Elaine (Fuller) Wylie, daughter of the late Clifford Fuller and Louva (Comstock) Fuller, peacefully passed away on April 25, 2018. Born in Middletown, CT, Elaine was proud of her heritage as a direct descendant of John and Priscilla Alden, who famously arrived on the Mayflower in 1620. Elaine was also part of local history when she became an alum of the very first graduating class of East Hampton High School in 1940, and then worked for Gong Bell Manufacturing Company until she married her late husband, Gordon “Willy” Wylie. They remained in East Hampton for the rest of their lives, where their home became a friendly fixture on Main Street. Starting every spring, Elaine could be found meticulously caring for her flowers and greeting neighbors on their family’s porch, which was always open for conversation, cookies, and lemonade for anyone passing by. She would stay outside until dusk on most summer nights, chatting with her neighbors, daughters, and grandkids about their lives. Aside from her family and late dog, Dolly, Elaine loved the Red Sox, Elvis, dancing, and had a keen eye for fashion.
Elaine is survived by her sister Beverly Becher. She also leaves behind three loving daughters and their spouses; Marlene and Billy Grillo, Eileen and Paul Oliva, and Diana and Timothy Rall. She survived by her seven grandchildren, who were her pride and joy; Mark Grillo, Sheri (Grillo) Salpietro, Ryan Oliva, Karen (Oliva) Moore, and Keith, Steven, and Michael Rall. In addition, she has ten great grandchildren with an eleventh due in August. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews, and her longtime pal, Roy Hallberg.
Friends may call at the Spencer Funeral Home 112 Main St. East Hampton on Friday May 4th from 10:00AM until 11:00AM. A Funeral service will be held at 11:00AM in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Union Hill Cemetery in Middle Haddam.
In lieu of flowers or donations, Elaine wanted all those who cared about her to take a few minutes to enjoy their favorite outdoor activity and think of her fondly.