John's Story

ORLAND AND WINN - John Danville Cole Sr., 89, of Orland/Winn passed away October 4, 2014 in Bangor surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 5, 1925, the son of Gilford and Lottie (Crocker) Cole of East Winn.

He enjoyed woodworking and spending time fishing at his camp on Keg Lake. He also loved his cottage on Toddy Pond. He was proud of being a WWII army veteran. He served in the US Army from Sept 1943 to Dec 1945. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

He is survived by his children, Lanny and his wife, Patricia of Winn, Donna Berry and her husband, Gene of Orland and John Jr and his wife, Roberta of Prentiss. 6 grandchildren, Timothy Cole & wife, Brooke, Jennifer Hikel & husband, EJ, Jonathan Cole & wife, Ashley, Jason Gray, Stacey Downes & husband, Chuck, Chris Cole & wife, Charity, a step-granddaughter, Cheryl Hart, 12 great-grandchildren and 3 step-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Dorothy Littlefield. He was predeceased in April, by Dorothy, his wife of 66 years. He was also predeceased by his brothers, Gilford, Robert, Glen and Daniel and his sisters, Marion Beaulieu & Mabel Stratton. Special thanks and appreciation is given to the attentive and caring staff at the Maine Veterans Home, EMMC and Dr. Bjorn and staff at the Bucksport Regional Health Center.

His funeral service will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Winn on Friday, October 10 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting your prayers and kind thoughts. Those who wish may sign an online register and leave written condolences at
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