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Gary J. Cole Sr.

October 19, 1961 ~ June 25, 2020 (age 58)


Gary J. Cole Sr., age 58, of West Haven passed away peacefully at home on June 25, 2020.  He was the loving husband of Felicita Bonilla Cole.  Gary was born in New Haven, son of the late Lawrence and Edie Marchitto Cole.  He is also survived by his children, Alicia Colbert and her husband Peter of Hamden and Gary J. Cole Jr. and his wife Kimberly of Wallingford, his grandson Salvador Flores and his brother Pasquale Cole. 

He was a machinist by trade.  He worked for various companies in the area.  Gary played in little league in West Haven and loved to ride motorcycles. He also looked out for others in need and helped them in any way that he could. In addition he always donated to local food banks and toy drives around the holidays every year. He loved Christmas and wanted to make sure that everyone had a wonderful holiday. He was a long time parishioner of St. Lawrence Church.

The hours for visitation will be Thursday from 4-7pm at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green.  His funeral process will leave the funeral home on Friday morning at 10:30 for a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Victory Church at St. John Vianney Campus, 300 Capt. Thomas Blvd. West Haven, CT.  

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July 2, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
West Haven Funeral Home
662 Savin Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516

Funeral Mass
July 3, 2020

11:00 AM
Our Lady of Victory Church
300 Captain Thomas Blvd.
West Haven, CT 06516

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