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Aylene S. Cole


Funeral services for Aylene S. Cole, age 89 of Park Street in Ogdensburg will be held on Monday (Jan 27, 2014) at 10:00am at Notre Dame Church with Rev. F. James Shurtleff officiating. Burial will be in the spring at Notre Dame Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 4:00-7:00pm at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home. Mrs. Cole passed away at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center on Friday (Jan 24, 2014) surrounded by her loving family.

She is survived by two daughters; Mrs. James (Marsha) Hough, Mrs. Thomas (Melanie) Cobb; two sons Michael Cole, Kevin (Renee’) Cole; a sister Mrs. Edmund (Sonya) Barr all of Ogdensburg; seven grandchildren Matthew & Jeffery Hough, Mrs. Aaron (Jillian Hough) Gilmour, Mrs. Trent (Kristin Cobb) Worden, Mrs. Trevor (Jennifer Cole) Woods, Nicholas Cobb (Crystal McElwain), and Jocelyn Cole; thirteen great-grandchildren Mattilynne, Riley, Seth, Ethan and Kaitlyn Hough; Bailey and Ashton Gilmour; Alex and Peyton Worden; Brooke Cobb; Paige Carbino, Cole and Kalli Woods, as well asseveral nieces, nephews & cousins.

Her husband Kenneth M. Cole and her brother George Sovie Jr. predeceased her.

Aylene was born on November 12, 1924 in Ogdensburg, NY a daughter of the late George & Stella (Smith) Sovie. She graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1942 and married Kenneth M. Cole on April 30, 1949 at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Rev. Coseo officiating.

During her career she worked as a medical secretary for the St. Lawrence County Lab in Massena and the A. Barton Hepburn Hospital lab until her retirement in 1980.

Affectionately known as Nana by her family, all their friends and their children Aylene Cole epitomized all that a mother and grandmother should be. She loved cooking and baking and was sure to send along a plate of “something” to anyone who was family, visiting, ill, did a kindness for her, or was just a recipient of one of her holiday cookie/candy trays. Christmas was her favorite time of year and she was tireless in her efforts to find just the right gift for everyone. Nana loved camping on the St. Lawrence River and she enjoyed that time with her family for 61 years at the family camp on Perry Road. She especially loved vacationing with her husband, Kenny and their dear friends Art and Helene Spriggs; nothing was more exciting than seeing the four of them take off on a trip to Florida, or to Saratoga to the race track. Nana will be dearly missed by family, friends and former co-workers but we take great solace in knowing she is with her devoted Kenny again.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Ogdensburg Boys & Girls Club, 610 Patterson St, Ogdensburg, NY 13669 or Fort LaPresentation , P.O. Box 1749, Ogdensburg, NY. Condolences can also be shared online at

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