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Obituary of Donna M. Cole


Donna M. Cole, 55 of Allen Dr., Cortland, passed away July 22, 2019 at home surrounded by her family, following a long, courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Donna was born June 6, 1964 in Providence, Rhode Island a daughter of Richard and Ellen Willson Fagan.

Donna had been a longtime resident of the area. She grew up in Dryden and graduated from Dryden High School and TC3. Donna settled in Cortland where she raised her family. Donna was always known for her laughter and warm heart by everyone she touched. She loved spending time with family and friends, enjoying holidays together, celebrating family events, summer cookouts, family vacations, and nights at home playing games and having a laugh. Donna was famous for showing up with enough food and goodies to feed an army whenever she arrived at any gathering.

Donna is survived by her parents Richard and Ellen Fagan of Dryden, her partner Charles Rowe, her children;

Matthew (Charity) Cole, Tanya (Brendan) Delaney and Jason (Holly) Stillman. Her sister and brothers; Deborah

(Mark) Goehring, Michael Fagan and Christopher (Gayle) Fagan. Her grandchildren; Christian, Ava, Camdyn, Bryna, Audrey and Delilah. Her extended family; Don and Donna Sauer, and Daniel and Marie Delaney. And her many beloved pets.

A Funeral service will be held on Friday at 10:30 AM at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave,

Cortland. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland. Friends are invited to call on Thursday from 4:00-6:00 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, Donna requested donations be made to the Cortland County SPCA, 879 McLean Rd., Cortland, NY, 13045.

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