Irene Lillian Cummings, 83, formerly of Cornish, NH, and more recently Heritage Drive in Claremont, NH, died Monday (Jan. 7, 2019) at Sullivan County Healthcare in Unity, NH, following a brief illness.
She was born in Hanover, NH, on April 21, 1935, the daughter of John W. and Dorothy L. (Hackett) Moore. She lived in Piermont, NH, and attended the first four grades there. She then moved to Claremont where she attended Way School, Stevens Junior High School and graduated from Stevens High School in 1953. Irene worked at Woolworth and International Shoe after high school. Later she worked for the Eagle Times and at Claremont Woven Label for 16 years. She was then employed by Developmental Services of Sullivan County retiring in 1993 due to a disability. She was a member of the Windsor Legion Auxiliary, Post #25 and the Women of the Moose Chapter #629 in Claremont, NH. She enjoyed going out to eat with her friends, Ellie Contois and Patty Hunt. Irene also liked knitting, reading, Sudoku and socializing.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Jon Cummings, a grandson, Jerome Hoisington, a sister, Janet Howard and her longtime companion, William Tierney.
Members of her family include a daughter, Brenda Kinney, Newport, NH; six sons, Danny Hoisington and his wife, Cheryl, Claremont, NH; Thomas Hoisington, Manchester, NH; Paul Hoisington, Sophia, NC; Randy Hoisington and his wife, Laurie Peltier, Claremont, NH; Kevin Hoisington and his wife, Kathy, Randleman, NC; Timothy Hoisington and his wife, Melissa, Concord, NH; 14 grandchildren, two great granddaughters, one great grandson, a sister, Debra Brayton, Enid, OK and aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday (Jan. 11) at the Roy Funeral Home, 93 Sullivan Street, Claremont, NH with the Rev. Scott Kearns, officiating.
Committal Services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6 – 8 PM.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Women’s Supportive Services, 11 School Street, Claremont, NH 03743.
You are invited to share a memory of Irene with the family or leave a message of condolence in the family guest book at www.royfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Roy Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
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