- Earl L. 'Buddy' Cummings, 88, passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018, in Bangor. He was born on July 4, 1929, in Davidson, the son of John J. and Lucille (Emery) Cummings.
He was an active member of St. Benedict's Church, Knights of Columbus Benedict Council, 4th degree assembly 1876 and M.V.S.D. He dedicated his life to his family and their dairy farm, and could always be found in his tractor mowing grass or plowing snow. In 1989, the farm was selected as Maine Dairy Farm of the year. Earl had a love of work horses and he would use his sleigh to go out in the woods for family gatherings and would give rides in support of charitable events.
He is survived by his loving companion, Esther Greenier; his children, Sherry and Jeff Arsenault of Bangor, John L. and Joyce Cummings of Stacyville, Earl J. and Susan Cummings of Silver Ridge, Debbie and Rick Long of Sherman, Diana Ouellette and her significant other, Galen West, of Caribou, Jeffery and Kathy Cummings of Herman, and Christopher and Norma Cummings of Stacvyille; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother, Gerald Cummings of Stacyville; special nieces and nephews, Brenda Lang and Scott Lenzzo. Besides his parents, Earl was predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Cecelia; his sister, Leah; brother, Peter; and two grandchildren, Kate and Scott.
A special thanks to the oncology staff at EMMC.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, 2018, at St. Benedict's Catholic Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 19, with Father Bruce Sikett celebrant. A spring interment will be in the Stacyville Cemetery. For an online memory book and to leave condolences please visit www.bowersfuneral.com
Published on  March 13, 2018