Flora Prizzi Fulmer passed away at The Meadows elder care facility in Dallas, PA on Wednesday morning, March 6th at the age of 95.
She was the ninth of ten children of Concetta (neé Giambroni) and Luigi Prizzi. Her siblings Michaele, Serafina, Francesca, Angelina, Gennina, Cecelia, Antonio, Vincenza, and Luigi preceded her in death.
She was born and raised in Mocanaqua and attended Shickshinny High School. She met Thurston Fulmer in Berwick in 1941 and they married just before he went off to WWII with the Sixth Marine Division. They remained together for 69 years.
During the war, she was stationed with her husband in Barstow, California and employed as a clerk-typist in the supply depot. She later transferred to the Berwick ACF Corps of Engineers. After the war, the couple lived in Brooklyn, NY, before settling in Northumberland.
A devoted wife and mother, she spent much of her later years volunteering at the Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library, Mary Derr Auxiliary, and the Selinsgrove Center. She was an avid reader and had a lifelong interest in cooking. She attended Cordon Bleu classes at Bucknell University and became so skilled that neighbors often collected funds for her to cook gourmet meals. After Thurston’s passing in 2012, she resided at Nottingham Village in Northumberland.
She is survived by her daughter Karen Mertz of Dallas, PA, her son David Fulmer of Atlanta, three grandchildren, Thomas Mertz of Urbandale, Iowa, Matthew Mertz of Bear Creek, and Italia Fulmer of Atlanta, and two great-grandchildren, Talan and Tenley Mertz.
The family asks that any donations in her memory be sent to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank or to the Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library.
Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of The Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc, 2940 memorial Highway, Dallas, Pa. 18612