Eileen Mary Cummings, 71, preceded in passing by her parents Edmund “Pop” Cummings and Cecelia “Celie” Cummings, died surrounding by family on Thursday April 1, 2021. She is survived by her 2 sons and daughters-in-law Stephen Balasko, Tina Balasko, Timmy Balasko and Bonnie Balasko, her 2 grandchildren Jacob Balasko & Nicky Balasko, and her 7 sisters Maureen Keary, Pat & Jay Schofield, Kathy McInerney, Anne Falanga, Sue Cummings, Terry Fitterer & Virginia Mitchell and Mary & Jon Valentine. She maintained ongoing contact and stayed up to date on the lives of her numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews, great nieces and great-great niece. A retired IBM programmer for over 30 years, she enjoyed the company of family and friends. With little education she excelled in her career through hard work, dedication and seizing opportunities that were presented to her. Though obstacles presented themselves repeatedly, she persevered and succeeding in everything she did. The driving force behind her vigilance in life were for the future of her children and grandchildren. She always gave credit for her achievements to the support of her large loving family and the comfort of her friends. As a family member she was always present and available. As a friend she maintained unwavering loyalty. Her humble nature and positive outlook, along with empathy toward people and situations made her easy to love. Her viewing will be held at Brandon Cremation & Funeral Services on April 9, 2021 at 5-7pm. Catholic Services will be held at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Riverview, FL on April 10,2021 at 10:30am.

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Friday, April 9, 2021

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Brandon Cremation & Funeral Services

621 N Parsons Avenue

Brandon, FL 33510

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St. Stephen Catholic Church

10118 St Stephen Circle

Riverview, FL 33579

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I have many memories of growing up together on Leslie Lane, whether it was playing “school”, playing with the pink rubber ball against the chimney in her driveway or just hanging out on the street. What a great block to grow up on.
I know she was deeply loved by her family and my prayers are with you all.
Joan Verini Babcock


I am 2 months older than Eileen so we have always kept in touch. Best “Cuz” times were when we were kids at the Cummings Parties. The 2 of us would take sips from the adults unattended glasses then run across the street giggling to her friend. We always talked about doing a road trip together when Our kids were independent. Word to all of you. Make time to do something special with your family or friend. Don’t wait. We waited too long😢 Love you & Miss you Eileen, “Cuz” Connie


Eileen will be missed by many. I was part of her Costco AND her pickleball family and it was always fun to be around her. Her upbeat personality at Costco (usually outselling the rest of us) and her fun times on the courts were nothing short of exhilarating.

On the courts, whenever we played against each other, I always said “well, atleast one Eileen will win this game”. You see, I am also named Eileen.

The 2 Eileen’s took good care of our friend Bill Jones. We both loved that man. With him, we both won every game. Bill came to pickleball with out much will to live after the passing of his dear wife. We worked together to make sure he had a new “family” after his kidney cancer, hip replacement, chemo and radiation treatments. There was no doubt, Bill died a happy man thanks to his pickleball family.

She had a way of nurturing, always doing for others even when she was not well herself. I appreciated her friendship, wish we could have had her longer.
God has a Special Angel.


I just loved this women.No one loved her family more than Eileen.I am proud to say she was my friend.Rest easy sweet lady I will miss you. Nicole Champagne


Back when I was in high school, a friend of mine (Veronica) and I both had curfews of 10:00 pm. Well, one Friday we decided we wanted a later curfew, so she told her mother she was sleeping at my house, and I told my mother I was sleeping at here house. It got to be about 2:00 am, and we were getting tired, hadn’t figured out yet where we were going to sleep. I said, “I know, my Aunt Celie and Uncle Ed are on a cruise, we can sleep on there patio,” so we peddled our bikes from Farmingdale to Massapequa. We opened up a carpet that was rolled up on the patio and slept underneath the picnic table. Early the next morning, the kitchen door opens and it’s Eileen, “Marie, what are you doing here!” UMMMM, sleeping! Anyway, Eileen was really cool about it and never told my parents.
I love you Eileen. You will be missed so very much.

Marie Cummings