Grace Eleanor Bump, 97, of Williamstown, MA died on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Williamstown Commons nursing home. She was born in North Adams on January 21, 1922, the daughter of Carlton and Margarite Davis.
She attended schools in North Adams. She worked at Cornish Wire in Williamstown where she met and married her husband, Stanley Bump. Later she worked as a cook for Cole Porter and finished her working career as a Facilities Supervisor of matrons cleaning the dorms at Williams College.
Grace loved to travel and go camping with her husband and family. She was a big fan of outdoor movies, dancing, mystery novels, solving puzzles, knitting and crocheting, adult coloring books, watching and feeding the birds, and playing cards and board games. She was a fabulous cook and her fudge was to die for. Her greatest joy was preparing Sunday dinners for her family. She also especially loved celebrating Christmas and all family holidays.
Grace is survived by her three daughters: Bonnie Strange and husband Bill of Williamstown; Martha Gurney and husband Bryan of Williamstown; and Eugenie Daniels and husband Dan of Hancock. Four grandchildren: Wade Strange and wife Margaret of Kingston, NY; Leigh (Strange) Henrich and husband Jon of Old Bethpage, NY; Jessica (Gurney) Martin and husband Scott of Vernon, CT; and Seth Gurney and wife Nicole of Rennselaer, NY. Four great grandchildren: Logan and Sloan Henrich; and Piper Grace and Colton Ward Gurney.
Grace was predeceased by her husband, Stanley, with whom she was married for 52 years. Three brothers: Johnny, Lloyd, and Wayne Davis; and one sister, Mary Davis.
Dery Funeral home is in charge of arrangements. There will be a private graveside service. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Northern Berkshire EMS or the Double H Ranch for children with life threatening illnesses at 97 Hidden Valley Road, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846.