Richard “Moe” Fuller, Sr., 79, of North Haven passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at his home with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of 53 years to Doris “Dorie” Jensen Fuller. Moe was born in New Haven on January 19, 1939 and was the son of the late Robert and Marie Craig Fuller. He worked for more than 40 years at the Connecticut Container Corporation as a dye mounter where he was known as “Packy”. “Coach Moe” as he was affectionately known touched the lives of hundreds of North Haven athletes throughout the years. Moe was a flag football coach for more than 25 years; coached the North Haven Women’s Softball and Max Sinoway little league; was involved with the North Haven Men’s Softball. He was a fixture for many years with the North Haven Boys Scout Troop #805. Even through his battle with cancer he would go to the bowling alley with his grandson Shane to hang out, mentor and help other bowlers and would try to critique their bowling and giving them solutions to enhance their skills. Everyone who met Moe knew he was a “Great Guy” and always quick with a smile. Moe had many years of enjoyment fishing on the beaches of Cape Cod and on his Boston Whaler he named “Boat”. He enjoyed watching his beloved UConn Women’s basketball, the New York Giants and the New York Yankees. Family was Moe’s ultimate pride and joy, he was extremely proud of his son Richard for starting his nuisance wildlife business; proud of his son-in-law Henry for becoming a volunteer North Haven Fire Police Officer with the West Ridge Volunteer Fire Department; proud of his daughter Alice for helping to start the North Haven Community (a community he loved) Emergency Response Team (CERT). Father of Alice Bessonett and her husband Henry, Richard Fuller, Jr. and his wife Danielle. Grandfather to the “Lights of his Life” Shane Fuller, Shannon Bessonett, Sarah Bessonett and Brody Fuller. Brother of Joan Dumont and her husband Richard, Cynthia Fuller and the late Robert L. Fuller and Marie “Tootsie” Horvath. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a “Special Thank You” to the Atrinity Home Healthcare expecially Jennifer, Mary and Errol who Moe considered a “brother from another mother” and the Connecticut Hospice, Homecare.
Funeral services will be privately held. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the West Ridge Volunteer Fire Association for CERT c/o West Ridge Volunteer Fire Association, 1331 Ridge Road, North Haven, Connecticut 06473