A funeral Mass was offered Nov. 20 in the chapel of St. Joseph's Provincial House, Latham, for Sister Jean Cummings, who died Nov. 15. She was 86 and had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 67 years.

A native of Syracuse, she taught in schools in the Syracuse and Albany Dioceses, including St. James in Albany, St. Pius in Loudonville and St. Peter's in Troy, where she was also principal. She was also a parish minister at St. Bernard's in Cohoes and assistant superior and superior for her order locally, and spent 17 years as religious education coordinator and pastoral associate at St. Ambrose parish in Latham.

Survivors include a brother, Richard. Interment was in Our Lady Queen of Virgins Cemetery, Latham.