September 30, 1914 ~ October 24, 2008
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.