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Carl "Gene" Cole Jr.

Carl Cole, Jr.

BERWICK, Maine - Carl "Gene" Cole, Jr., age 82, of Merriam Street, passed away Monday, November 18, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born in North Berwick, the son of Carl E. and Fannie Mae (Rose) Cole. He married Althea Mathews and they devoted their lives to raising a family. Gene was a welder at Hussey Seating Company in North Berwick for 42 years and served as a volunteer fireman for 22 years with the William Hill Engine Company in North Berwick. After his retirement Gene worked for the Town of Berwick at the Highway Department as well as the Transfer Station.

Gene was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying camping, hunting and fishing, but mostly he loved his family which was the center of his life.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Althea (Mathews) Cole of Berwick, son Brian Cole and wife Kristen of North Berwick; 3 daughters, Kathleen Lovejoy and husband Larry of South Berwick, Darlene Welch and husband Mark of Arundel and Jolene Colwell and husband Kevin of Lebanon, a sister, Irene Haskell of North Berwick and her family, 10 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 1 p.m. in the Evergreen Cemetery, Berwick, Maine. Friends who wish may contribute to the North Berwick Fire Dept. P.O. Box 230, North Berwick, Maine 03906. Arrangements are in the care of the Johnson Funeral Home, North Berwick, Maine. Condolences may be expressed at www.JohnsonFuneralHomeME.com.

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Published in Fosters from Nov. 20 to Nov. 23, 2013
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