In Loving Memory

March 10, 1922
Waterbury, CT
May 15, 2020
Fairfield, CT
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Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Due to the pandemic, a memorial service willl be held at a future date.


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Marion Rose Gumpper

Marion Rose Gumpper, age 98, died peacefully on May 15, 2020 of natural causes. She had been married for 69 years to William P. Gumpper (Bill) who predeceased her in 2013.
Marion is survived by her daughter, Mary Lou Dogoloff and her husband Lee, of Naples, Florida; her son William (Buddy) and his wife Mary, of Fairfield; her son Kevin and his wife Marianne, of Fairfield; and her daughter Denise, of Waitsfield Vermont; by her grandchildren: Kathy Dogoloff, Kaitlyn Winterbottom, Alison Flume, James Gumpper, Kelly Mink, Julia Mix, Margaret McLaughlin, and Clare McLaughlin; and by four great- granddaughters and a great-grandson. She was the daughter of the late James and Marie (Barton) Rush of Waterbury. Her brother Jack and his wife Jean, of Charlestown, Rhode Island survive her. She was predeceased by her sister Betty and her brothers James, Tom and Dennis. She is also survived by her many nieces and nephews and their children.
A proud graduate of St Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing, Marion worked for many years at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport. She excelled as a caregiver throughout her long life, serving as a Hospice volunteer and participating in the wave of efforts to vaccinate the residents of Fairfield during the polio epidemic.
Marion also was an active member of the Southport Women’s Club and the AARP, and, when her sons were younger, served as a Cub Scout Den Mother. She was a member of the Patterson Club for more than 30 years where she was an enthusiastic golfer and bowler.
Marion was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend, who will be remembered fondly by all who knew her. Her family is deeply grateful to the nursing staff at Cambridge Health and Rehabilitation Center for their kind and loving care.
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5 Guestbook Entries for Marion Rose Gumpper

  1. My deepest condolences to the entire Gumpper family.Marion was a very special lady who was loved by everybody she touched especially her wonderful family.

  2. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time.
    With our deepest sympathies,
    Angelo and Rose

  3. Mary Lou, thinking of you as you and your family grieve the loss of your mother, Marion Rose. May she rest in peace.

  4. Buddy, Kevin, Nise and all the Gumppers:
    Since I haven’t gotten the Post in 5 years and have been comfortably ensconced (sheltering?) up in Easton since mid March I hadn’t heard the news until Paul e-mailed me from his retirement spot in Malaysia where he reads the Post and Citizen online. Know that my thoughts are with you and hopefully we’ll get back to the beaches and I can say it person this summer.

  5. My sincere sympathy to the Gumpper family on learning of Marion’s death. I remember her well working at St Vincent’s and later hearing of her friendship with my mother, Virginia Madwid, through their connection at the Pequot Library. What a long life you were able to share with her . May your sorrow be eased by your many memories and the support of one another.

    Virginia Day
    Westport, Ct