Parish choir director Kent Stevenson also told the AP that Fuller's suicide "was completely in keeping with who Bob was" and that Fuller made the choice to die with "tenacity and clarity."
The Facebook posts appear to be at odds with a statement released by the Archdiocese of Seattle on Tuesday. That statement said parish leaders had been unaware of Fuller's intentions at the time he received a blessing during Mass on May 5.
The Aug. 28 statement, released subsequent to the initial publication of this story, acknowledged that some at the parish did know Fuller's plans.
"While it is clear that some of Mr. Fuller's friends at the parish knew of his intentions, the pastor at St. Therese initially did not," the archdiocese said.
According to the archdiocese, when Fuller eventually approached the pastor to ask to plan his own funeral, "the pastor discussed the gift of life and tried to convince him to change his mind. He made it clear that neither he nor the parish could support his plan to take his own life."
After it was clear Fuller would continue with his plans, Mamba contacted Archbishop Sartain, who agreed that "it is the church's responsibility to pastorally care for those who mourn. With this in mind, the archbishop gave permission for the funeral with certain conditions to ensure there was no endorsement or other perceived support for the way in which Mr. Fuller ended his life," the archdiocese said.
Fuller announced the arrangements for his own funeral one week before he died, and days before the parish blessing. He scheduled the funeral for May 17. The archdiocese did not indicate when Sartain granted permission for the funeral.
"The purpose of the funeral was to pray for his soul and bring comfort and consolation to those who mourned," the archdiocese said.
The Aug. 28 archdiocesan statement did not address Fuller's March 16 statement that he had met with a Jesuit priest to discuss his intentions, or questions related to the parish choir's performance at his "end of life" party.
Neither Dupont nor the West Province of the Society of Jesus responded to requests for comment.