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In Memory of

Stephen Ralph Fulton

September 4, 1942 - June 16, 2017

Obituary


Rev. Stephen Ralph Fulton, devoted Pastor and Trustee of the First Spiritual Temple since March 31, 1977, passed away in his sleep on June 16, 2017. Born on September 4, 1942, in Worcester, MA, he is the beloved son of the late Ralph David Fulton and Clara Belle Hussey, nee Powers, as well as "adopted" son of the late Nicholas Stefanidakis and Despina Stefanidakis, nee Eleftherakis.

A Navy veteran, he served on the USS Tattnall in the early 1960's. Prior to his ministerial roles, he was chief projectionist at Boston's legendary Exeter Street Theatre....

Rev. Stephen Ralph Fulton, devoted Pastor and Trustee of the First Spiritual Temple since March 31, 1977, passed away in his sleep on June 16, 2017. Born on September 4, 1942, in Worcester, MA, he is the beloved son of the late Ralph David Fulton and Clara Belle Hussey, nee Powers, as well as "adopted" son of the late Nicholas Stefanidakis and Despina Stefanidakis, nee Eleftherakis.

A Navy veteran, he served on the USS Tattnall in the early 1960's. Prior to his ministerial roles, he was chief projectionist at Boston's legendary Exeter Street Theatre.

He leaves behind his beloved partner of 47 years, Rev. Simeon Stefanidakis, of East Sandwich, MA; his sister, Sharon E. MacPhee of Derry, New Hampshire; two nephews, Vernon MacPhee of Derry, New Hampshire and Johnathan MacPhee of Woburn; one niece, LeeAnn MacPhee of Woburn; grandnieces and grandnephews; and two very dear friends, Edward O'Dwyer of Jamaica Plain and Marie Higgins of Cohasset.

He was an avid animal lover and "father" to a multitude of cats and four beloved Boston Terriers: Wrinkles, Rocky, Christal, and Seth. He also had a way with plants. While recuperating at Heritage Cape Cod, patients often brought him sick plants and, under his care, they all revived.
He will be remembered for his sharp wit, his devotion to God, Christ, and Spirit, and his indomitable strength and courage.

"Do well thy work, for it shall succeed in thine or in another's time." Indeed, he did! Godspeed to you! A memorial service will be held at a date and time to be announced. Arrangements under the direction of the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home 154 Route 6A Sandwich, MA.
Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson~Bourne Funeral Home, Bourne, Massachusetts.