Bernice J. Cole Seattle, WABernice J. Cole, 71, passed away following a long illness on Friday, February 28, 2014, at home in Seattle, WA. Born in Schenectady, Bernice was the daughter of the late Clifford and Sally (Rockenstire) Nelson. A homemaker, Bernice enjoyed singing. Besides her parents, Bernice was predeceased by one daughter, Jean Pierce; and two sisters, Ida Mae Figler and Melvina Borst. She is survived by her three children, Walter Cole Jr. (Ruth) of Schenectady, Scott Cole (Hope) of Sloansville and Wanda Smith (Kevin) of Schenectady; as well as 22 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her former husband, Walter S. Cole Sr.; and her brother-in-law, Raymond G. Cole. A visitation will be held Thursday, March 20, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bond Funeral Home, 1614 Guilderland Ave., Schenectady, NY 12306. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bernice's name to Duchenne
, 1 Marcus Blvd., Suite 203, Albany, NY 12203. To leave online condolences visit www.bond funeralhome.com.
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Mar. 18, 2014