WASHINGTON, D.C. — Carol G. Fuller, 87, formerly of Brunswick, Maine. Carol passed away following a brief illness on January 14, 2013.

Born January 29, 1925 in Connecticut to Edwin and Kathryn Gilbert, she attended Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. She lived and raised her family in Tarrytown, New York and Chicago, Illinois. A great lover of animals, Carol served for many years as a docent at the Bronx Zoo and Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo, working with reptiles and other small animals for the zoos’ public outreach programs.

In 1984, she and her husband, Delbert O. Fuller, retired to Brunswick and embraced life on the coast of Maine. Bird watching and fishing on the New Meadows River were favorite activities, as well as attending sporting events at nearby Bowdoin College. An avid reader, Carol was a frequent visitor to the Brunswick library and excelled at crossword puzzles and other word games.

Predeceased by her husband, Delbert O. Fuller, Carol is survived by her three children, Kathryn S. Fuller (Stephen Doyle) of Washington, DC, Joanna Fuller of Lexington, MA and Douglas O. Fuller (Sarah Fuller) of Miami, FL. She is also survived by four beloved grandchildren, Sarah Taylor, Michael and Matthew Doyle, and Maxwell Fuller.

A memorial service and burial are being planned for late spring in Washington, Maine. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Carol’s memory can be made to the Coastal Humane Society, 190 Pleasant St., Brunswick, ME 04011 or via www.coastalhumanesociety.org.