TOPSFIELD — Elaine (Eramo) Fuller, 60, lately of Topsfield, former long-time resident of Warren, Vt., passed peacefully away on November 20, 2018 amongst her children and their spouses after a long struggle with cancer.

Born September 29, 1958 in Melrose, she was the second of three children to the late Edward G. Eramo Jr. and Wendy (MacCaughey) Eramo. Elaine grew up between Wakefield when it was the “last frontier” of the rapidly developing Boston suburbs and Granville, Vt. where her parents were rejuvenating a hill farm built during the late 1700s. Whether Elaine was on Montrose Avenue or among the Green Mountains of Granville, Hancock, Rochester, and Warren, she spent her childhood exploring the coastal wetlands and wooded areas around these two respective areas. This comfort in the outdoors expanded into high school when she and her circle of friends would take extended camping trips throughout New England. Enjoying nature’s beauty and the company of close friends would fuel her spirit of adventure for the rest of her life. She was always up for a beautiful experience with good people.

Elaine moved to Granville, Vt. in 1981 where she started a family with the birth of her daughter, Wendy, in 1983. Elaine then moved to East Warren, where she and Jeff Fuller welcomed the birth of their first son, Adam, in 1989, followed by their second son, Thomas, in 1992. Ever the hard worker, Elaine operated a successful business in Warren while raising her three young children, as well as volunteering at the Warren Elementary After School Program. An epicurean at heart, she also worked many years managing large catering events. Later, she began an administrative position at the Town of Warren. Being a trusted member of the community she naturally ran for the elected office of Town Treasurer, ultimately won the election, and served the town for some 19 years before moving to Wolfeboro, N.H. to enjoy her retirement. While in Wolfeboro, Elaine’s call to service didn’t end. She served on the Board of her Housing Community and as Treasurer before her move to Topsfield to continue treatment at Dana Farber in Boston. She also wished to be closer to the ocean, a longtime love of hers, as well as her extended family located in Massachusetts. She was thrilled to return home.

Elaine spread kindness and grace wherever she went. She taught her children about honor, family, duty, and what it means to serve something greater than yourself. She loved her communities, sharing good food, and doing things with care and attention. She laughed fully, loved deeply, and was generous in a way seldom witnessed. She was a constant supporter of the USPS through her abiding, beautiful commitment to the hand-written letter which she loved to bestow upon her friends and family. She was known to throw legendary Halloween, Christmas, and dinner parties. Elaine was brave, thoughtful, and true. She leaves behind a powerful legacy of kindness in her communities.

She is survived by her daughter, Wendy (Fuller) Geller and son-in-law, Alex Geller (Montpelier, Vt.), son, Adam Fuller and spouse Calli Willette (Burlington, Vt.), and son Thomas Fuller (Fayston,Vt.), as well as sister, Lee (Eramo) Broulliard and brother-in-law Terry Broulliard (Brandon, Vt.), cousins Kim (MacCaughey) Whitener, Denise (MacCaughey) Pelletz, and Michele (MacCaughey) Wood, uncle Ozzie MacCaughey, Aunt Donna (Eramo) Sullivan, along with nieces and nephews, as well as many grand nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held on January 5, 2019 at the First Parish Congregational Church in Wakefield, Mass. at 11 a.m.