Sister Catherine M. Cummings, R.S.M.
1937 - 2023
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Sister Catherine Mary Cummings died December 11, 2023, at Adirondack Medical Center, Saranac Lake, N.Y. Sister was born Shirley Ann Cummings in Ogdensburg, N.Y. on August 29, 1937, the daughter of Katherine and Myron Cummings. Sister entered the Sisters of Mercy in Tarrytown, N.Y. on September 8, 1955 and along the way received a Doctorate in Nursing Education. She began her ministry of teaching Nursing at Mercy Hospitals in Watertown and Port Jervis, N.Y. Sister continued that ministry in New York City, Syracuse, and Hartford, Ct., Worcester, Ma. And Hartsdale, N.Y. In 2006 she started a new ministry at Mercy Care for the Adirondacks as Director of Mercy Care's Parish Nurse and Mission Integration Programs. She recently retired from that position. In addition to the Sisters of Mercy, she is survived by her brother Thomas (Beverly Wernet) of Liverpool, N.Y. and many beloved nieces, great-nieces, and great-nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her brother Robert, and her sister Mary Gertrude. Calling hours will be held Friday, December 15th from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm and Saturday, December 16th from 10:00 am – 11:00 am. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, December 16th at 11:00 am at Reiss Family Memorial Chapel at Elderwood of Uihlein, Lake Placid, NY. Rev. John Yonkovig and Rev. Paul Kelly will officiate. Burial will be in the Spring in St. Alphonsus Cemetery, Tupper Lake, NY. The M. B. Clark, Inc., Funeral Home in Lake Placid is in charge of arrangements. Please visit www.mbclarkfuneralhome.com to share a memory or leave condolences.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Sister Catherine Cummings, R.S.M., please visit Tribute Store
Saturday, December 16, 2023
Reiss Memorial Chapel
185 Old Military Rd.
Lake Placid, New York, United States
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