Charlotte W. Cole
Charlotte Winetta Cole died October 14 at Norway Center for Health and Rehabilitation. She was born in Greenwood on August 04, 1922 the daughter of Lester Wilbur Cole and Carrie Winetta Dunham Cole. She graduated from Greenwood Center School, known as Shadagee School. Charlotte became employed at E.L Tebbets in Locke Mills in 1941 to be later owned by EKCO where she worked for over 40 years.
Charlotte was a caregiver to her parents for many years before moving to her home overlooking Twitchell Pond. She was a member of the Franklin Grange for 65 years, where she held many officer chairs and also belonged to the State Grange. She was a member of the Locke Mills Union Church, it’s Lady’s Circle and the Community Club. Charlotte sang and played the guitar and was called upon at family gatherings and wherever she was needed to entertain. She enjoyed dancing, gardening, fishing, playing cards, checkers and dominoes. Charlotte was especially well known for her baking and always made more than she needed so she could give it away. She enjoyed spending time with her wide circle of relatives and friends.
Charlotte was a strong, hard working, dedicated woman. It was so sad to see her slip away with dementia. She was slowly losing the life that she loved. Charlotte is survived by her sister, Lillian Noyes, brothers Irving Cole and his wife Hazel, Daniel Cole and his wife Diana, Elwin Cole and his wife Shirley and Burton Cole and his wife Dennise and many nieces and nephews that she held dear to her heart. She was predeceased by her parents Lester and Carrie “Netta” Cole, her special auntie Vera Cross, her brother, Herschel Cole. Sr., her nephews Herschel, Jr. and David Cole and her great-nephew Jordan Cole.
Special thanks to the staff of Norway Center for Health and Rehabilitation and Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, where Charlotte spent the last years of her life. And a special thank you to the parishioners of Locke Mills Union Church that spent countless hours visiting with Charlotte. Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.chandlerfunerals.com
A funeral mass will be held at the Locke Mills Union Church on Saturday October 19 at 10a.m. followed by burial at Hicks Cemetery in Greenwood. Family and friends may attend visitation on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Andrews Chapel, 64 Andrews Road, Bryant Pond. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association at 383 US Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074 or to the Locke Mills Union Church.