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Paula M Cole

April 13, 1945 - April 20, 2020

Service Date:

Due to the current health crisis, graveside services will be private in the Fairview
Memorial Park, Elmhurst by Rev. Stephen Stavoy. A memorial Mass may be planned in the
future. 

Paula Marie Cole of Hamlin passed away Monday in the Geisinger Community Medical Center
after being stricken ill.  She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Clay O. Cole.

Born 1945 in Holyoke, Mass she was the daughter of the late John and Dorothy Crimi Whalen.
She was employed as a jewelry box maker at the Universal Jewelry Company in Massachusetts.
Prior to her retirement, she worked at Katie’s Restaurant in Hamlin.

She was a devoted member of the St Thomas More St Mary Parish Community.  Aside from
being a catechism teacher and greeter, she was a longstanding member of the Altar and
Rosary Society and the  Bible study group.  When her children were young, she volunteered 
with the Girl Scouts of America. She enjoyed arts and crafts as well as spending time with

her friends and family.

Also surviving are daughters Christine M. Cole and companion Jack Quinn and Linda E. Wall and husband Dan;  sisters Kathy Maier and Laura Broudeur;  brothers Michael and David Whalen; grandchildren Courtney and husband Tim Vankosky, Alexander and fiance Tori, and Kara; as well as several nieces and nephews. 

She was also preceded in death by brothers Steven and Kevin Whalen.

Due to the current health crisis, graveside services will be private in the Fairview
Memorial Park, Elmhurst by Rev. Stephen Stavoy. A memorial Mass may be planned in the
future. 

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