Funeral services for Jean Ann Cole, age 77 of State Hwy 11B, Nicholville, will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Holy Cross Church in Hopkinton with Rev. Alfred Fish officiating. Burial will follow the service at Mound Hill Cemetery in Nicholville.
Calling hours will be held on Monday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. at the Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop. Mrs. Cole passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at the St. Regis Nursing Home in Massena where she had been a resident since July. Arrangements are with Fox & Murray Funeral Home in Ogdensburg.
Surviving is her husband Kenneth R. Cole of Nicholville; five sons, Kenneth J. Cole and his wife Karen of Heuvelton, Joseph G. Cole and his wife Annie of St. Regis Falls, Charles P. Cole and his wife Lori of Hilton, Christopher P. Cole & his wife Sue of Heuvelton, Jeffery L. Cole and his wife Darlene of North Lawrence; two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Mary) Arcadi of St. Regis Falls, Mrs. Gregory (Molly) Caron of Winthrop; three sisters, Mrs. Richard (Mary) Barlow of Heuvelton, Mrs. Daniel (Ellen) Prosser of Webster, Mrs. Matthew (Patricia) Knox of Bedford, VA; four brothers, Joseph Durant and his wife Mary of Brunswick, GA, James Durant and his wife Judy of Helena, Paul Durant and his wife Denise of Norfolk and Arthur Premo and his wife Susan of Massena; an aunt, Shirley Lauber of Oklahoma ; 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; her mother-in-law, Catherine Cole of Tupper Lake and several nieces, nephews & cousins.
She was predeceased by her parents, George & Hazel Durant and a brother, Jerry Durant.
Jean was born on April 17, 1934 in Massena, a daughter of the late George J. & Hazel (Premo) Durant. She attended Helena Grade School and graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy in Brasher. She married Kenneth R. Cole on October 23, 1952 at the St. Patrick’s Church in Hogansburg. After the couple’s marriage, they live in Helena for three years and then moved to their present home in Nicholville in 1956. In 1970 she began working at the St. Regis Falls Central Headstart, where she worked for eight and one half years as a parent coordinator. In 1989, she became employed with the U.S. Postal Service as a rural mail carrier in North Lawrence until 1997 when she retired.
Jean was an active Holy Cross Church parishioner and Alter & Rosary Society member and an active member of TOPS NY 857 in N. Lawrence. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, crafting braided rugs, her vegetable and flower gardens, canning, collecting dolls, bird watching, the good old days of playing softball on “Molly’s Dollies” and spending time with her family.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Tri-Town Rescue Squad in Brasher, the St. Regis Nursing Home Memorial Fund in Massena or the TOPS NY 857 in North Lawrence. Online condolences can also be made online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com