Richard W. Cummings, 68
POWNAL, Vt. — Richard William Cummings, 68, of Pownal, Vt., died Saturday, March 10, 2018, at his home.
He was born in Williamstown, Mass., on February 8, 1950, son of Carroll H. Cummings and Jeannette Maude (Burdick) Cummings Jones. Dick attended Williamstown schools and graduated from Mount Greylock Regional High School with the class of 1968 where he was member of the varsity football team and track and field team. Dick attended the University of Massachusetts, where he played varsity football and then signed as a free agent with the New England Patriots.
Dick was employed by Williams College in its athletic department for 35 years until his retirement in 2015. He was a member of the Second Congregational Church in South Williamstown. Dick enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was devoted to his family and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Diana Lynn (Jones) Cummings, whom he married on September 10, 1977; one daughter, Melissa Ann Cummings of Pownal, Vt.; one son, Dustin Torrey Cummings and his wife, Janelle, of East Wallingford, Vt.; four grandchildren, Makaela Cummings, Areanna Cummings, Chloe Campbell and Bode Cummings; one aunt, Joan Burdick of Hancock, Mass.; thee cousins, Scott Burdick, Marc Burdick and Julie Snow.
Funeral notice: The funeral for Dick Cummings will be Thursday, March 15, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Second Congregational Church, South Williamstown. Burial will follow in Southlawn Cemetery.
Calling hours at Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapel, 521 West Main St., North Adams, Mass., are Wednesday, March 14, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Pownal Rescue Squad in care of the funeral home.
Obituary Provided By: Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals