Charles A. Cummings Jr., 89 yrs. old (a.k.a Harry) lifelong resident of Bristol, CT passed away peacefully at home on March 23, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.
Charles was born on January 16, 1933, in Proctor, Vermont. He was the son of the late Charles and Alice Cummings. He was the beloved husband of the late Domenica Cummings with whom they shared 67 years together with 60 of those years in matrimony. Charles was predeceased by his grandson Devin LaFerriere, sisters Helen Dew and Constance Zannini, brother Conrad Cummings, son in law Paul Laferriere Sr., cousins Mr. and Mrs. Vincent, Mary Magliulo, and David Stanton.
Charles is survived by his six loving children, daughters Rosalie Cummings, Danielle (Jay) Huggard, Mary Cummings Ragozzino, Son-in-Law Peter Ragozzino, Christine Cummings Laferriere, and sons Charles A Cummings III, and Daniel (Claudia) Cummings. He leaves behind his grandchildren, Carina Lassy and Elizabeth Moylan, Joyce (Keith) Johnston, Thomas (Becca) Huggard, Peter Ragozzino, Emmanuel, Danielle and Cassandra Cummings (Zach Aquino), Nicholas, Mitchel and Donato Laferriere, Anthony Morales. Great grandchildren Julian Ragozzino/Fassett, Ava Johnston and Jaxson Johnston, Chloe Lassy Thomas Huggard Jr., Mason Huggard, Charlotte Huggard and Kevin Wheeler, Ezekiel Cummings, Estella Aquino, Laighla Laferriere and Jaxtyn Laferriere. And his brother Douglas Cummings Sr. He also leaves behind his nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly, Debbie, Michael, Susan, Lori, and Sheryl Zanninis, Gary, Lori, Douglas Jr., Linda and Brice Cummings, Barbara and Jackie Dew and Ken Palin.
Charles was a U.S. Army veteran and a true hero who defended our country during the Korean War from 1950 to 1953 and earned several medals including a purple heart and a C.I. Badge. He worked very hard all of his life to support his loving family as a Book binder (Machine Operator) and he loved what he did and was great at it. He loved gardening, camping, fishing, and splitting wood with an axe which he did until he was 80 years old. He was also known to be a great athlete.
Charles loved animals, especially his little dog Elvis who is still going at 15 years old and misses our dad very much. Our loving father is now in eternal peace in heaven with his loving wife Domenica and grandson Devin as well as with many more family and friends. We all love you dad and miss you very much.
A graveside service with full military honors will commence on Saturday April 30th, 2022, at 9:00 am., at CT State Veterans Cemetery, 317 Bow Lane Middletown CT. 06457. All are welcome to attend to honor the life of Charles.