Ronald Cummings

March 15, 1921March 3, 2013

Ronald Henry Cummings, Sr., 91, of Freeport passed from this life to the next on Sunday March 3, 2013. He was born in Freeport on March 15, 1921 a son of Lucy (Stevens) and Henry Cummings. He was educated in Freeport schools, served in the US Navy during WWII and was fortunate to have married Dorothy Giggey of Belfast.

Ron built, owned and operated Florida Lake Recreation in Freeport, off Route 125. He also raised 25 thousand chickens at a time, several times a year, taking a break between each brood to travel. He had the opportunity to see all 50 States and a few foreign countries along the way.

Ron enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening and loved his chainsaw. A woodsman through and through he built five houses that are “still standing”. He loved people and was an easy conversationalist.

He was an avid trolley enthusiast and was a member of the Seashore Electric Railway and Trolley Museum in Arundel. He authored a book on trolleys that was sold by LL Bean for a number of years. He was a member of the Freeport Historical Society, Freeport Elders, Oak Leaf Seniors of Freeport, American Legion, VFW, Trans-world Radio and a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Freeport.

Ron is survived by his wife of 70 years, Dorothy “Dot” Cummings of Freeport; his son, Ronald Cummings, Jr. and his wife Janet of Freeport; his daughter Linda Cummings Foster and her husband Peter of Freeport; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; his brother Leon Cummings and his wife Mattie of Southborough, MA; nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be on Friday March 8 from 5 – 7 PM at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. The funeral service will be held on Saturday March 9 at 1 PM at First Baptist Church of Freeport, 185 Main Street, Freeport with a reception after in the church hall. Burial will be later this spring in Burr Cemetery. Please visit to view a video collage of Ron’s life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family.



  • Visiting Hours Friday, March 8, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 9, 2013


  • Burial - Spring 2013, Reception following service

Ronald Cummings

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March 9, 2013

Praying for your family.....................Okey & Clea Ahart, Belpre, Ohio

Dick & Donna Waterman

March 8, 2013

Dick & Donna Waterman

Two of the most beautiful people I have known. Uncle Ron & Aunt Dot always had a smile on their faces as they greeted you. I remember Ron as one who loved to sit and discuss any subject from religion to how to raise chickens. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Karen Carter-Vachon

March 8, 2013

My earliest memories of Ron were the trolly rides at Florida Lake with my brothers and sisters. Our family would spend those hot July and August afternoons at the "pond". As we got older my brothers moved out to swim out back in the lake and we girls and my cousin Billy would stay in the pond, I think mostly so that we would be sure to catch the trolly if it was running.
Later Billy and I would have season passes to Florida Lake, spending a few hours almost every day there. Ron and Dot were always happy and inviting.
It is such a loss to those around him, but he truly lived a great life as a wonderful man.

Johnny Cummings

March 8, 2013

My Uncle Ronny was kind to me, and always made me laugh. Now he belongs to the ages.

Sue (Leighton)Granholm

March 7, 2013

The nicest man i ever met. I have such great childhood memories of him at Florida Lake! He created a wonderful, fun place for kids, and you could tell he loved it all. I can picture him running the train, walking through the snack bar...always smiling. I am truly sorry that he is gone

Gail Bucklin

March 7, 2013

My Most wonderful memories were of Florida Lake with Uncle Ron and Aunt Dot.They made my summers their the happiest. I remember my last day of school for summer vacations and riding by the lake with a smile on my face because I knew I would be there the very next day enjoying my summer there with my family and friends. Aunt Dot would be at the snack bar, and Uncle Ron would be giving the kids a ride on his trolly.And HE LOVED THAT TROLLY! I remember his pigeons and his plants he grew. I remember a drink they use to talk about on there trips back from Florida. If my memories right it was called something like papaya juice. The last time I saw Dot and Ronny I was working at the Walmart in Falmouth. I am so glad I got to give him a teddy bear hug.. I will miss you Uncle Ronny, thank you for giving my childhood such wonderful beautiful memories.

Laurie Curtis Larmon

March 7, 2013

Ronnie was such a special part of our lives as I was growing up. I am so glad I was able to reconnect with him and Dot over the last couple of years. He was such a good and kind man and strong in his faith. He is safe now in the Father's presence.

Wendy Deemer

March 7, 2013

R.I.P. Uncle Ronnie
I have many chilhood memories @ FLORIDA LAKE.Ron&Dot made Summers so much better for us neighborhood kids.Too much FUN to mention.And I always admired his GREEN THUMB & EXOTIC PLANTS!I send my love to Dot & family <3 He was loved by many and always wiil be <3

Tim & Alfredia Young

March 7, 2013

Our thoughts and prayer's are with you Ron and Janet and family.

March 6, 2013

North Freeport will never be the same without our beloved Ronnie. Fond childhood memories of good times at Florida Lake. My deepest sympathy to Dot and the entire family. He will be missed, but not forgotten!

Diane Ryder Dennison