John D. Cole

September 3, 2011 

HAMMOND, N.Y.    John D. Cole, 69, of Route 37, died Saturday, Sept. 3, at his home while under the care of his family and Hospice & Palliative Care of St. Lawrence County. 

Born Jan. 21, 1942, in Antwerp, the son of the late John M. Cole and Eleanor Fredenburg Cole, he graduated in 1966 from Indian River High School. 

He entered the Army in 1966 serving as a dog handler in Germany and was honorably discharged in 1968. 

Mr. Cole worked on his family farm in Antwerp, was a meat cutter at Cunningham Meat Market, Oxbow and was a truck driver for several businesses in the area. 

He was an avid fisherman. 

Surviving besides his mother, Eleanor Cole of Theresa are six sons and two daughters-in-law, Mark and Veronica, Gouverneur, Robert and his companion, Carla Welser, Shawn and his companion, Stacey Higby and Joshua, all of Theresa, Eric, John and Sarah, all of Washington; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Lisa and Scott Morrow, Theresa, Chris and John Jewett, Hammond and Natalie Cole, Watertown; four brothers and their wives, James and Lisa and Harold and Sharon, all of Gouverneur, Philip and Jennifer, DeKalb, Paul and Kelly, Redwood; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Janice and Ronald Pugliese, FL, Alice and Brian Draper, Adams and Carol Maier, Syracuse; several grandchildren and one great grandson. 

Besides his father, a son, Joe died before him. 

Calling hours will be 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Inc., Theresa. 

A meal and gathering of friends will continue at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Oxbow Fire Hall. 

Donations may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of St. Lawrence County., 6805 U.S. Highway 11, Potsdam, NY, 13676. 

Condolences may be made online at

Information provided by Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Inc. and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.