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Emily A. Bumstead-Gagnon

Obituary for Emily A. Bumstead-Gagnon

January 14, 1962 - August 29, 2017
Wakefield, Massachusetts | Age 55


Emily A. Bumstead-Gagnon, 55, of Wakefield died unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 29 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.

Born in Boston on January 14, 1962, she was the daughter of the late Robert M. and Lou Ann (Neth) Bumstead.

She was raised in Wakefield and was a 1980 graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School. Ms. Bumstead-Gagnon retired as a consultant from New England Financial Services with expertise in both Human Resources and Sales Marketing. A talented artist, Emily was a loving care giver to her parents and her former husband, the late Michael Gagnon. She was a member of the Friends of Lake Quannapowitt organization and was active in local politics for many years.

She is survived by her son, David R. Gagnon of Wakefield, her four sisters: Ellen F. Cummings, Susan B. Chanley and her husband, Paul J. Chanley, Margaret L. Jordan and her husband, Kenny Jordan all of Wakefield, and Leslie U. Muzzio and her husband, Doug Muzzio of Michigan. She is also remembered by many dear, loving friends and supporters among them her neighbor, Glenn Clark of Wakefield. Emily is survived by many nieces and nephews: Ginny Cummings, Tommy Jordan, Adam Chanley, and Rachel Chanley. Emily was extremely close to her mother-in-law, Doris Gagnon, of Wakefield, who has become "Grammy Doris" to the entire family.

A Funeral Service will be held in the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Friday at 11am. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the Funeral Home prior to the service starting at 9am. Interment will be at Forest Glade Cemetery in Wakefield.

In lieu of flowers, please send financial contributions to the Friends of Lake Quannapowitt ( or PAWS Wakefield (

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