Leon Cummings, 93, of Southborough


Southborough – Leon “Lee” Cummings, 93, of Southborough, went home to the Lord Friday, March 11, 2016. He died at home after a period of declining health. He was the husband of Mattie (Karnes) Cummings.

Born in Freeport, Maine, he was the youngest son of the late Lucey (Stevens) and Henry Cummings.

Lee attended the Bailey One Room School House and Freeport High School. He also attended, Shaw Business College of Portland, Maine, and Northeastern University, and completed specialty courses at MIT and Emerson College.

He joined the Marine Corps in 1943 with a great desire to defend his country, but had to receive a medical discharge later that year.

Lee loved his job at Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA and worked  for the non-profit  company for over 30 years, spending his final years as Vice President in charge of State and Federal regulations.

He was a fierce Red Sox fan and held season tickets at Fenway Park and with the Portland Sea Dogs. He was an active member and past president of the Red Sox Fan Club and the Bo Sox Club. He also watched a lot of baseball at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket.

One of his other joys was listening to all his favorite country and bluegrass music.

He was a long time faithful active member of the First Community Church in Southborough and spent his time visiting church members, friends, and acquaintances. He will be greatly missed by all.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Barbara Wicklman and her husband Norman of Marlborough and John G. Cummings of West Roxbury; two grandsons, Jonathan and Benjamin Wicklman of Marlborough; a great-grandson, Jaxson Daniel; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Cummings; a nephew, Ronnie Cummings; and a niece, Linda Foster, all of Freeport, Maine. He was predeceased by his first wife, Hope (Gilbert) Cummings, who passed away in 1992, and his brother, Ronald “Ronnie” Cummings.

Calling hours will be held Monday, March 14, from 5-7 p.m., at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 15, at 2 p.m., at the First Community Church, Highland Street, Southborough. Burial will be in Maine.

Contributions may be made in his memory to First Community Church, 105 Southville Rd., Southborough, MA 01772.

To leave words of condolence to the family, visit www.morrisfuneralparlor.com.