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Agatha G. Fisher Cummings, 82, of Durham, formerly of North Haven, passed away peacefully on Jan. 18 at Middlesex Hospital, Middletown with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late retired North Haven Police captain Walter J. Cummings. Agatha was born in Middletown June 13, 1938, and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Edith Dexheimer Fisher.
She attended the former Quinnipiac College of Hamden and had worked for the former Knudsen Dairy of North Haven and later for the Town of North Haven Parks and Recreation Department and later for the Public Works Department until her retirement. Agatha was a longtime active member of the North Haven Fair Association and for 40 years ran the Old MacDonald’s Farm exhibit at the fair. Her true joys were working on the family farm, raking hay on her Farmall H tractor, and tending to her pet chickens, goats, and donkeys.
She was the mother of Walter J. Cummings, Jr., Patrick Cummings (Michelle), and the late Robert and Donna Cummings; grandmother of Crystal Chittenden, Christopher Cummings, Michael Cummings (Lisa Annecharico), Sarah Nichols (Ram), and Alyssa Cummings; great-grandmother of Penelope Nichols; and sister of Neil Fisher (Karen) and the late Norman Fisher.
The visiting hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at The Havens Family, North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue. A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday morning, Jan. 23, in the funeral home. Interment will follow in the North Haven Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Closer to Free Fund, Smilow c/o Yale-New Haven Hospital Development, P.O. Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508(for Pancreatic Cancer Research). For her online obituary, please visit www.northhavenfuneral.com.