Cummings, Mary Ann (Shaefer)


Mary Ann (Schaefer) Cummings, 86, devoted mother and caregiver to her own mother, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2023. She was the wife of the late Stephen B. Cummings.

Born in Cranston, she was the daughter of late Florida A. Schaefer and the late Frederick G. Schaefer.

Mary graduated from Cranston High School in 1954 and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Bryant. She went on to work as an Accountant for The Jan Companies where she would meet her future husband and lovingly maintained a home for her family. Until recently, Mary was a longtime active member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Warwick. A lover of Music, Mary joined various choirs throughout her life. She was a lifelong Red Sox and Paw Sox Fan who loved attending the occasional baseball game.

She is survived by her loving son, Scott Cummings (Kim), her stepchildren Bobbi Deckard (Rich), Julie Holt (Ed), and Steve Cummings (Lynn), and her grandchildren, Brandon Lambert and Rebekah Cummings.  

She was the sister of the late Frederick M. Schaefer and aunt of the late Frederick L. Schaefer and Charlene R. Perry.

Her Funeral Service was held on Monday, March 13, 2023 at 11:00AM in the Historic Chapel at SWAN POINT CEMETERY, 585 Blackstone Blvd, Providence.

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to THE URQUHART-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 800 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her memory to: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island, 188 Valley Street, Suite 125, Providence, RI 02909 are greatly appreciated.