Philip D. Fullin

Philip D. Fullin of East Falmouth died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Falmouth Hospital. He was 73.

Philip was the husband of Carol A. (Peters) Fullin and the son of Remo and Alice E. (Duart) Fullin.

Born in Oak Bluffs, Philip was a 1961 graduate of Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. He worked at Yates Drug Store in Vineyard Haven, and for 36 years with Cape and Vineyard Electric, retiring as an assistant line supervisor in 1997.

In his retirement he worked at the Island Queen and Home Solutions, both in Falmouth. Phil was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Falmouth and taught religious education for 18 years at St. Anthony’s Church in East Falmouth. He was a Marian Medal recipient, and also received the Liberty Mutual Life Savers’ medal in 1971.

Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Vanessa Scheurer of East Falmouth; a granddaughter, Kristina Berkeley, and her husband Daniel of Windermere, Fla.; and two brothers, Remo Fullin Jr. and Nicky Fullin, both of Martha’s Vineyard. He was the father of the late Glenn Fullin and brother of the late Timothy Fullin.

Visiting hours will be Friday, Feb. 12, from 4 to 7 pm at Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main Street (Route 28), Falmouth Center. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 am on Saturday, Feb. 13, at St. Anthony’s Church, 167 East Falmouth Highway (Route 28), East Falmouth. Burial will follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Give Kids the World, 210 South Bass Road, Kissimmee FL 34746 ( For online guestbook and directions, visit