John Richard Cummings of Hamden, CT entered into eternal rest on May 13, 2013 at Masonicare Hospice in Wallingford, CT after a courageous year-long struggle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife of 45 years, Mary Lou Rovelli Cummings. Loving father of Christine C. Milbank and her husband Thomas of Holladay, UT and Deborah J. Burt of Wallingford, CT. He also leaves a brother, Army Col. Francis J. Cummings (Ret.) and wife Ann of Boiling Springs, PA. Grandfather to three cherished grandchildren, Brian Burt, Nathaniel Milbank and Katherine Milbank. He is also survived by several cousins and a niece, Lisa Edwards (David) of S. Weber, UT and nephews David Cummings (Lorena) of San Antonio, TX and Kevin and Christopher Rovelli of Newtown, CT. In addition, he leaves two brothers-in-law, David L. Rovelli (Sandra) of Middletown, CT and Daniel F. Rovelli (Dr. Ana Paula Machado) of Newtown, CT. The family would like to thank the staff of the Father Michael J. McGivney Cancer Center, St. Raphael Campus, as well as the staff of Verdi-4 West, St. Raphael's
and Masonicare Hospice, Wallingford, CT.
Funeral from Sisk Brothers Funeral Home 3105 Whitney Ave. Hamden Friday at 9:30 am, Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in St. Joan of Arc Church, Hamden. Burial in St. John's Cemetery, Wallingford. Calling hours are Thursday from 4 - 8 pm. In lieu of flowers contributions to a