CARVER – Steven R. Sumner, 69, of Carver, died Jan. 2, 2019 in Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Plymouth. He was the husband of Sandra L. (Snell) Sumner and the son of the late William W. and Carol M. (Hebert) Sumner.
He was born in New Bedford and lived in Lakeville for many years before moving to Carver in 1977. He graduated from Apponoquet High School in Lakeville. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
Mr. Sumner worked as a Tool and Die Maker for EMS in Attleboro for many years before retiring. Previously he worked for Texas Instruments.
He enjoyed bowling, vacationing in Aruba, fishing and collecting tools. Most of all he loved spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra L. (Snell) Sumner; 3 sons, Gregory Gonsalves of Kingston, David Gonsalves of Wareham and Scott Gonsalves of Middleboro; a daughter, Theresa Brown of West Wareham; 2 brothers, Wayne Sumner of Middleboro and Mark Sumner of Lakeville; a grandson, Zachary Gonsalves; 2 granddaughters, Kassandra Peterson and Desirae Gonsalves; 2 goddaughters who affectionately called him “Big Buddy”, Amy Bernado and her daughters, Olivia and Lauren Bernado of Acushnet and Meghan Kelley of Freetown; a nephew, Nickolas Sumner of West Bridgewater; 3 nieces, Amy Sumner of West Bridgewater, Lindsay Sumner of NY and Molly LaForester of central MA.
Visiting hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham.
His funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.