Alta Marguerite Fuller (Warren) [Munro]

Sometimes also referred to as Alta Warren before her marriage.

Born 21 February, 1906, to Edward Kirby Fuller, Jr. and Alta Rich, in Chelsea, MA.

She had two older brothers.

At some point after 1910, her mother left Mr. Fuller, and took Alta with her, leaving the boys with their father. Alta’s mother later took up with a man named Warren, and so Alta Fuller went by Alta Warren sometimes to avoid scandal.

Alta attended Hartford Hospital School of Nursing and became a registered nurse in 1928. She married Louis Gregory Munro in 1928, a month before finishing her nursing certification, and so they had to keep it a secret. They settled in New Haven, CT.

After the war, which you can read about on L. Gregory’s page, Alta went to King’s County Hospital in Brooklyn in 1946 to help during a polio epidemic.

Around 1950, she started working at Yale Psychiatric Institute, and eventually became head nurse, from which she retired after 20 years.

Alta then worked as a private nurse and companion for Mrs. Julia Kingsbury (born 1896) in Hamden, CT, until Mrs. Kingsbury passed away in 1989. Alta didn’t live with her, but she did occasionally stay over, once she went on a cruise with Mrs. Kingsbury.

Alta organised many of the Bethany Senior Center’s vacations and cruises throughout the ’80s and ’90s, with the help of her daughter, Kirby, who was working as a travel agent at the time.

The family threw a 90th birthday bash for Alta in 1996, and it was well attended by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

She gave up her driver’s license (under duress) at the age of 91, and moved into a retirement home in Woodbridge, CT, at the age of 92. After winning a game of Yahtzee the evening before, Alta passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning of 6 March, 2004, in Woodbridge, CT.

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