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Benjamin M. Cole

June 21, 2020

Benjamin M. ColeBenjamin M. Cole, 30 of Alexandria Bay, passed away unexpectedly at his home Sunday evening, June 21, 2020.

Ben was born in Watertown on May 9, 1990, son of Michael R. Cole and Teresa J. "Terry" Brennan. He was a 2008 graduate of Alexandria Central School and received his associates degree in accounting from JCC. For ten years Ben worked for Alex Bay 500 Go Karts and Subway and most recently for the town of Alexandria as recreation supervisor. He was soon to be employed by Michael Kahrs, Alexandria Bay.

He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Colon-Couch Post 821 and the Alexandria Bay Men's Golf League. Ben was a member of the Catholic church. In high school he played baseball, football and hockey and while at JCC, baseball and golf. From a young age he enjoyed playing hockey for the Thousand Islands Youth Hockey Association and continued playing until the time of his passing. Ben was also an avid golfer.

He is survived by his mother Teresa J. "Terry" Brennan, Alexandria Bay; father Michael R. Cole and fiance Laurie Bouchard, Clayton; Ben's companion, Ginny L. Doll, who is expecting their first child, Alexandria Bay; maternal grandmother Helen L. Brennan, Clayton; maternal grandfather David J. Brennan, Odin, IL; brother Michael, Rochester; brother Kristoffer Brennan (affectionately known to Ben as "Brother") and wife Billie, Los Angeles, CA; sister Lisa Turk and husband Kenny, Guilderland; his niece Cordelia Turk; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. His paternal grandparents, Earl and Linda Cole, predeceased him.

Because of the current conditions, a Celebration of Ben's Life will take place later at a date, time, and venue to be announced. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton and online condolences to Ben's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a trust for Ben and Ginny's child, made out to Watertown Savings Bank, memo line: Virginia Doll. Mailing address: Watertown Savings Bank, 4 Market St., Alexandria Bay, NY 13607.


#50 Kaela Hurteau 2020-07-10 12:03
I am so sorry for your loss.
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#49 Nancy Blais 2020-07-07 15:02
Ginny I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I will pray for all of you. May the memories that you have of Ben help comfort you during this trying time. You are in my thoughts. Nancy
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#48 Stuart Greene 2020-07-06 12:43
So sorry for your loss.
Ben worked for us at Salmon Run Mall Subway while in attendance at JCC. I enjoyed, very much, his brief time with us.
Too all of you, my condolences.
Stu Greene
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#47 Alice LaPlant 2020-07-03 09:08
I am so sorry for your loss. May you keep your fondest memories close to your heart. May they be your strength during this time. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
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#46 Jesse Ridley-Beebe 2020-07-01 00:23
I am so sorry for your loss Terry (and family). Yourself and your son have always been so kind to myself and my children.
I will never forget how patient he was with Roe. So kind.
The loss will be felt by all!!
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#45 Shawnea Hull 2020-06-30 23:00
My deepest condolences for you all and your family. I am so sorry to hear about Ben's passing. I hope you are all doing as well as you can, and find some peace some day. Ben was a great human inside and out.
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#44 Dara Balk 2020-06-30 21:01
My deepest condolences Terry, Mike, Ginny, and the rest of your dear family. This is so heartbreaking and my family is praying for you during this extremely difficult time in your lives.
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#43 Frances H. Whitmore 2020-06-30 18:45
Sincere sympathy Terry, Helen, Lisa, Kenny, Cordelia & all the loves ones, Blessings
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#42 Suellen Perez 2020-06-29 22:58
Terry and Mike So Sorry to hear about about Ben-Prayers and Heartfelt Sympathy for you both and all the Family-God Bless All
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#41 Debbie & Paul Moran 2020-06-29 18:56
Terry ~ oh so sorry to learn of your son's passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
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