Eleanor Cole

  • Died: January 29, 2021
  • Location: ROCKLAND, Massachusetts

Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home

135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370

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Tel. (781) 878-1775

Tribute & Message From The Family


Born in South Boston June 13, 1929 to the parents of Thomas and Adeline (Silva) Lannan. She was married to the late John J. Cole, Jr. She lived in Jamica Plain for 9 years before moving to Rockland in 1961.

Eleanor worked at the North River Collaborative for 18 years with special needs students. She also worked for the Rockland Public Schools until her retirement in 1999. Eleanor was a member of the Young Mothers Social Club and served a term as President. She was a member of the Holy Family Mothers Club. In addition, she served on the executive board for the Holy Family Defenders, and was a quartermaster for 18 years. She served on the board for the Rockland Council of Ages and a member of the Golden Ages and Friends of the Seniors.

She was the proud mother of 5 children, 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Brian and his wife Pam of Hanson, Thomas of Plymouth, Daniel and his wife Lavern of Davie Florida, Maura (Cole) Cronin and her husband Ronald of South Weymouth and Kevin and his wife Tina of Readville. Sister of the late Margaret Barry of Brockton, Adelaide Lockney of Bridgewater, Marion Egersheim and her husband Paul and Rosemary Mockler and her husband Jack of Ocala Florida.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her memory to the Rockland Food Pantry.

Due to Covid-19, her services will be private but live-streamed for viewers via the Magoun-Biggins web page. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm so sorry to learn of Eleanor's passing. She was a beautiful person inside and out, a fellow paraprofessional in the ROCKLAND schools. A long ago memory I have when we lived next door to John and Stella was having pie and conversation with them and their good friend Eleanor.

Posted by Maureen Clark - ROCKLAND, MA - Friend   February 27, 2021

My deepest sympathies to the Cole family. I worked with Eleanor at the North River Collaborative and the Rockland Schools. She was a kind, generous, and helpful colleague who cared deeply for the children she worked with.

Posted by Joyce Hagan - North Weymouth, MA - Friend   February 13, 2021

Sending my deepest sympathies to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Keep your beautiful memories of her close during those difficult times.

Posted by Donna Slonina - Abington, MA - Coworker   February 11, 2021

Our deepest sympathies to you and your whole family. We are so sorry about your Moms passing. If we can help in anyway at this time please let us know. Lovingly The Mackenzie Family.

Posted by Renae Mackenzie - Weymouth, MA - Neighbor   February 10, 2021

Eleanor was the first person that i met when I moved to Rockland in the early 70s. She was an awesome neighbor on Linwood terrace. She was an awesome lady. Rest in peace. Love Margie McDonald RN

Posted by marjorie mcdonald - rockland, MA - Friend   February 07, 2021

So sorry for the your loss of your mom, so many great memories.

Posted by Janet Griswold - Jacksonville, FL - Friend   February 07, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Ellie's passing. She and I worked at Jefferson and immediately became friends. Her kindness was deeply appreciated. What was amazing is she and my mom Shirley Marshall became special friends in the past years. They sure had some wonderful times. She is in my heart and will be greatly missed.

Posted by Brenda Folsom - Rockland, MA - Friend   February 07, 2021

Sending hugs and prayers. Praying Gods Peace to all, Carolyn and Phil Giordano

Posted by Carolyn Giordano - Brockton, MA - Friend   February 05, 2021

I am so sorry to hear on Eleanor's passing. She was such a beautiful lady. She is surely in heaven with Uncle Tom and Bedina.

