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Joann Alice Cummings

March 24, 2021


Joann Alice Cummings, 89, of Carbondale, died Wednesday March 24th at the Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James F. Cummings, who died March 28, 1996.

Born in Carbondale, daughter of the late Joseph P. Livsey and Alice Burns Flood Livsey, she was a member of Saint Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale.  She was a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, Class of 1949.  She was previously employed as an inspector at the Barbizon Factory in Jessup.  She was a loving homemaker, wife, mother, and grandmother.

Surviving are a daughter: Joann Smith, Breesport, NY; two grandchildren: Jonathan and David Smith; two great grandchildren: Theodore and Henry Smith; three sisters: Dorothy LaQuaglia, Bloomfield, NJ; Mildred Griffin, Englewood, FL; Marion Niffen, Vestal, NY; and numerous nieces and nephews

She was also preceded in death by four brothers: Robert Flood; Eugene, William, and Joseph Livsey; and two sisters: Margaret Curtis and Mary Purkaple.

The funeral will be Tuesday, March 30th from the Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, Inc., 55 Lincoln Avenue, Carbondale with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am in Saint Rose of Lima Church, 6 N. Church Street, Carbondale.  Interment will follow in Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill.  Friends may call Tuesday morning at the funeral home, from 9:30 to 10:30 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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March 30, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, Inc.
55 Lincoln Avenue
Carbondale, PA 18407

Mass of Christian Burial
March 30, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Rose of Lima Church
6 North Church Street
Carbondale, PA 18407

March 30, 2021

Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery
404 State Route 106
Greenfield Twp., PA 18407


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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