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Virginia B. Cummings


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Virginia B. Cummings Obituary
Virginia B. (Machado) Cummings, age 92, of Fall River, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Kimwell Health Care Center, Fall River. She was the loving wife of John Jake W. Cummings, with whom she shared 70 years of marriage. Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Seraphim and Isabel (Vinhateiro) Machado, she was a life-long resident of the city. Mrs. Cummings graduated from B.M.C. Durfee High School, Class of 1944, subsequently joined the WWII U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps and graduated from St. Annes School of Nursing. She worked as a Registered Nurse at St. Annes Hospital for many years before retiring. An avid reader, she enjoyed watching Jeopardy and was a dedicated Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. As a compassionate caregiver, she was always quick to assist family and friends in need. In addition to her husband she is survived by four children, Mary Plouffe and her husband John of Bridgewater, John Jack Cummings and his love Donna Souza of Somerset, Joan McKenna and her husband Douglas of Fall River and Nancy Tobin and her husband Timothy of Berkley; one brother, Seraphim Bing Machado of Fall River; nine grandchildren, Jennifer Teixeira, Matthew Cummings, Jim Plouffe, Kate OConnell, Daniel OConnell, Joy Aguiar, Louisa Place, Laura DeCoste and Marissa Marchand; twelve great-grandchildren, Kraig Teixeira, Katelyn and Ian Cummings, Ashton Aguiar, Elyas and Gabriel Place, Sean, Caleb and Sabrina Plouffe, Victoria Cole, and Mia and Charlie OConnell; and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Harold Machado, Mary Sisca and Jerome Machado. Her Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in Holy Name Church, 709 Hanover St., Fall River, MA 02720. Burial in St. Patricks Cemetery, Fall River. In lieu of flowers contributions in her honor may be made to the , 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452. For tributes or directions: www.waring-sullivan.com.
Published in The Herald News on Sept. 9, 2018
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