Marshall S. Cole
1925 ∼ 2020
Marshall S. "Skip" Cole of East Falmouth, formerly of Milton, Vermont and South Boston, Massachusetts, passed away on June 28, 2020 at the age of 94. He was the son of the late Marshall J. and Yvonne Cole, brother to the late James Cole and Robert Cole. He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Anne (Breen) Cole, son Steven Cole and his wife Ellen of Colchester, Vermont, daughter Elaine Woodward and her husband Dana of East Falmouth, Massachusetts, daughter Diane Leonard and her son James of West Roxbury, Massachusetts, son Richard Cole, his wife Jean and their daughters, Emily & Samantha of South Carolina.
Marshall led a full and adventurous life. He survived the horrendous fire at the Coconut Grove nightclub where he was working as a tap dancer that night and assisted many fellow entertainers to escape. During WWII he served on the aircraft carrier Hancock in the the South Pacific where he survived kamikaze attacks and a bout of meningitis. After the war he worked for HP Hood & Sons for many years eventually moving to Vermont to take on a territory as senior sales representative. While he lived in South Boston he became very involved in the South Boston Yacht Club where he was a Life Member. He enjoyed sailing, scuba diving, fishing, and water skiing.
A private burial will be held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Connery Ave in Bourne, Massachusetts. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to a charity of your choice.