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Evelyn Cummins
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Evelyn M "Evie"
Cummins (Flanagan)
1925 - 2017
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Obituary for Evelyn M "Evie" Cummins (Flanagan)

Evelyn M "Evie"  Cummins (Flanagan)
Evelyn Maria (Flanagan) Cummins- 92 of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully on December 16th, 2017 with her family by her side. She was the exemplification of kindness, compassion, and dignity. Evie had a heart of gold, and taught her family to embrace life’s adventures and find the good in everyone.

She was born in Worcester, Massachusetts the daughter of James and Emma Flanagan. A graduate of North High School, Evie excelled at basketball, and was the caption of her team and All City. She graduated from Hahnemann Hospital School of Nursing, and received her BS in Nursing from Saint Joseph College, in Maine. Evie’s career began in the Cadet Nurse Corp during World War 2.

A longtime Shrewsbury resident, Evie was a member of St. Mary’s Parish, active in the St. Mary’s Catholic Guild, town politics, and many community activities. She was a dedicated school nurse in the Shrewsbury schools. For over 50 years Evie was a member of a neighborhood Rosary Group. Evie moved to Francis Gardens where she enjoyed many new friendships. Evie lived life to the fullest enjoying family vacations, watching the Patriots and Red Sox, and playing with her dogs. She was an artist, a gardener, and above all, a nurturing soul.

Evie was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Joseph M. Cummins, her brother George, and sisters Mary Milan, and Ruth Flanagan. Evie is survived by Peggy Cummins of the Sisters of Notre Dame, Somerville, Joseph and his wife Norma of Shrewsbury, Tom and Colleen of Shrewsbury, Patty and William Courtney of Belchertown, and her grandchildren Sara, Seana, Joe, Bill, and Tom, and great grandson Liam DeLuca, who was the newest apple of her eye. Additionally, she leaves a beloved extended family for whom she was the glue of 4 generations. Her family is blessed and will carry her spirit forever.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Evelyn’s family on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 4-7 P.M. in BRITTON-SHREWSBURY FUNERAL HOME, 648 Main St, Shrewsbury. Her funeral will be on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 with a funeral Mass celebrated at 10 AM in Saint Mary’s Church, 640 Main Street, Shrewsbury. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury. In lieu of flowers donations will be made to the Bakhita Safe House, PO Box 186, Malden MA 02148.
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