CUMMINGS, Joan Marie (Blanchard) Of Franklin, MA, formerly of Needham, peacefully at her home on December 24th, surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of the late William J. Cummings. Loving devoted mother of Bill Cummings and his wife, Emily Otterman, of Merrimack, NH, Susan Caccivio, and her husband, James, of Nahant, MA, Lisa Shaughnessy, and her husband, Bill, of Franklin, MA, and Nanci Durler, of Franklin, MA. Loving grandmother of Lena and Nolan Cummings, Conor and Ava Caccivio, Caitlyn, Brian, and Aidan Shaughnessy, Jakob and Liam Durler. Beloved sister of Ruth Schiavone of Norwood, MA, and Charles Blanchard and his wife, Pauline, of Fort Myers, FL. Beloved aunt of several nieces and nephews. Devoted friend of Ed Neville, of Rye, NH. Funeral from the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave., NEEDHAM, on Monday, December 30th at 9:00 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Bartholomew Church at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 3-7 PM. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to: Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472. Former employee of Akers, Bowen & Hobbs of Needham, MA, and Town of Needham Water Dept. Joan loved gardening, crocheting for the charity, Knitting for Angels, which was founded by her daughter, Susan. She also enjoyed traveling in her retirement, and spending time with her family. For obit, directions or to share a memory of Joan, please visit: Eaton Funeral Home 781-444-0201

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Eaton Funeral Home
1351 Highland Avenue Needham, MA 02492
(781) 444-0201
Published in The Boston Globe from Dec. 27 to Dec. 29, 2013