Maria M. Cumming, a retired Loyola University Maryland professor who never lost her affection for her native Puerto Rico, died March 20 from complications of a stroke at Stella Maris Hospice.
The Timonium resident was 86.
Maria Mercedes Lloveras was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the daughter of Pablo Lloveras, a businessman, and Mercedes Lloveras, a homemaker.
After graduating from Academia del Perpetuo in San Juan, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in foreign languages from Barry University in Miami, Fla., in 1952. She then returned to her native city, where she taught school.
Her future husband, Allen Ross Cumming, was serving in the Canadian Navy when...