Jan. 26, 1936 Middlebury Addison County Vermont, USA
Nov. 9, 2013 Middlebury Addison County Vermont, USA
William F. Cole 77, of Ripton died on Saturday November 09, 2013 at Porter Hospital following a long illness.
He was born on January 26, 1936 in Middlebury, VT the son of the late Francis and Pauline (Preston) Cole.
He is a 1953 graduate of Middlebury High School and a veteran of the Korean War as an Airman in the United States Air Force. He worked for many years as a production worker at Simmonds Precision. He enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, baseball, football and made many great memories fishing with his sons. He was a member of the American Legion Post 27, VFW and the Ripton Firefighter's Association.
He is survived by his companion of 24 years, Dorothy Gelinas, his sons; Mark Cole of South Burlington and Michael Cole of Chelmsford, MA. He is survived by his daughter Kathleen Cole of Orlando ,FL. Grandsons; Ross and Mitchell Cole of Acton, MA. Also surviving are two sisters; Barbara Smith and her husband John of Shelburne, VT and Patricia Conner of Kalispell, MT. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Cole and sisters; Virginia Edson and Jean Anne Carter.
Funeral Services will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home.