HALLOWELL – Kathy Crowley Fuller went to heaven March 28, 2012. Her cancer journey was a life lesson of purpose for her, and she undertook it with an attitude and inner strength that was an inspiration to all. She left her amazing spirit and positive energy with us. She lived life to the fullest including an "end-of-life shopping spree" and visitations with close friends and family members. She was born on Flag Day, June 14, 1951, in Bangor, daughter of Esther and Nathaniel Crowley.
Kathy graduated from Fort Kent Community High School and attended Bangor Community College. She and Gordon Fuller, the love of her life for 25 years, were married Oct. 6, 2007. Their life together was spent in Hallowell and Bayside, with many friends and family. Kathy and Gordon had a strong loving marriage filled with happiness, friendship, much laughter and joy. Gordon was her soul mate in life. Kathy had a 25-year career in dedicated service to the State Legislature and the people of Maine. Her work began as an audit and review clerk, and then was a part of Office of Program and Fiscal Review, where she was a committed and valued employee. Kathy was an inspiration to many at the State House. Her hearty laugh and good spirits were well known. Her cheerful disposition will be missed by those who worked closely with her, especially Rachel, Ann and Donna. Kathy and Gordon enjoyed special times in their summer home at Bayside with many special friends and a community that embraced them as a couple. Time spent on and off the water brought delight, laughs and happiness to them. She will be missed by many, including special friends, Jackie and Sally.
Kathy is survived by her loving husband, Gordon; parents, Esther and Nathaniel Crowley of Stockton Springs; and sons, Carl Pendleton and Frances of Saco, and Corey Pendleton and Yadera of Greenacres, Fla. Kathy loved her sons and was extremely proud of them, especially as fathers. She loved being a grandmother to her three grandsons, CJ, Brady and Cameron. She was known as "Gram" and "Gam-Gam" to her grandchildren who were a constant source of love and joy. She cherished every moment with her sons, grandsons, family and close friends. Also surviving are eight loving brothers and sisters and their spouses: brothers, Nathaniel and Julie of Hampden, Michael and Joanne of Stockton Springs, Roger and Louise of Montpelier, Vt., Christopher and Paulette of Lewiston, Timothy and Mary of Caribou, Patrick and Cindy of Brewer; and sisters, Constance Bunker of Amherst, Mass., and Elanna and Willard Farnham of Naples, Fla. She is also survived by 20 nieces and nephews; as well as the family cat and good buddy, Mo-Mo. Kathy was predeceased by twins, Jamie and Joel Pendleton. The family extends thanks to all those who gave care and special attention to Kathy and/or sent prayers and well wishes to her during her journey. Special thanks are extended to Dr. Roger Inhorn and Kathy’s primary oncology nurse, Carolyn Murphy at Mercy Hospital, as well as Dr. Michael Young at Maine Medical Center.
A memorial service/celebration of life is scheduled 1 p.m. April 21 at St. Matthews Church, Hallowell, with a reception after in the church parish hall. A second remembrance service is anticipated to take place in Bayside this summer at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mercy Hospital Oncology Center, Portland; Maine General Health Reach Hospice, Augusta; Cancer Foundation of Maine; or Bayside Yacht Club.