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William G. (Bill) Cole
February 4, 1934 ~ August 19, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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William G. (Bill) Cole, 89, passed away Saturday, August 19, 2023 at Greenfield Rehabilitation and Nursing.
Bill was born February 4, 1934 in Somerville, MA to George and Florence (Jones) Cole.
In October 1951 Bill joined the Air Force and served his country for four years as a Remington Raider. After his service he settled in Western Mass which he then called home.
During his early years Bill had various jobs while supporting his family of five children but then in 1983 he graduated from Norwich University.
From there Bill started the most rewarding part of his journey while he taught at the Sanderson school and the Hawlemont school. He then worked for many years at MSPCC and ended his work life at the ARC in Turners Falls.
Bill was a very active member of the Charlemont Senior Center later in life and especially enjoyed the trips to Pete’s Seafood.
Bill will be missed by his children; Jan (Paul) Morin and Ron (Tracy) Cole of Shelburne Falls, Chris (Jodi-Ann) Cole of Orange, Doug (Rose) Cole of Colrain and Theresa Byrd (Elisa Stokowski) of Warren. He leaves grandchildren Becky Jefferson, Jamie Jefferson, Michael Cole, Christopher Cole, Jenna Byrd and seven great grandchildren. He will be especially missed by his very loved and extremely spoiled cat Pablo.
Services will take place THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, beginning with a visiting hour at 10 am followed by the funeral at 11:00 am. Burial services with Military Honors will immediately follow in Arms Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dakin Humane Society, PO Box 6307, Springfield, MA 01101 or online at www.dakinhumane.org