2018-04-06 / Obituaries

Jeffrey Cole

Jeffrey Cole, 64, of Kennebunk, longtime president of the Cole Harrison Agency in Kennebunk and active community member, died suddenly March 31, 2018 in Kennebunk.

Jeff was born in Portland, Feb. 11, 1954, the son of Charles E. and Nancy Dakin Cole, and is a 1972 graduate of Berwick Academy and received his bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Maine in 1976.

Joining the family firm in 1980, he became the fifth generation to work for the firm, becoming president of the Cole Harrison Agency in 2001.

Active in his community, Jeff was a member and served as a trustee of South Congregational Church in Kennebunkport, was a longtime member of both the Kennebunkport Volunteer Fire Department and Kennebunk Fire Rescue, served as an RSU 21 school board member, served on the board of the Kennebunk Free Library, was a longtime member of the Arundel Yacht Club, the Kennebunk Fire Society, volunteered in many youth programs as his children grew up in Kennebunk, and has served on board of directors for the Brick Store Museum and Youth Education In Sports Foundation.

Along with his wife, Kim, he founded Kennebunk Beach Triathlon Club and was also in training to compete in upcoming marathons and triathlons. Jeff also enjoyed and was an accomplished hunter and fisherman.

Survivors include his wife Kim Cole, a son, Ben Cole, and a daughter Rachel Cole Weiss, all of Kennebunk, two brothers, Steven W. Cole of Rye, New Hampshire, and Joseph T. Cole of Sorrento, Florida.

Visiting hours were scheduled for 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2018 at South Congregational Church, 2 North St., Kennebunkport with the Rev. Charles Whiston officiating. Interment will be later in the spring in Hope Cemetery, Kennebunk.

As a cancer survivor, the family encourages memorial contributions to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 98018, Washington, D.C. 20090, http;//donate.lls.org/donate – in Jeff’s memory.

To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Jeff’s Book of Memories Page at www.bibberfuneral.com.

Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, Kennebunk.

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