Posted by Rosemary Jaromin - HINGHAM, MA - Family   February 04, 2021

We so enjoyed Eleanor! She always had a smile on her face. She took care of our dog. Chloe, while we worked or entertained and they both enjoyed each other's company. She was a wonderful lady! So sorry for her family's loss. Jack and Carol McGrath

Posted by Jack and Carol McGrath - Hanover, MA - Friend   February 04, 2021

Eleanor was a beautiful lady. She will be missed by all who knew her. Sincere Regards to her family
Sal and Eileen Cina

Posted by Eileen & Sal Cina - Rockland, MA - Friend   February 04, 2021

Hearfelt condolences to the Cole family for their terrible loss. We loved Eleanor very much and will miss her kindness, generosity and common sense. She always had a smile ready when she greeted you and words of wisdom to impart. She is now with her beloved husband Jack and we know she'll be watching over all of you. ❤❤❤

Posted by David and Ellen Garofalo - Rockland, MA - Family Friend   February 04, 2021

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to the Cole Family im sorry for your loss I was a student in the Rockland public school and Eleanor was a Teachers Aid at the Time and as a Student Helped me along the way and I always saw her at the 4 pm mass on Saturday may she now be resting in the loving arms of God .

Posted by Ryan Burnieika - Rockland, MA - Student   February 04, 2021

A great lady has left us-I knew her from the rockland H.S. where we both worked-she was so much fun and always had a happy smile-I also knew her at the rockland senior center-rest in sweet peace my friend

Posted by dee chaplin - rockland, MA - Coworker   February 03, 2021

I WAS VERY HEARTBROKEN TO HEAR OF MY SWEET AUNTIES FIGHT HAD COME TO AN END, AS IM SURE ANYONE WHO KNEW HER, FELT THE SAME. IM PRAYING GODS PEACE COMES TO ALL MY COLE COUSINS AND THIER FAMILIES. SHE WILL BE MISSED. LOVE AND PEACE TO ALL.

Posted by KEVIN MCCARTHY - BILLINGS, MT - Family   February 03, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Cole family, we will miss you so very much. She was a wonderful, caring friend, loving mother and a great auntie. We are saddened by the news. We will LOVE you always. In our hearts forever.


Love from
Rosemary, Jac, Paul, Robert and Susan

Posted by Susan Yocom - Ocala, FL - Family   February 03, 2021

I'm so sorry to see this. Eleanor and I worked together at North River Collaborative for many years. She cared so much for the students and was so much fun to be with. She was also active in the community and I never saw her without a smile on her face. She will be missed by many

Posted by Janet Canb - Rockland, MA - Friend   February 03, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Eleanor was such a special lady. She took good care of us. She was caring and supportive and stern when she needed to be. And she had such a great sense of humor. I can still hear her laugh!

Posted by Susan (Peckham) MacNeil - SPENCER, MA - Family Friend   February 03, 2021

I'm soo sorry for your loss. She was a lovely lady, and I remember her very fondly. I'm happy to know that she lived such a long & happy life. Kisses & Huggzz to all of you. ❤

Posted by Linda Griswold Pierle - Indialantic, FL - Family Friend   February 02, 2021

Eleanor and I worked together in my classroom for many years. Her warmth and great sense of humor made her a favorite with all the students she helped. I was very lucky and blessed to know her.

Posted by Susan Whittaker (Hansen) - Carver, MA - Coworker   February 02, 2021

Remembering the days with the "Defenders". May your family find comfort in remembering the good times with family and friends.

Posted by Barbara (Glenn) Blanchard - Rochester, MA, MA   February 02, 2021

Sorry for your loss. I'll always remember babysitting for you all while your parents went out with mine (Bob and Hazel Fraher). Our fathers met while working at Standard Uniform! My thoughts and prayers are with you ❤

Posted by Sheila Fraher - Rockland, MA - Family Friend   February 02, 2021

I and Michael are so sorry for your loss. Nan was a beautiful lady and I am most grateful to have had her in my life for many years. I look forward to dancing with her on the streets of gold in heaven! May God comfort her beautiful children and family as her loss is grieved. Love you Nan! - Yvette

Posted by Yvette Apodaca-Langley - Cary, NC - Friend   February 02, 2021


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