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October 10, 1928 - June 20, 2018

A gathering of family and friends will be Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm at Landmark Funeral Home.

 

Virginia (Jeannie) Cummings, born Virginia Christina Romano on 10/10/1928, in Chicago IL, passed away peacefully in her home on June 20th, 2018.

Jeannie was a devoted wife to her late husband whom she adored and married in 1963, Howard (Mike) Cummings. Jeanie loved and leaves behind her dear brother Robert Romano and his wife, and her friend, Ginny of Sabastian, Florida. She is survived by her Brother-in-Law, Joseph E. Cummings and his wife Margaret of Arlington, MA. She was a loving Mother to her son Robert (Bo) Witz and his wife Charlene of Sunrise Florida, and to her daughter Nancy Jean Zaino of Hollywood, Florida. Grandma Jeannie was a special Grandmother to her Grandsons Joseph Zaino and his wife Leslie of Texas, and Michael Zaino and his wife Michelle of New Hampshire. Grandma Jeannie had five Great-Grandchildren that she loved to be with; Mariah, Nico, Elijah, Deacon and Ashlyn, all of whom cherished every moment with her. Jeannie leaves behind many loved family members and friends in Florida, Chicago, Massachusetts, California, Minnesota, Arizona, Las Vegas, Arkansas, Texas and New Hampshire to name a few. Every one of these people she made feel like they were the only people in her life.

Jeannie graduated in 1946 from Taft High School, Chicago IL. She always loved Chicago and her Cubs (“My Cubbies”) but moved to Florida in 1948. Her work life while living in Florida included Scotts Drive-In, A&W Drive In, Bell South (MaBell) Telephone Company, Hollywood Federal and Savings Bank and the State of Florida. With her infectious laugh and magnetic personality she made fast and true, life-long friends with her co-workers. Jeannie, who loved life in all its moments, enjoyed bowling at Holiday Lanes with her friends since 1960. Bowling her last Spare in March of this year, she will be missed by all who knew and came to rely on her scores, her hilarious shirts and her sayings like, “in the bush” and “just like a pro”. Mike and Jeanie loved to go to Saratoga and frequent the Hollywood Tracks. As loyal patrons at the The Ale House and Capone’s Italian Pizzeria, regular customers and staff came to love and count her as family. She loved to travel to see family, making friends at local bars and airports as she went. Jeannie loved to listen to Frank Sinatra and “Barbara” while cooking her famous fried chicken. Her true passion in life were her beloved sports teams: the Chicago Cubs, the Boston Red Sox, and most importantly the Miami Dolphins. Attending many Super Bowls, Jeannie really was footballs biggest fan and Dan Marino’s advocate for, “The greatest quarterback, EVER”.

Always the Designated Drinker, “The DD,” Jeannie loved her Miller Lite. She was always the life of every party. Her smile, her laugh and her jokes made every stranger a friend. Independent, strong, and loyal were words that describe her well, but she will most be remembered for her sense of humor and for having such a passion for life that she could turn the ordinary into unforgettable moments to treasure forever.

With so much love and laughter, we say goodbye to a true “Staaa,” the number one DS. With a walk off win last night for the Cubbies, those that loved you most knew you would never leave the field with a loss. You did it your way, Grandma Jeannie, and we love you for it. Thank you for always being what everyone needed most.

In lieu of flowers, please purchase a 6 pack or more of Miller Lite and laugh and enjoy a drink for Jeannie.

Arrangements by Landmark Funeral Home, 4200 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, FL 33021 954-989-8220. Please sign the online guest book at www.landmarkfuneralhome.com