Marilyn Cumming Smith

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Marilyn Cumming Smith

DOVER - Marilyn Cumming Smith, 90, a longtime Dover resident passed away peacefully with her family by her side on June 11, after a period of declining health.

Born in Madison, Maine on October 8, 1922, she was one of three children of Hazel and Bertram Fish. She moved to Dover in 1948 where she and her husband, Harvard A. Cumming, raised their four children.

As a stay-at-home mom, she was devoted to her family and actively involved in their lives. She was a leader for both Boy Scouts and Camp Fire Girls. She was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist.

She belonged to many community organizations, including the Dover Womens Club and as a volunteer campaigning for the Republican Party.

Her hobbies and interests were varied, including Towle painting, gardening, and bird watching. She was an exceptional cook and baker. She enjoyed traveling and spending summers on Lake Winnipesaukee and winters in Arizona. She created magnificent hooked rugs and enjoyed this until glaucoma reduced her vision in her later years.

Her survivors include her children, Virgil Cumming of Georgetown, Maine; Cynthia Day of Keene; Cheryl Cumming of Dover; Candace Albertian and her husband, Edward, of Hopkinton, Mass. She was blessed with eight grandchildren and their spouses: Christopher and Shannon Cumming, Alison Cumming and Jason Klaitman, Jamie Day, Stephanie Day and Gordon Stark; Christina Hudson and Jordan Bain, Carolyn Hudson, Amanda Albertian and John Smith, Michael Albertian, and five great grandchildren: Abigail and Eliza Klaitman, Macormic and Sawyer Stark, and Daniel Cumming. She is survived by her husband of twenty-one years, Rudolph R. Smith.

She is predeceased by her sisters Athylene Patten and Roberta Giles and by her husband, Harvard A. Cumming.

There are no calling hours. A private memorial service will be held at the family's convenience. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the N.H. Association for the Blind, 25 Walker Street, Concord, N.H. or to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, 251 Post Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, Calif. 94108. Arrangements are under the direction of Purdy Funeral Service.

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Published in Fosters from June 13 to June 16, 2013
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