- Patricia Anita Cole, 90, died peacefully February 17, 2017, at a Bangor hospital with family by her side. She was born February 14, 1927, in Old Town, a daughter of Edward Sr. and Eva (Hilchey) Provost.
Patricia was the epitome of unconditional love, always through her words and actions. She was an accomplished acrylic artist and taught for the Old Town Art Society and went to area nursing homes and taught residents. Music was also a huge part of her life and she loved to sign, play piano and dance. When she was little, she was an accomplished tap dancer. She valued her family above all else and her children will always be "her babies." She was very active with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren's lives. He home was the gathering place during all the holiday festivities, and she seemed to make all the times together special. Over the years, she has rescued many animals and was an active supporter of the Old Town Animal Orphanage. She was known to say "never turn away a stray" on many occasions. For many years, she was active in the Penobscot and Brooksville Churches with her husband, Rev. Lawrence Cole.
She is survived by five children, Sheila Ranks and her husband, Michael, of Melbourne, FL, Terry Willette and her husband, David, of Eddington, Kathy Smickle and her husband, Kevin, of Brewer, Glenn Porter and his wife, Laurel, of Warren and Chris Porter and his wife, Janice, of Orono; six grandchildren, Jason Mitchell and his wife, Stacie, Jill Mitchell, James Smickle, Nathan Smickle, Samuel Porter and Wyatt Porter; five great-grandchildren, Dylan Dewley, Cameron Mitchell, Eva MacDougall, Nicole MacDougall and Brea Smickle; a brother, Edward Provost Jr.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence Cole; and two sisters, Irene McGee and Elizabeth Paradis.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday at Parish of the Resurrection, Holy Family Church, Old Town. Immediately following the Mass, all are invited to the Parish Hall for a light luncheon and continued fellowship. Spring burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Old Town. Memorial contributions may be made to the Old Town Animal Orphanage, P.O. Box 565. Orono, ME 04473.
Published on  February 21, 2017