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                             Arthur T. Cummings

                                                        Jan 1931 - March 2016











                                                 Barbara and Arky Cummings





















































Comments from friends:

  1. Linda Breau Our condolences to the Cummings family. He was a great guy!!

  2. Nj Cramb They will always be with me!

  3. Rosemary Sennott Barquin Condolences to the Cummings family. Arky Cummings always made time for the students and cared deeply for every one of them. He and Barbara worked tirelessly for the Town of Winthrop.

  4. Coleen Boudrow Dennett RIP Mr Cummings! What a wonderful man he was!

  5. Maryellen Moran Such sad news. He was one of Winthrop's best.

  6. Harlene Mazonson My deepest sympathy to the entire Cummings family.

  7. Robert DeCarlo The best

  8. Steve Moran Two of my breakfast buddies.

  9. Paul Housman Two of the best!!!

  10. Annette Chasteen My condolences to the Cummings Family.

  11. Zila Assini So sad rest in peace Mr. Cummings

  12. Ginny Sennott From high school a million years ago, through both the best and worst times in my life, Arky was always there for me. He was such a special man. Rest in peace, dear friend.

  13. Cindy DeNaples Silva Very sad news. My condolences to the Cummings family.

  14. Susan DeFelice Mr. Cummings was a very very special man. It is indeed a sad day in Winthrop.

  15. Bonny Shalian My sincerest condolences to the Cummings family have wonderful memories of Mr Cummings from school he made the world s better place

  16. Marie Arrigo So sad

  17. Mark Shannon A true gentleman r.i.p

  18. Kelly Spain Poker table is filling up. Love him.

  19. Dennis Gaucher I feel truly honored to have known him and worked with him...

  20. Linda Harrison Great teacher and coach. RIP, Mr. Cummings.

  21. Dan Costigan Such a wonderful man!

  22. Joseph J Tiano Two great men. Our condolences to the Cummings family. Our family will never forget how kind Doc was to our Dad (Sal Ferrara).

  23. Ken Vecchia Sorry to hear. Great guy and teacher. Believe I had him 10th grade.

  24. Marlene Laurano a beautiful person inside and out. our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and all those that had the priviledge to know this wonderful man. You will be truly missed Mr. C.

  25. Charlene Marley Sad news. A real gentleman. RIP Mr. Cummings.

  26. Kathleen Fitzgerald Trainor One of the best, so sorry, hugs to all 

  27. Rick Tacelli Our hearts are with the Cummings clan today, Arky was the most honorable man. RIP Mr. C., we love you.

  28. Barbara Corbett Flavin The two dear friends are together again.

  29. Michele Capone Schonback So sad, a wonderful man to everyone!

  30. Joe Franzese My thoughts and prayers go out to Kevin and the family on your loss. Joe Franzese

  31. Paulette Sirois O'Brien So very sorry to hear this sincere sympathy to the Cummings family.

  32. Katie Sharkey Marino So sad! Great great guy!

  33. Kevin Murphy A true gentleman, RIP.

  34. Ed Acosta Rest in peace Mr. Cummings!!

  35. God bless the Cummings family.

  36. Sandi Barden Biggins O no such an amazing guy a great friend of my dad

  37. Joan Forristall Daly Oh,this is such sad news. Wonderful,gentle man and friend. Jack and I wish peace and love to his family. His life should be celebrated.

  38. Suzanne Noiles Chiudina I am so saddened by this news 🏻

  39. Nathan Palecki Sad news to hear, my condolences to the Cummings family & friends. A genuine gentleman who took the time to listen.

  40. Pam Racicot Sorry to hear this, had a lovely conversation with him a few months ago:( RIP

  41. Virginia Brown Winthrop has truly lost an incredible man and teacher of many students Rest in peace you will be missed . My prayers to the Cummings family .

  42. Da Brown-Aliberti how Sad, I just saw him a few weeks ago, as he was at the same assisted living as my mom.....great guy

  43. Ann Capprini Oh no. Such sad news. What a great man he was

  44. Linda Alessi Murray Such a nice man. So glad I got to talk to him at our class reunion


Arthur T. "Arky" Cummings of Winthrop passed away peacefully on March 7, 2016. He was 85 years old.


Arky was the dear and devoted husband of the late Barbara (Boisvert) Cummings. Loving father of Kevin Cummings and Susan of Winthrop; Scott Cummings and Alison of Bedford, NH; Douglas Cummings and Colleen of Longmeadow; Donna Cummings, Brenda and their daughter Jillian of Revere; and Leslee Kfoury and Louis of Winthrop. Beloved "Papa" of Amy and her husband Ben, Michelle, Kyle, Kara, David, Ali, Sarah, Isabel, Jillian, Julia, and Ryan. Dear brother of Joseph Cummings and his wife Margaret of Arlington, Mary Hunter of Winthrop and her late husband Edward, the late Howard Cummings and his wife Jeanne of Florida. Brother-in-law of Elizabeth "Bonnie" and Ron Ripley of NH. He is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews. 


Arky married the love of his life, Barbara, and settled in Winthrop to raise their family. A longtime educator in the Winthrop Public Schools, a quiet and humble man, Arky will long be remembered for his generosity of time and spirit and for his tireless devotion to family and his community. 

Arky's Funeral Mass will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop. Visiting hours will be held Friday 2-8 p.m. at the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. WINTHROP. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. 


In honor of Arky's dearest friend, Dr. Richard S. Tacelli (, please make contributions in his memory to Fidelity Charitable. In memo of check, please reference "1069999 Tacelli Fund" and mail to Fidelity Charitable P.O. Box 770001 Cincinnati, OH 45277. Contributions may also be made to WINARC ( c/o Nancy Tufo 3 Seal Harbor Dr. Apt 627 Winthrop, MA 02152 or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research ( P.O. Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014. 

He will be laid to rest with his beloved Barbara in the Bell Isle Section of Winthrop Cemetery.

Here Arky and Doc enjoy their morning rituals at Honey Dew Donuts

The RS Tacelli Charitable fund would like to thank all the generous people who made donations in Arky's name.


Thank you again!

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