Benjamin Cole

Benjamin Franklin Cole

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Benjamin Franklin Cole, 74, a life-long Beacon resident passed away peacefully on June 2, 2020 at the Montgomery Nursing Home in Montgomery, NY. He was born on November 28, 1945 in Beacon, NY, son of the late Donald Clayton Cole and Josephine Marion (Melius) Cole.

Benjamin served his country in the United States Army from 1963-1966 during the Vietnam War, and was honorably discharged for his service.

On August 28th, 1983 in Beacon, NY, he married Linda L. Crum, who survives him at home and she will forever miss her Teddy Bear.

He worked for many years as a mechanic at Mid-Hudson Auto Wreckers, and later years as a sanitation worker for Herring Sanitation Services in Wappingers Falls, NY, until he retired.

Along with his wife of 36 years, Benjamin is survived by his six children: Benjamin-Sean Cole, Donald Secor, Triscia Maston, Melanie Cole, Tiffany Cole and Paul Cole; and his 18 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

He was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and a kind soul. He was a big comedian and found the humor in every situation good or bad. He was the type of man who would make friends anywhere he went and was always willing to help when he could. His laugh could light up room at the darkest of times.

His Family will gather for a private viewing on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at the LIBBY FUNERAL HOME, 55 Teller Avenue, Beacon, where at 10:00AM a Military Honors Service will be rendered by the United States Army Honor Guard, followed by a private cremation.

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  • Service

    Saturday, June 6th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, June 6th, 2020 10:00am
    Private Gathering of Family & Friends
    BEACON, NY 12508
    "In light of the recent worldwide occurrences dealing with the outbreak of COVID-19, IMMEDIATE FAMILY & FRIENDS are invited to gather at 10AM for Military Honors outside the funeral home before departing for a private cremation.
    United States Army Honor Guard
    Immediate Family/Friend Only
  • Interment

    Private Cremation - Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery
    342 South Road
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Gail Werkheiser

Posted at 10:07am
Benny and Linda and family and me my kids have been friends/family for 30 years. They are a big part of family. I love them dearly. Benny gave me my CB name Nightinggale, cause at the time I didn't have phone. And this was how we got a hold of each other. His jokes were hilarious. He always called me shorty, short stuff, or short sh. When I lived in Beacon, Linda and I were always together. I love this family with my whole heart. Benny will be greatly missed. Condolences to all of the family. I love you all

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Posted at 04:54pm
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Rose Marie Proctor

Posted at 12:30pm
I can't remember when I met Benny.... He was about 4 and I was brand new... He & I shared an Uncle... His mother's brother and my Aunt's husband... We enjoyed many adventures with our other shared cousins in the hamlet of Hopewell Junction.. Many memories and a thankful heart that he came my way & would could b family... Know that you all are only a thought and a prayer away.. B safe.. Remain Blessed.... Rose Marie (O'Meara} Proctor...

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Posted at 07:34am
Donovan, we are sorry for the loss of your grandfather. Your friends at Living Essentials Distribution Center.
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