Sumner B. Bartlett
June 19, 1927 – October 21, 2020
MARBLEHEAD – Sumner Batchelder Bartlett, age 93, a lifelong resident of Marblehead, passed away unexpectedly on October 21st. He was the beloved husband of Margareta A. (Moll) Bartlett with whom he shared over 66 years of marriage.
Born and raised in Marblehead, he was the son of the late Frank and Ruth (Batchelder) Bartlett and step son of the late Sarah (Allen) Bartlett. He graduated from Marblehead High School with the class of 1946. He was a veteran of the US Army in the Korean Conflict earning 3 Bronze stars. Sumner worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington for 38 years prior to his retirement. He was an avid sailor and participated in many races. He was an accomplished skater and hockey player and enjoyed skating at Salem University hockey rink well into his 80’s. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Sumner was the loving father of Glenn Bartlett, Gail Cormier and her husband, William, all of Marblehead and Heather Rudinsky and her husband, Jack of Arizona; the cherished grandfather of Thomas, Peter and Christopher Cormier, the dear brother of the late Walter Bartlett and Nancy Miller. He was also the uncle of several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services and burial in Waterside Cemetery will be private. Arrangements are under the care of Eustis & Cornell of Marblehead, 142 Elm Street. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Sumner’s name may be made to Friends of Marblehead Hockey, P.O. Box 1273, Marblehead, MA. To share a memory or offer online condolences for the family please visit eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com.
Friends of Marblehead Hockey
P.O. Box 1273, Marblehead, Massachusetts 01945
Services will be private.
Sumner B. Bartlett
November 13, 2020
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time with the passing of your dad. Not so long ago I was visiting with mom and dad at their kitchen table. Dad was having a sweet treat and mom said it was one of his favorites! I will always treasure seeing him so comfortable at home and enjoying our conversation. Sabrina Brown Maltby
Therese Graves Burgos
November 11, 2020
Gail, Heather and Glenn,
I was so saddened to hear about the passing of your Dad. He was a great man and I have many fond memories playing at your house and seeing him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this difficult time.
Therese “Tee” Graves Burgos
October 26, 2020
Glenn Gail and Heather. First I want to send my love for your dad and family. In these difficult times I find it helps greatly to remember all the fun times I had visiting on holidays and summer break. I have fond memories of going out on his sail boat the he loved. And the smell of the cigars in the living room after thanksgiving dinners. There are many memories like that I will always treasure.
Much love to your family
Pat and Tom Adams
October 24, 2020
Margareta, Gail, Glenn, Heather and families,
We have been neighbors for over 41 years and loved having conversations with two wonderful people. We are so sorry to learn of Sumner's passing and knowing that the twosome has been broken up. In years past they enjoyed growing vegetables and working in the yard and all their plants and flowers. Living to the ripe young age of 93 is amazing and we know that he will be missed by all in the family. Please accept our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy.
Pat and Tom