F. Kendall “Ken” Cummings

February 22, 2003

U.S. Veteran

US Navy

World War II Veteran

Cummings, F. Kendall “Ken??? – of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, formerly of Woburn, February 22nd, beloved husband of Grace L. (Seminatore) Cummings. Devoted father of Coreen C. Kropiwnicki and her husband Michael J. of Andover. Dear brother of Martha Cummings of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Roberta Colwell of Tulsa, OK. Loving grandfather of Carrie, Kevin, and Kelly Kropiwnicki. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, February 27th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Wednesday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Late Navy veteran, WW II, Late owner. S.R. Cummings Florist of Woburn.

OBITUARY:

F. Kendall “Ken” Cummings, a longtime former Woburn resident and well-known horticulturist, passed away in Andover Saturday evening following a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Grace L. (Seminatore) Cummings for over forty-eight years.

Born in Woburn seventy-five years ago, he was the son of the late S. Robert and Ella (Kendall) Cummings. He graduated from Governor Dummer Academy and received a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from U. Mass. Amherst.

A veteran of World War II, he served for three years as a Radioman Third Class in the U.S. Navy. He served aboard submarines USS Diablo, USS Quillback, and the USS Spikefish.

He went into the family wholesale florist business, S.R. Cummings, which was located on Woburn’s West Side on Cambridge Road, where he worked until the business was sold in the 1960’s.

For more than fifteen years, he and his wife Grace had resided in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Coreen C. Kropiwnicki and her husband Michael J. of Andover, two sisters, Martha Cummings of Ft. Lauderdale and Roberta Colwell of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and his beloved grandchildren, Carrie, Kevin, and Kelly Kropiwnicki.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, February 27th, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Calling hours at the funeral home are Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

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