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Everett Newman Cole

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MANCHESTER -- Mr. Everett Newman Cole, 77, a resident of Lorette Avenue, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004, surrounded by his family, from lung cancer.

He was born in Jamaica Aug. 16, 1927. He was the son of the late Earl and Leola (Clayton) Cole. He received his education in Randolph.

He served in the United States Navy with the Sea Bees during World War II.

He married the former Beatrice Hodgin on July 29, 1950, in Manchester.

He spent most of his life logging and working road construction. His favorite machine to operate was a D 8.

Everett cherished mother nature’s bounty with sugaring, gardening, berry picking, especially blackberries and was passionate about world politics. He enjoyed playing cards daily with his wife and always looked forward to his annual poker game at Thanksgiving. He loved the holidays, especially Christmas and was delighted to see all of his family together.

Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Cole of Manchester; three sons Leslie “Red” Cole of Manchester, Laramie Cole and his wife Tanya of Wheatland, Wyo. and Spencer Cole and his wife Mia of Manchester; five daughters, Arlene Hodge and her husband Erwin of Londonderry, Audrey Roberts and her friend Bob of Stratton, Melanie Kent and her husband Frank of Clarendon, Maisie Kilburn and her husband Dan of Bondville and Natalie Macksey and her husband John of Arlington; 16 grandchildren, including Felicity Cole, whom he helped raise; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is predeceased by one son, Raymond E. Cole and one grandson, Laramie Cole. At the request of Mr. Cole there will be no funeral services, but his family will receive family and friends at the family home on Friday afternoon, Nov.12, from 2 to 4 p.m.

If friends desire, contributions in memory of Mr. Cole may be made to the Manchester Nursing Association through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner from Nov. 10 to Nov. 11, 2004
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