Obituary: Leon ‘Lee’ Cummings, 93

Leon ‘Lee’ Cummings, 93 of Southborough went home to the Lord on Friday, March 11, 2015. He died at home after a period of declining health.

He was the husband of Mattie (Karnes) Cummings.

Born in Freeport, ME, 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, ME, 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. Lee 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 visitng 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; John G. Cummings of West Roxbury; 2 grandsons, Jonathan and Benjamin Wicklman of Marlborough; a great grandson, Jaxson Daniel; a sister in law, Dorothy Cummings; a nephew, Ronnie Cummings ; a niece Linda Foster all of Freeport, ME.

He is pre-deceased by his 1st wife Hope (Gilbert) Cummings who passed away in 1992 and his brother Ronald “Ronnie” Cummings.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, March 14, from 5 to 7 PM at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, Southborough.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 15, at 2 PM at the 1st Community Church, Highland St., Southborough. Burial will be on Thursday in Maine.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to 1st Community Church 105 Southville Road, Southborough, MA 01772

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(Obituary via Morris Funeral Home; photo via

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Fred Mabardy
8 years ago

He was a true gentleman and a pleasure to know
Always enjoyed chatting with me about my golden retrievers
I will miss him very much.

Fred Mabardy (neighbor & good friend)

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