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EASTPORT – Beatrice Adelaide “Beadie” Cummings, 87, went to be with the Lord, Monday, April 20, 2009, at her home with her beloved family by her side. Beadie was born Nov. 21, 1921, in West Pembroke, daughter of the late Walter “Cocker” and Ida (Dodge) Kierstead. After attending Pembroke area schools, she moved to Portland where she worked at a shipyard in the inner bottoms of ships as a welder. Beadie returned back to Eastport and worked for various restaurants, hotels and Guilford Industries. She enjoyed cooking and picking berries, but mostly she loved being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. In addition to her parents, Beadie was predeceased by two sisters, Winnie Smith and Barbara Cushing; and three brothers, Phil, Doug and Alfie Kierstead. Surviving are her six loving children, Patricia Craig and her husband, Gary, of Eastport, Inez Pastore and her husband, Frank, of Eastport, Michael Cummings and his wife, Melanie, of Eastport, Gloria Bragg and her husband, Forrest, of East Machias, Robert Cummings of Eastport and Walter Cummings and his wife, Colleen, of Eastport; one sister, Gerry Kinney of Eastport; three brothers, John Kierstead and his wife, Gert, of Quinton, Va., Charles Kierstead and his wife, Inez, of Southport, N.C., and Dave Kierstead and his wife, Dot, of Portsmouth, N.H.; 12 grandchildren, Gary Craig Jr. and his wife, Amanda, of Eastport, Tammy Clark and her husband, Richard, of Eastport, Faith Cummings and her companion, Lamont Sanders, of Pleasant Point, Stacy Dickers and her husband, Seth, of Hampden, Melissa Dana of Pleasant Point, Teddy Cummings of Perry, James Daniels of Portland, Celia Cummings of Perry, Jessie Daniels of Orono, Fawn Cummings of Eastport, Michael Cummings of Perry and Matt Cummings of Eastport; five great-grandchildren, Justin Craig, Brooke “Nana’s Angel” Clark, Nevaeh Dickers, Jackson Sanders and Ike Roucy; a “sis,” Vera Barnes of Pembroke; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at Hillside Cemetery, Eastport. A celebration of her life will be held at The Pickled Herring immediately after the service. Donations in Beadie’s memory may be made to Eastport Memorial Nursing Home, 23 Boynton St., Eastport, ME 04631. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Homes, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com.

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