Ann Marie Cole
COLE Ann Marie Ann Marie Cole, 94, died Thursday, June 5, 2008, at her home at the Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged. She was born in Toledo on February 19, 1914, to John A. and Elizabeth Cole. After graduating from St. Ursula Academy and Mary Manse College, she began her teaching career in 1936 at Rosary Cathedral School. She spent the following 37 years with Toledo Public Schools, working at Chase, Warren, and Elmhurst Schools, retiring in 1974. Ann Marie was loved by all who knew her. Her kindness and generosity were far reaching. Her devotion to her faith, pride in her Irish heritage, knowledge of family history, sense of humor, and appreciation of a good meal are legendary. As an active parishioner of St. Pius X Parish, Ann Marie had been a member of the Resurrection Choir and Funeral Luncheon Committee. She also volunteered at the Little Sisters of the Poor and with the Frog Ladies at Flower Hospital. A lifelong walker, she continued her exercise routine even after knee-replacement surgery at age 90. She is survived by her brother-in-law, Joseph F. Schira. Her nephews and nieces are too numerous to list. They include those of Ann Marie's deceased sisters, Mary Rita Schira, Betty McCaslin and Eileen Brittain and her brother, John Cole. The family would like to thank the caring staff at the Little Sisters of the Poor for the devotion they have shown to Ann Marie over the past three years. There will be a Memorial Mass on Saturday, June 14, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church. The family suggests those considering a memorial contribution do so to the Little Sisters of the Poor or St. Pius X Church. Arrangements by the Thomas I. Wisniewski Funeral Home (419-531-4424).

Published by The Blade on Jun. 11, 2008.
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To all of Ann's wonderful family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ann was a very special lady. We knew her as a caring, fun loving person of such strong faith. Connie and Cindy and I had an occasion last summer to visit with Ann. She was so cheerful and filled us in on some of your family members. As with most families, you are scattered, but certainly only by miles, not in your thoughts. Ann is truly a person to be celebrated and Mike and I are sorry that we cannot be there to celebrate her at mass with you. We will always remember Ann and her love of teaching, her devotion to all of her nieces and nephews as well as her zest for life. God bless! Judy and Mike Langevin
Mike and Judy Langevin
June 13, 2008
Dear Aunt Ann,

Thank-you for all you have done for your brother John's children and grandchildren. I'll always fondly remember our visits to Toledo to see you and Nanna.

Baruch dayan emet.

your niece, Debi
Deborah Cole
June 11, 2008
Dawn Myers
June 11, 2008
My name is Fred Haddad. I am the nephew of the late Catherine Haddad, who was a best friend of Ann Marie. I now live in North Carolina and received word of Ann Marie's death from my relatives in Toledo.
I have many memories of Ann Marie, too many to mention here. She was a wonderful woman- intelligent, articulate, witty, and compassionate.

She was so kind to my aunt and was accquainted with many of my family members.
I am sure her life exemplified service to youth, love of family, and devotion to God.
Please accept the condolences and prayers of my family, and may God's love be with you all.
Fred Haddad
June 11, 2008
ar dheis De' go raibh a'anam di'lis

Irish Translation :
May her faithful soul be on the right hand of God .
Mahoney Family , Massachusetts
June 11, 2008
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