Erica Cummings MONTPELIER — Erica Cummings of Montpelier, Vermont, passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at the age of 49, after a courageous and hard-fought battle with cancer. A fixture in the local pottery and artist communities, Erica was happiest when molding clay, wielding her knitting needles, digging in the soil, diving in the ocean, or doing anything involving nature. Her passion for the environment led to a successful career in agriculture, having spent over 10 years working with the UVM Extension Program and most recently, for the Vermont Department of Agriculture. She also spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, Africa – an incredible experience she wouldn’t trade for the world. Erica loved her family and friends fiercely and spent as much time as possible with them. Memories of shared concerts, walks on the beach at the Cape, Raku Firings, long conversations and absurd amounts of laughter, random movie quotes, and her infamous fish face, will surely comfort those whose lives she touched and whose souls currently ache. Erica leaves behind her parents, Regis and Ann (Scanlon) Cummings of Montpelier; brother and sister-in-law, Corin and Liesa (MacKimmie) Cummings of Montreal, Canada; sister and brother-in-law, Adam and Mary Clancy (Cummings) Robtoy of Barre, Vermont; sister and brother-in-law, David and Meaghan (Cummings) Conly of Swanton, Vermont; her six beloved nephews, Éamon, Kellen, Aiden, Fergus, Elliot and Jace; and many, many friends whom she held dear. There are truly no words we can write that would adequately capture Erica’s essence. She was a beautiful person with the gentlest of souls; the world is a dimmer place with her light extinguished. We love you forever and always. Ndank Ndank. Donations in Erica’s memory may be made to any of the following organizations: Montpelier Food Pantry c/o Just Basics; Good Samaritan Haven; or the NOFA Famer Emergency Fund. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being made through Guare & Sons Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at www.guareandsons.com.

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Regis and Anne, I just read in the Argus of the passing of your daughter. I am so sorry. I can't imagine any thing more tragic then losing a child. I will keep her and both of you in my prayers.


Regis and Ann, So sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Linnea and Lou Cecere


To the entire Cummings clan our thoughts are with you all. The Kerins


Regis and Ann, my heartfelt sympathy on the loss of Erica. I did not know her, but her life was certainly fulfilling and she made such a positive influence on others. God Bless.


May all the memories you shared here and the many, many more stay close to bring you comfort. Johanna


Ann and Regis,

So saddened to hear of your loss of Erica. Trust the memories will help absorb some of the void. Prayers of support to the Cummings’ family.

Brian O’Regan

Steve Sanderson

Regis and Ann, so sorry to learn of Erica's passing. Steve Sanderson

Bruce English

Ann and Regis , my very sincere thoughts and prayers to you and your family on your lovely daughter`s passing. I hope that the memories can soon bring smiles to all. My very best......

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