William F. Cummings, 89, Westport


William F. Cummings, 89, of Westport, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at Somerset Ridge Center after a brief illness. He was the husband of Vivianne (Guimond) Cummings.

Born in Fall River, son of the late William F. Cummings Sr. and Agnes (Kidd) Cummings, he had resided in Westport since 1970.

He was a veteran of World War II serving his country in the United States Army.  Prior to his retirement he was the owner/operator of Eastern Auto Tops in Fall River. Mr. Cummings enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and pets.

He was the loving father of Thomas W. Cummings and his wife Karen (Sullivan) Cummings of Simsbury, Conn., Kathleen Cummings and her late husband Robert Kowalczyk of Westport, and Carolyn Cummings and her husband Bryan Sines of Weymouth. In addition, step-sons Michael Mulrooney of Westport and Christopher Mulrooney and his wife Laure of Florida; and step-daughter Francine Ferreira of Dighton; one brother, Jake Cummings of Fall River; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was the husband of the late Helen D. (Sherwen) Cummings and brother of the late Mary Kelly, Virginia Murphy and Peter Cummings.

His Memorial Mass of Christian Burial, to which relatives and friends are invited, will be Saturday, Jan. 25, at St. John the Baptist Church, Westport, at 10 a.m.

Memorial visitation will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport, prior to the Mass.

Interment will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, Westport.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Westport Ambulance Gift Fund, P.O. Box 3470, Westport, MA 02790.

For directions or to sign the online guestbook, please visit www.potterfuneralservice.com.


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