Madison - John R. ''Jack'' Bumstead, 77, of Downing Way, passed away July 14, 2003. He was born in Baltimore, MD, Oct. 6, 1925, a son of the late Dr. John H. and Katharine MacAllister Bumstead and had resided in Hamden before moving to Madison in 1985. Prior to his retirement he was a librarian at the Mystic Seaport Library and he was a lifelong member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church of New Haven. He is survived by a cousin, Priscilla S. Hunt of Cambridge, MA and a stepsister, Mary Collie Mason of France. Memorial service Saturday, July 26, 2003 at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 830 Whitney Ave., New Haven. Burial in Grove Street Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT 06355.

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  1. Wow, 77 years. My family and I have some fond memories: car shows and car museums, Summer on Benjamin Bay, shaggy dog stories and much more.

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