Mary Louise (Scotty) Cummings Perry, formerly of Dunmore, died Sunday evening at Elan Gardens, S. Abington Township following an illness. Scotty was preceded in death by two devoted husbands, James (Shamey) Cummings in 1988 and Arthur Perry in 2009.
Born November 14, 1926 in Scranton PA, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Catherine (Finnerty) Scott. She was a proud member of the first graduating class of St. Mary’s of Mount Carmel, and a graduate of Dunmore High school. She was a devoted member of both Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Christ the King Parishes, Dunmore where she enjoyed the quilting club. Prior to her retirement, she had been employed by the NEIU # 19 as a paraprofessional with special needs children and The Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P).
Surviving are children James Cummings (Mitzi) Okinawa Japan, Catherine Cummings, Timonium MD, Mary Peterson (Stanton) Niceville FL, John (Tara), Dunmore PA and Elizabeth Casey (Christopher) Glen Mills PA. In addition, she is survived by 13 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of loyal friends.
Scotty will be remembered for her love of life, quick humor, and her ability to press on no matter the obstacle. She loved a good party, and in her words, “Slainte.”
Due to the current health crisis graveside services will be private in Cathedral Cemetery. A Mass of Celebration will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Dunmore at a time more conducive to gathering.
Donations may made in her honor to the:
The Scotty Special Education Scholarship with the Scranton Area Foundation
615 Jefferson Ave
Scranton PA 18510