Frank Gumpper

Frank M. Gumpper

Friday, November 3rd, 1939 - Sunday, April 26th, 2020
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Due the current governmental restrictions related to the COVID-19 Virus burial services will be held privately and a public funeral Mass will be celebrated and announced after the restrictions are lifted

Loved and respected by many in Waterbury and Prospect

WATERBURY - Frank M Gumpper, age 80, of Waterbury CT, passed away unexpectedly at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury on Sunday April 26th, 2020 due to complications of the COVID 19 Virus. He was the beloved husband of Carolyn (Brown) Gumpper.

Frank was born November 3rd 1939 in Honesdale PA, the son of late Frank and Effie (Monroe) Gumpper. He was a graduate of Leavenworth High School in Waterbury, Class of 1957 and then joined the US Air Force where he proudly served his country from 1958 to 1961. Upon being honorably discharged, Frank began working for Chase Brass and Copper in Waterbury where he held various manufacturing positions. In 1968, he began working for the Continental Baking company where he worked for 25 years as a Hostess delivery man. During this time, he made and he enjoyed many new relationships and was well known and loved throughout the Waterbury and Prospect area where he would make his deliveries. Children always looked forward to meeting Frank in hopes of receiving a free twinkie or other treats. He spent many years coaching Girls Softball and Boys Soccer in Prospect and was a man of great faith, an active member of Saint Anthony’s Parish in Prospect where he was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. Frank was also a devoted Giants and Red Sox fan. Frank’s tireless commitment to his occupation and community was matched only by his dedication to his family. A dedicated husband, father, son, grandfather and friend, Frank will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to know and love him.

Left to honor his legacy and cherish his love and memory, besides his wife, Carolyn of 52 years, are his children; Karl Gumpper of Boston, MA, his daughter, Kristine Santovasi and her husband, Anthony of Prospect, Joseph Gumpper and his wife, Lisa Gumpper of North Liberty, Iowa, Frank J. Gumpper and his significant other, Justine Meadows of Fostoria, Ohio, John Gumpper of Prospect and significant other, Kim Fiore of Hamden. Frank and Carolyn were blessed with eight grandchildren and he also leaves his sister, Judith Gumpper Keating of CA. He was predeceased by his sisters, Arlene Hanlon and Joan Benaitis. He also leaves behind his cherished grandogs.

The family would like to thank St Mary’s Hospital ICU, especially Dr. Rohit Bari, Dr. Edmund Quinn, and the frontline nursing and physicians’ residents who helped Frank and his family during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers donations in honor of Frank can be made to the Connecticut COVID-19 Charity Connection. Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Denote 4-CT COVID-19 Relief Fund Mail to: Susanne Seney HFPG 10 Columbus Boulevard, 8th Floor, Hartford CT 06106

Due to the current governmental restrictions concerning COVID 19, funeral services for Mr. Gumpper will be limited to his immediate family. A live stream of the burial services will be broadcasted on the funeral homes Facebook page on Monday May 4th 2020 at 11:00am please go to to access the stream. Please keep Frank and the Gumpper family in your prayers during these challenging times. Once the restrictions are lifted, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held and announced publicly at Saint Anthony Church in Prospect. Casey’s Eastside Memorial Funeral Home has been honored to assist the Gumpper family during this difficult time. Memories endure only if you share them, so you are encouraged to leave a condolence, words of comfort or a personal memory with the Gumpper family on Frank’s tribute page at
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    Calvary Cemetery
    2324 East Main ST
    Waterbury, CT 06705
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Jeff Lownds

Posted at 08:45pm
To The Gumpper family:
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Coach Jeff Lownds and Mary Tahan

Sharon Samoska

Posted at 10:07pm
My thoughts and prayers are with you Carolyn, and with each of you at this difficult time. May you find comfort and strength in th special and treasured memories of your lives together. I will never forget meeting "Frankie" when I was a little girl--his laugh, his smile, his awesome record collection, learning he had been overseas, and then being invited to share in the celebration of marriage to Carolyn. He will be missed very much, and he will be remembered always...

Dave & Mary

Posted at 12:12pm
Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

JoAnn and Roger

Posted at 03:22pm
John and family, Kim--

Our thoughts, sympathy and prayers are with you during this difficult time. But take heart knowing that Frank is with the Lord and is watching over you.

JoAnn and Roger

Ted Hohl

Posted at 08:50pm
To Aunt Carolyn, all my cousins, and their families; our condolences. Being on the west coast we did not have ample opportunity to visit much, but we relished the cross-country road trip we made in 2017 - and the chance to spend some real face time with you all and my Uncle Frank. I will miss his sense of humor the most, his zest for life. Peace be with you all at this time. - Ted & Erica Hohl

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