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Steven O. Cummings, 58, of Westborough and formerly a long time resident of Foxboro and Mansfield passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 17th, 2015. Loving husband of Alice (Lowe) Cummings. Devoted father of Kevin B. and Stephanie M. Cummings and predeceased by son, Michael A. Cummings. Born in Norwood, he was the son of the late Berton C. Cummings and Elsie B. Cummings Albro.

Steve's professional career was dedicated to the Fire Service. He retired from the Sharon Fire Department in 2012 after 39 years of service. He started his career in 1973 with the Foxborough Fire Department as a Junior Firefighter. On September 17th, 1978, Steve was hired as a permanent firefighter for the Sharon Fire Department and promoted to Deputy Fire Chief in 2000. During the course of his career, he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Fire Sciences from Salem State College.

Steve was the beloved brother of Berton C. Cummings (Wendy) of Taunton, Merlyn Cummings (Dottie) of Easton, Alan Cummings (Patricia) of Foxboro, JoEllen McNamara (Gerald) of Foxboro, Judy Cummings of Foxboro, and Peter Cummings (Eric Allen) of East Providence. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Steve's greatest joy in life was his family closely followed by several passions including the collection of fire memorabilia and photography of apparatus. When he took time away from firefighting, he enjoyed traveling and always came back with a good story to share. As a longtime member of the Foxboro cribbage league, he will continue his quest for achieving a 29-hand. Steve will always be remembered for his infectious smile and warm bear hugs.

Webmaster's Note: Steve was a personal friend of mine and like many, his passing has left a void in my life that can't be filled. He was kind and giving and loved the fire service almost as much as his family. It was an honor to know him and I will miss his immense knowledge as well as his giant smile every time he emerged from a fire station. God Speed Steve, we'll miss you.