Melbourne Cumpstone

melbourne cumpstone
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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