HELENA -- After a short and courageous battle with cancer, Craig R. “Pean” Cole, 62, of North Road, passed away Wednesday evening, Aug. 15, 2018 at his home with the love and support of his family at his side.
Craig was born April 5, 1956 in Massena, the son of the late Arthur C. “Junior” and Hope (Hampton) Cole and attended St. Lawrence Central schools. On May 29, 1976, he married Susan Tourville in Ellenburg.
He was a heavy equipment operator with Operators Engineers Local 545 in Syracuse and loved to move dirt, retiring in 2013. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding his Rhino. He cherished the time he spent with his friends and family, especially his grandson and pride and joy, Niko.
Craig is survived by his loving wife, Susan Cole; his daughter, Amy Cole Jacques and her husband, Ryan; his only grandson, Niko “Papa’s Boy”; his brother, Alan Cole of Helena; his sister, Beth Cole and her companion, Bill White of Massena; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father, Arthur on April 25, 2004; his mother, Hope on Jan. 30, 2018; his brother, Kevin T. Cole on Sept. 13, 1981 and Jody A. Cole on Nov. 13, 2010.
Friends may call Saturday, Aug. 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where funeral services will be held at 4 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.
Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.donaldsonfh.com