Virgil E. Cole


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Medway - Virgil E. Cole, 71, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019 at his home. He was born June 20, 1947 in Medway, the son of Benjamin W. and Rebecca M. (York) Cole.

Virgil grew up in Medway, and was a graduate of Schenck High School. After high school he served in the Air Force for four years. Virgil was a machinist at the Great Northern Paper Mill in East Millinocket for 22 years. He was an avid hunting and fishing enthusiast. Virgil also enjoyed traveling with his significant other of 42 years, Julia McLellan, having made several trips to Florida, The Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and also to Newfoundland.

He was a forgiving soul, he loved his family, and he appreciated all friends and family that visited him.

Toward the end of his life, his interests really changed and he mentioned to his significant other Julia, her daughter Debbie, his mother Rebecca, his sister Sara, that he was ready to meet the Lord. He became more aware of his personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. His was avid reader of the Bible. He enjoyed discussions of it with his sister, Sara and mother, Rebecca, several times throughout the last nine years of his life.

In addition to his mother, Virgil is survived by his siblings, Greg Cole and his wife Megan of Millinocket, Tim Cole and his wife Katie, Sara Cole, all of Medway; his partner of 42 years, Julia McLellan of East Millinocket; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his father.

Graveside services, with military honors, will be held 11 A.M. Friday, June 7 at the Grindstone Road Cemetery, Medway, with Rev. Kendall Sperrey officiating. Gifts in memory of Virgil may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215. Arrangements are by Lamson Funeral Home, Millinocket. Messages of condolence may be expressed at
Published on June 5, 2019
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Sheryl Badger
Jun 04, 2019
RIP Virgil you was in our life for along time and still was sending my prayers and thought to your mom and family and mom she going to be So lost without u Debbie and me was looking in your bible out came this picture of you and me it was such a long time ago I didn't even Renner that picture