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Janeth R. Cole

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Woodstock - Janeth R. Cole, 86, of East Woodstock, passed away on Friday, March 4, 2011, at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London.

Janeth was born Dec. 22, 1924, in Worcester, Mass., daughter of Henry and Elsie (Mead) McIntosh.

She was a student nurse at Worcester Memorial Hospital where she met the love of her life, Henry B. Cole, whom she married on June 1, 1946 in her hometown. They renewed their vows on Valentine's Day 2011 to celebrate their upcoming 65th wedding anniversary. Henry and Janeth made their home in Woodstock for over 64 years.

She was a gifted and talented musician, and as a former member of the East Woodstock Congregational Church, she served as a substitute organist and pianist for many years. She was active with both the Ladies Benevolent Society and the Betty Putnam Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She volunteered her time for many years in the Woodstock area helping children with learning disabilities. Janeth was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She leaves in addition to her loving husband, Henry; her daughters, Constance Lovell of Waterford and Lauren DeHerrera of Chandler, Ariz.; as well as her grandchildren, Sheri Barclay, Pamela Rowe, Mark DeHerrera, Christopher DeHerrera, Ryan DeHerrera; and six great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a sister, Alyson Desaulniers.

A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011, at the East Woodstock Congregational Church, 220 Woodstock Road, East Woodstock. Spring burial will be in Elmvale Cemetery, Woodstock.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory may be made to the Betty Putnam Chapter of the OES, 295 Valentine Road, Pomfret Center CT 06259.

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Published in The Day on Mar. 8, 2011