Carolyn Cummings

Obituary of Carolyn M. Cummings

Carolyn M. (Johnson) Cummings, A.K.A Sis, of Poughkeepsie, NY entered into eternal peace on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, surrounded by her family after a long battle with Cancer.  Born on December 24, 1934, in Poughkeepsie, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Helen (Cooley) Johnson.  On November 19, 1960, she married the love of her life, the late William A. Cummings, and were together for 55 years until his passing on September 5, 2017, and now has joined him in heaven.  Carolyn was a beautician by trade; however, she served and inspired many people as a deli clerk and so much more.  In addition to her only daughter, Helen Bradley, who resides at home, she is also survived by a longtime companion of Helen's, Michael Heuer, 4 granddaughters;  Ailiya (Thomas) Poskitt, Latisha (Michael) Bradley-Pratt, Iasian Braxton, and Destinee Vittone.  Also surviving are 8 great-grandchildren (6) boys; Miguel Poskitt, Isaiah Bradley, Xzavier Bradley, Dominic Poskitt, Jaiden Hoose, and DeSean Braxton, (2) girls; Serenity Hoose and Avalynn Poskitt.  In addition, she is survived by 1 sister, Evelyn Johnson of Maryland, and 2 brothers; Charles Robert (Bobby) and Evelyn Johnson of Stanfordville, NY, and Eugene Emmanuel (Deke) and Gloria Johnson of Poughkeepsie and a host of nieces and nephews.  Carolyn is predeceased by 2 brothers, Leroy (Eggy) Johnson and Ralph (McGee) Johnson, and a great-granddaughter Ayiesha Poskitt.  Carolyn was "The Matriarch" of the neighborhood and The Rock of her family, there will never be another Carolyn Cummings.  Calling hours will be held Wednesday, September 16, 2020, from 12:00-2:00 pm at the Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.  Due to the mandated New York State guidelines, we are allowed 33 percent of our occupancy at this time to enter the building. Masks are required with social distancing measures to take place when entering to pay respects to the family. We kindly ask if you can exit promptly so we can continue to move those wishing to pay their respects to the family in an orderly manner. If you would like to leave an online condolence please visit our website at

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Celebration of Life

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home
371 Hooker Ave.
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States