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James R. Tumber


1946 - 2018
James R. Tumber
longtime Townsend resident

TOWNSEND - James R. Tumber, 72, a longtime Townsend resident, died unexpectedly Friday, October 19, 2018, at Monadnock Regional Hospital, Peterborough, NH. Mr. Tumber was born in Leominster, September 13, 1946, one of four boys born to Edward W. and Theresa A. (Dower) Tumber and resided much of his life in Townsend before moving to New Ipswich, NH, 7 years ago. Mr. Tumber was a 1964 graduate of North Middlesex Regional High School in Townsend. After graduating from high school, Jim enlisted in and served four years in the United States Navy. For 36 years he worked in the shipping/receiving department of New England Business Service in Townsend, retiring in 1997. Following his retirement, he worked as several years a supervisor at the Townsend Department of Parks and Cemeteries. He leaves a son, James R. Tumber Jr. of Ashby; a daughter, Tracy M. Bushnoe of Townsend; two brothers, Wayne J. Tumber of Groton, Edward F. "Skip" Tumber of Florida; three grandchildren, Mitchell E. Bushnoe, Lexis M. Bushnoe and Matthew J. Tumber. He also leaves his companion of seven years, Terriann Bridges of New Ipswich and his former wife, Nancy M. ()Buda) Tumber of Townsend. He was predeceased by a brother, Gerald R. Tumber of Littleton. He was a former member of the Souhegan Lions Club and the Townsend Fire Department.

TUMBER - Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. The Anderson Funeral Home, 250 Main Street, Townsend Center is assisting the family with arrangements. Please see www.andersonfuneral.com for additional information or to leave an on line condolence.
Published in Nashoba Publishing on Oct. 26, 2018
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