Evan J. Cole
February 27, 1957 - November 20, 2021
Friends and family may call on Friday, December 3, 2021 from 3 - 5 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak Street., in Alfred where military honors we be held at 4:00 p.m. followed by a time of remembrance beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Evan J. Cole, 64, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed peacefully on November 20, 2021 with his family at his side and in the care of the dedicated staff at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough after an 18 year long courageous battle with various cancers.
Evan was born in Lynn, Massachusetts on February 27, 1957, the son of Daniel and Beatrice (Wolfe) Cole. He grew up in Lynn, MA and graduated from Lynn English High School in 1975. Following graduation, Evan enlisted into the US Air Force where he served six years and held the rank of Staff Sergeant.
In 1978, while out with a group of friends during the height of the Disco days, he met his future wife, Nancy Moore. A year later, they were married and moved to Tewksbury, MA. They welcomed into their home and hearts daughter Julianne and son Andrew. It was during this time that Evan received his degree from Salem State College and went on to become a well-respected CPA.
He worked for 25 years as CFO and ended his career at Newport Construction in Nashua, NH. Evan also worked 40 years at his own accounting business and was delighted when his daughter followed in her dad’s footsteps.
In 2001, the family moved to his favorite place on beautiful Lake Sokokis in Limerick, Maine. Evan could “work in his office” while floating in the sunshine on the lake! He felt blessed having his family living close by and creating memories that would include his grandchildren. Evan loved water skiing on the lake and snowmobiling through the woods and trails. During the summer months the golf cart became his main transportation, and he was a passionate tennis player. Evan watched without fail, the US Open and other tennis tournaments.
Evan was the president of the Sokokis Lake Association for five years and enjoyed driving the ski boat for the Sokokis Lake Ski Team. Evan was affectionately knowns as “Guggi” or “Gug” from his grandchildren with Nancy being their “Bam.” For special holidays, the infamous “Huffchuff” – fried dough would be made with a healthy dose of maple syrup poured on top. Each August, Evan rated corn on the cob with colorful descriptions and stats! On the Fourth of July you could count on their annual lobster feast.
Evan’s hobbies included making wooden signs and was the family handy man/jack of all trades. He and his wife were a team; she was the decorator and together they designed and built a few homes in the area. Evan possessed a keen mind and was interested in the advancement and achievements with NASA and the Space Shuttle missions.
Evan’s motto in life was, “One Day at a Time” – with his many health challenges, he never wavered in his faith, love for his family and the many kindnesses shown to him by his wonderful caregivers.
Evan’s life was a gift and blessing to his family and friends. We will treasure the wonderful memories and you will never be forgotten. Be at peace and know you will continue to be our shining star watching over us.
Evan is lovingly survived by his wife of 42 years, Nancy Cole of Limerick; daughter Julianne McLean and husband James of Limerick; and son Andrew Cole and wife Megan of Pelham, NH; three darling grandchildren, Mackenzie, Keira, and Quinn McLean. And two brothers, Daniel Cole and wife Kim of Limerick; Mitch Cole and wife Denise of Peabody, MA; with two nephews Chris and Jack Cole; two sisters-in-law, Susan Mann and husband Alan and Linda Mann and husband Jamie, both of Tewksbury, MA; nieces and nephews with their families, Lauren Washburn and husband Brad and their two daughters, Derek Mann and wife Amanda and their two sons, Jason Mann and wife Jenn and their two daughters and son.
Family and friends may call on Friday, December 3, 2021 from 3 – 5 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., in Alfred where military honors will be at 4 p.m. followed by a time of remembrance beginning at 4:30 p.m.
We kindly ask that you wear a mask during your time visiting with the family.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) – New England, P.O. Box 22471, New York, NY 10087 or the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Rd., Scarborough, ME 04074.
The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.