GLENFIELD, N.Y. —
A funeral Mass for
Phyllis D. Cummings, 67, will be said 10 a.m. Friday, March
16, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Rev. Christopher
Carrara, pastor, officiating. Visitation will not be
Born Oct. 22, 1944, in St. Charles, Illinois, the daughter
of the late Phillip and Mary Challman DeBruyne, she attended
Mount St. Mary Academy and graduated in 1962 as valedictorian.
Phyllis graduated from Northwestern University in 1966 with
a bachelor's degree in English.
Phyllis owned and
operated Trinity Financial Service, Inc., a Group Health
Insurance and Income Tax service in Sarasota, Fla., retiring
She married Richard C. Cummings on Jan. 1, 2006, at Stillwater
Her many hobbies include,
hunting, back gammon, words with friends, cooking,
entertaining, fishing, knitting/sewing, gardening, and
spending peaceful days reading by the fire with her husband
Surviving are her husband, Richard; her stepchildren, Dean
and Julie Cummings, Lowville; and Steven Cummings, Greig;
Jennifer and Herb Condrey, Watertown; Julie Cummings and
Dorian and Jon Eyles, all of Cape Vincent; her
grandchildren, Brix Condrey, Quinn Cummings, Avery Cummings,
Kerrigan Wiley, Brayden Wiley, Kali Eyles, Ashlyn Eyles, her
honorary grandchildren, Kate Root and Hannah Root; her
brothers and their spouses, P. David and Nan K DeBruyne,
Bluffton, SC; D. Peter and Janet B. DeBruyne, Rockford IL;
her “Almost” sister, Margaret E. Brizzolara, Batavia,
IL; nephews, Daniel T. DeBruyne, Plantation, Fla., Kevin C.
DeBruyne, Haymarket, Va., Timothy J. DeBruyne, Barrington,
IL, Andrew P. DeBruyne, Seattle, Wa.; nieces, Katie M.D.
Brunick, Oak Park, IL, Ashley D. Zupan, Bainbridge Island, Wa.;
and16 great nephews and nieces.
Memorials in Phyllis’s name are requested to be made by
local residents by donating blood to the Blood Bank at the
Lowville VFW (April 23, June 19 and Aug. 15) and by others
at their local sites. Other donations are requested to be
made either to Lewis County General Hospital Foundation or
to Lewis County Search and Rescue.
Please join us in celebrating the “Life of Phyllis” and
share in her memories at the Lowville Elks. This will be following after the Catholic
Condolences may be made on the online guest book at www.sundquistfh.com
Information provided by
Sundquist Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown,