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Edward (Joe) Fullerton

January 10, 1930 — May 18, 2022

Edward (Joe) Fullerton of Bronx, NY, passed away on May 18, 2022. He was 92 years old.

Joe was born and raised in Sladran, Co Donegal, Ireland, to the late John and Mary Fullerton.

Joe left the Isle of Ireland, in June, 1964, and settled in the United States, with the love of his life, his wife Mary. Together they raised their only daughter, Mary, the apple of her father’s eye.

Joe was a member of the famous Donegal Tunnel Tigers, commonly known as the Tunnel Tigers of Inishowen. He was known affectionately known amongst his colleagues as Black Joe Fullerton of Buncrana or Yankee Joe. He was a superstar in the rock tunnels of Scotland.

Later in life Joe went on to work as a Porter at the N.Y. Athletic Club. He had a strong work ethic and loved his job.

Joe was a skilled worker, a devoted husband, a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is another legend gone to soon, but his wit and blaggarding charm will live forever. He will be dearly missed; however, his family finds comfort in the many treasured memories he leaves behind.

Joe is survived by his Wife, Mary, His daughter, Mary, and her husband, Eamonn, his grandsons, Brendan and Eamonn, his wife Caroline and his great granddaughter, Mary, as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A celebration of Joe’s life will take place at the Pelham Funeral Home, located at 64 Lincoln Ave., Pelham N.Y., on Monday, May 23, 2022, between the hours of 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm.  A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday May 24, 2022, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, located at 535 Ashford Ave, Ardsley, NY 10502.For more information or to leave a condolence please visit


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Monday, May 23, 2022

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Church - Ardsley

535 Ashford Avenue, Ardsley, NY 10502

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