Robert  Cummings

Robert E "Bob" Cummings

Thursday, February 21st, 1929 - Thursday, June 25th, 2020
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Robert “Bob” Cummings, 91, passed away June 25 after a brief illness. A native of Enfield, Bob leaves his wife of 65 years, Helen (O’Brien), whom he met in high school. He was the son of Enfield-native Clarence and Rose (Piaggi) of Windsor Locks.
After earning a degree in engineering from Lowell Technical College (now part of UMASS), Bob served in the Korean War as a Staff Sergeant with the U.S. Air Force. Following military service, his engineering career began at Pratt & Whitney and soon moved to the Monsanto Co. where he had an extensive and successful career, including many years at the Indian Orchard, Mass. plant. He retired from corporate headquarters in St. Louis as a Director of Manufacturing for the company’s Safelex line.
Commitment to family and a generous spirit were hallmarks of Bob’s life. He was coach of several youth hockey teams and many hours and miles were spent in search of ice time. Upon returning to Enfield in retirement, Bob’s goodness and support continued, both to a growing number of grandchildren and older extended family members. A much-anticipated highlight was an annual spring dinner at The Fort restaurant in Springfield for many generations of family.
In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by children Robert Jr. (Kathryn), grandchildren Megan & Timothy and great grandson Owen; Thomas (Patti) and grandchildren James & Grace; Joseph (Nancy) and grandchildren Katie, Joe, & Jenny; Martha (Rick) and grandson Scott; Mary (Joe) and grandchildren Maureen, Erin, Michael & William; and Ann (Jimmy). He is also survived by brothers William and Charles and sisters-in-law Mary O’Brien and Mildred O’Brien.
Memorial services will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory may be made to St. Joseph’s Indian School, P. O. Box 300, Chamberlain, SD 57325 –
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    Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels
    43 Shaker Road
    ENFIELD, CT 06082
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    At the convenience of the family. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
    Fr. Anthony Bruno
  • Interment

    St. Patrick King St. Cemetery
    1556 King Street
    ENFIELD, CT 06082
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    Private at the convenience of the family.


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Donald O'Brien

Posted at 01:00pm
Helen and family, I'm very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. My deepest condolences to you and the family.
Bud O'Brien, class of '46

Roger Andersen

Posted at 11:02am
To the Cummings Family, I only have great memories of the time I got to spend with such a kind and generous man and his family. Those long car rides to get us to hockey rinks that as young kids, seemed hours away and sometimes actually were hours away, to hanging out at your house on Enfield St. and your Mom & Dad letting us disappear into the basement to shoot hockey pucks that were constantly clanging off the iron sink and walls. I am sure they could hear that upstairs, but they never complained.
My deepest condolences on your loss. Please know you're all in my thoughts and prayers
Roger Andersen

Jim Burkhart

Posted at 08:51am
Bob, I was saddened to hear of your father's passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Best Wishes,
Jim Burkhart

Ann Driscoll

Posted at 11:46am
Helen and family, I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. The memories of his kind spirit remain with me today and remind me of the the hiking trip where he invited Jerome and Kevin to go on with his boys to take on Mt. Katahdin. We had recently moved to Enfield and he wanted to include them. A trip they long remember. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time. May God fill you with comfort and fond memories.


Ann Driscoll

Lynn Clarkin

Posted at 05:46pm
Helen & family, Our deepest condolences at this difficult time on the loss of Bob. Please know you're all in our thoughts and prayers. Jack & Lynn (Patrevita) Clarkin

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