Melbourne Cumpstone, age 94, formerly of Delsole Rd., Hamden, passed away October 24, 2008. Melbourne was predeceased by his 1st wife Isabelle J. Wetzel Cumpstone in 1968 & his 2nd wife Marjorie Neal Jones Cumpstone in 2008. Born in New Haven on Sept. 30, 1914 he was a son of the late Herbert & Lilly Poole Cumpstone. Melbourne is survived by his daughter, Barbara & her husband Donald Heaney of Delray Beach, FL, & his son Richard B. & his wife Juneann Cumpstone of Old Saybrook; 5 grandchildren & 5 great -grandchildren. He was also predeceased by brothers, Francis, Frederick, Charles & Robert Cumpstone. Melbourne retired from SNET Co. as a foreman for the Central Office Repairmen. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America & enjoyed duckpin bowling, holding the single game record at Johnson Lanes in Hamden. Relatives & friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Monday, Oct. 27, 2008 at 10 AM in BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Burial will follow at Centerville Cemetery in Hamden.

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  1. Hi folks – we were away for the weekend – left Friday afternoon, so didn’t hear of Mel’s passing until last evening. He was a great guy but had no quality to his life these past few years. We will remember him as he was in his younger years. Greg and I will be attending his funeral. Diane

  2. I was a friend of Mel and Marge’s. We worked at SNET together. He was a wonderful guy. I did his retirement party and as you know we all had a wonderful time. He was glowing that night. I am so sorry to hear of his passing and I will keep you all in my prayers. God Bless, Betty

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