BANGOR – Stephen P. Cole, 59, died Sept. 20, 2013, at a Bangor hospital. He was born Oct. 19, 1953, in Washburn, the son of Gerald and Eleanor (Porter) Cole.
Stephen graduated from Washburn High School, class of 72. He was a partner of the Charles R. Dubay, Company and owner of Pensotti North America. Stephen enjoyed his hobbies of Nascar Racing, and snowmobiling, but he loved spending time with family and friends and especially going to his grandsons football games and his granddaughters dance recitals. He was a member of the St. Alderman Commandery No. 17, of Houlton and the Anah Shriners of Bangor. Stephen was on the Board of Directors and a member of the Maine Oil Dealers Association.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two brothers, Milford and Charles Cole. Stephen is survived by his wife of 33 years, Suzanne (LeVasseur) Cole; daughter Heather Cole; two stepsons, Monte Billings and his wife, Shirley, and Michael Tompkins and his wife, Deedee; stepdaughter, Marcia Raymond; grandchildren, Tyler Raymond and his wife, Amy, and Micah Raymond and his fiancée, Sheila Toomey, Ashley Nute and her husband, Adam, Adams Billings, and Quinn and Cole Tompkins; three great-grandchildren; and many friends from all over the State of Maine.
Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Brookings-Smith 133 Center St., Bangor, where relatives and friends are invited to a Masonic Memorial Service at 7 p.m. Tuesday, conducted by the officers and members of the Rising Virtue Lodge No. 10 of Bangor. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, with the Rev. Garnett Chute, pastor of the Hermon Baptist Church, officiating. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St., Bangor, immediately following the service on Wednesday. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.