Mary Katherine Cummings
1944 - 2020
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December 21, 1944 - October 7, 2020

Mary Katherine Cummings, 75, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away, October 7, 2020 due to complications from Hodgkin's-Lymphoma Cancer.

Private family services will be held in Cedar Grove Cemetery on the Campus of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN with Father Bob Gielow officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery. The Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, Indiana is handling arrangements.

She was born in Chicago, IL to the late Thomas and Florence (Waddell) Feeley. She married James Michael Cummings who preceded in 1976.

Surviving are devoted daughter, Kathleen Cummings; proud Nana to, Jack, Bridget, and Eileen Egan, all UW-Madison students; two brothers, Bill Dargan, Tom Feeley; favorite aunt to many. She was preceded by her son, Mike Cummings.

Mary graduated with her master's degree while teaching montessori, K-2, for 25 years at Clissold Elementary School in Chicago, IL. Mary was loved by many for her positive, faithful nature. She lived everyday to its fullest whether through adventurous global travels, playing golf or attending book clubs.

Contributions may be made to Guadalupe Center Immokalee, 509 Hope Circle, Immokalee, FL, 34142, where Mary mentored students, in the High School Tutor Corps.

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Published in Chicago Tribune on Oct. 10, 2020.
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October 18, 2020
I was heartbroken to hear of Mary's death. Mary was a ray of sunshine in my life. Whenever we spent time at water aerobics, we would stand next to each other and her upbeat positive attitude was contagious. I m grateful that I met her through my husband who painted a mural on her lanai wall in VeronaWalk years ago.
RIP my dear friend. I will miss you terribly but will try to practice all the positive things you shared with me and cheered me up.
Patty Gallagher
Naples, FL 34114
Patty Gallagher
October 12, 2020
Mary was a gift to me, welcoming our group at Regina Coeli Novitiate in 1964. She was a positive example of humility and a joy filled spirit that approached each task with grace, energy and a smile. Before Regina Coeli was sold, I'd sent glassware (tapioca dishes) from there to Mary which broke in transit. Our last visit was two years ago in New Orleans at Bancroft. She'll forever be a spiritual companion to me.
Dorothy LeCompte (Dottee)
October 10, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with Kathleen and the grandchildren, Uncle Bill, Uncle Tom & Aunt Jackie and all the family! We are so very sorry for your loss! Mary was such an amazing person, we were shocked to hear the news! Lots of love to all of you during this very difficult time!
Fisher Family
October 10, 2020
Mary is such a loving, intelligent and compassionate person. While not related by blood, Mary has provided so much guidance and kinship over the years that she has always been family in my heart ❤
Therese Larkin
October 10, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sorry.
Rachel Egan
October 10, 2020
Bright and outgoing, Mary was pillar in the community. We love you
October 9, 2020
Mary was a dear friend since 5th grade at St. Barnabas. She was always ready to do anything, from skiing, kyaking, to shopping. Our evenings out ended with an Irish coffee and a lot of laughter. I miss you already my dear friend.
Judy Barton
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