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Eleanor Cole

Obituary for Eleanor Cole

January 29, 2021
ROCKLAND, Massachusetts


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.

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Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home

135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370
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