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March 22, 1929 ~ October 11, 2019 (age 90)


CUMMISKEY, Joseph T., 90, of Austin Ave, Greenville, passed away with his loving wife of 42 years, Shirley A. (Smith) Cummiskey by his side holding his hand as he took his last breath on Friday, October 11, 2019 at Cortland Place in Greenville. 

Born in West Warwick, he was a son of the late Francis William Sr. and Marie Florina (Lussier) Cummiskey.

Joseph was a US Army veteran serving with the 503d Airborne Infantry Regiment in Alaska during the Korean War.  He worked as a supervisor at Amtrol in West Warwick, RI for over 20 years before retiring and moving to North Carolina.  He was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Morganton, NC and a 4th Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus.  Joseph was a very active member of the Church and volunteered for many activities.  He loved cooking for church suppers, and his spaghetti sauce was renowned and enjoyed by many.  He was also an Extraordinary Minister of the Church and a beloved instructor of faith formation classes.  In his free time he enjoyed woodworking, hunting, golfing, gardening and volunteering.

Besides his wife, he leaves his children, Jay Cummiskey of West Kingston, RI and Darrin Cummiskey and his wife Kristine of Warwick, RI; step-children, Richard Peiczarka and his wife Brenda of Waxhaw, NC, Linda Rogers of Moosup, CT, David Peiczarka and his wife Linda of Thompson, CT and Michael Peiczarka and his wife Robin of Killingly, CT; brothers, Charles Cummiskey of Portsmouth, RI and Robert Cummiskey of West Warwick, RI; a sister, Eileen McWilliams of North Kingstown, RI; 8 grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  He was the father of the late Neale and Brian Cummiskey; step-father of the late Joanne Peiczarka and brother of the late Francis William Jr., John and James Cummiskey, Claire Hillman and Jane McCarron.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 9:30 am in St. Philip Church, 622 Putnam Pike, Smithfield, RI.  Inurnment with Military Honors will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, West Warwick.

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Mass of Christian Burial
October 21, 2019

9:30 AM
St. Philip Church, Smithfield, RI
Putnum Pike
Smithfield, RI 02828

Inurnment with Military Honors
October 21, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Mary Cemetery, West Warwick

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