Thomas Cummings III (1943 – 2007)
Thomas P. Cummings III, age 63, a resident of Kenosha, died Friday, July 20, 2007 at his residence.
He was born October 8, 1943 in Boston Massachusetts to Thomas P. Jr., and Violet (McLaughlin) Cummings.
He was educated in the schools of Foxboro Massachusetts and came to Wisconsin in 1991.
He married Marcyanne Muffitt on October 8, 1986 in Massachusetts.
He served in the Merchant Marines during the Vietnam War.
He was an avid sports fan. He particularly liked the New England Patriots, Notre Dame, Boston Red Sox, and the Boston Celtics. He loved to watch movies and playing Bingo.
His passion was being a truck driver. He loved the open road. He loved driving and socializing with other drivers. He used his truck driving as a way to maintain family contacts. He was well known at many truck stops, and would make friends with anyone who shared his love of the ?open road?.
He is survived by his wife, Marcyanne Sawyer-Cummings of Kenosha; step father Chester Lightbody, who raised him since he was 7; five sons, Thomas Cummings of MA, Joseph Cummings of MA, John Paul Cummings of MA, Douglas Sawyer of Kenosha, and Raymond Sanchez of Kenosha; seven daughters, Cheryl Ann Barret of MA, Jane (Joel) Watters of ME, Brenda (Scott) McPheters of ME, Maryann (Stephen) Kussmaul of FL, Kim (Morie) Peirce of MA, Kathleen (George) Monty of NH, and Jeanne Marie (Shawn) Sanchez-Bell of Kenosha; twenty-three grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one brother, John (Karen) McLaughlin of MA; five sisters, Jeanne (Elmer) Morse of MA, Beverly (Charles) Beatrice of MA, Candy (John) Fillmore of VT, Virginia (Victor) Sordillo of NJ, and Annie Marie Lightbody. He is further survived by brother-in-law and best friend Michael Broderick of MA.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one sister Violet Broderick, one brother Chester Lightbody, a daughter Lisa Peirce, and a granddaughter Amanda.
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at 6:30pm at Bradford Community Church Unitarian Universalist (5810 8th Ave.). Visitation will be at the church from 5:00pm until the time of the service.
Please omit flowers, as the family has requested that memorials be made either to the family or to the Bradford Community Church Unitarian Universalist.