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Mona E. (Carson) Bumpus

February 24, 1929 — May 14, 2021

Mrs. Mona E. (Carson) Bumpus, of Wayland, formerly of Weston, died at home on Friday, May 14, 2021. She was 92.

Mona was born February 24, 1929 in Brockton, the daughter of the late David Austin Carson and Ruth (Brown) Carson. A graduate of Brockton High School she then earned an Associate degree from Lasell University. She married Frederick J. Bumpus on September 12, 1954 in St. Edith Stein Church in Brockton. Fred passed away on February 9, 2004 after 50 years of marriage.

For many years she was active in the Clothing Exchange for the Weston Community League. Mona loved to travel and spend time with her family and friends.

In addition to her husband Fred, she was predeceased by their son John F. Bumpus in 2008.

She leaves her children, Ann E. Bumpus of Thetford, Vermont Kathryn E. Bumpus of Wayland, David E. Bumpus (Kristine) of Brookline, New Hampshire; her grandchildren, Brian (Jessica), Christopher (Dana), Austin, Lisa, Ryan, Ashley and Zia; her great-grandchildren, Sawyer and Cael; also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends will honor Mona's life by gathering for calling hours on Wednesday, May 19th from 4 to 7 pm at The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham.

Funeral services and burial will be private.

Those wishing to view Mona's Funeral Mass may do so via this link:

Memorials in her name may be made to The Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor Brookline, MA 02445-7226 (


A note from the funeral home pursuant to Governor Baker's recent order:

During times of uncertainty and crisis one might wonder what to do at the loss of a loved one or how to show support to a friend given the limitations that the pandemic continues to present.

Telephone your friend to offer words of love and support, give them a virtual hug, drop something delicious by the house, leave a condolence on the funeral home website, make a donation to their favored charity, send a card or flowers or have a Mass said, remain in touch, and above all else . . . say prayers for the deceased and their family and the world during this difficult and unprecedented time.

These simple gifts of sympathy and charity are more valuable than you will ever know.

When public wakes are held capacity limits mean that your visit should be brief to allow other guests time to say hello to the family. Only members of the immediate family remain present throughout.

It goes without saying that people who have lost someone are especially sensitive and understanding to the concerns that some of their own family members and friends may have about visiting any public places right now. If this does not feel like the right time for you to venture out please don't.

Space limitations also mean that funeral services inside the funeral home and in some places of worship may also be private.

Most services, at the family's request, will also be livestreamed and recorded for future viewing. The link to access the channel is found at the bottom of the obituary notice online.

During any events, public or private, common sense precautions prevail. That includes masks covering your nose and mouth, staying with your household group throughout the services and keeping a sensible distance.

Thank you . . . again . . . for your patience and understanding
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