Gregory N. Cole ~ March 13, 2012


Gregory N. Cole of Livonia, a wonderful husband, friend, musician and teacher has returned to his maker on March 13, 2012 at age 59 years. After a long and courageous battle with colon cancer, his passage was peaceful.

He so loved his family: predeceased by his father, Newell and brother, Mark. Survived by his loving wife Gwen; mother, Peggy Cole of Seneca Falls; grandaughters, Alanna & Libby; step son, Jacob (Jessica) Rothfuss of Ohio; siblings, Karen (Daniel) Greco of Waterloo, Ronald (Sue) Cole of Wilmington, DE., Kathy Cole of Seneca Falls. Many extended family members and dear friends. He would want to be remembered for his love of music and for all things “Livonia Bulldog”.

Please join his family in Celebration of his life. All are invited to call Friday 4 – 7 PM & Saturday 2 – 5 PM at Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 & 20A, 21 Big Tree St. Livonia. A Celebration of His Life Service will be held Sunday 4 PM at St. Matthew Church, Route 20A, Richmond Mills Rd. Livonia. You may honor Greg through memorial contributions to Toys for Tots, Livonia Central School, PO Box E, Livonia, NY 14487 or to the Myers Foundation, PO Box 431, Livonia, NY 14487. To send condolences or further information, please visit:


9 thoughts on “Gregory N. Cole ~ March 13, 2012

  1. To all of Greg’s family I’m deeply sorry for.your loss. I’m sorry I could not attend his services, but you have my deepest condolences. I have memories of him throughout my life, I had him him in school and he was involved with the basketball program, but moreso remember him as a very close family friend who was very supportive during/following my mothers death. He will be deeply missed by many as he touched a magnitude of lives. He truly is a Livonia legend.

  2. Three words are too many and a miilion would not be enough to honor a Livonia Legend like Mr Cole. So I will lay down two with great respect. Love and Peace

  3. You were a wonderful teacher, such a gentle soul. I will always have fond memories of you and will remain in the forefront forever. Thank you for touching my life. Rest In Peace, Mr. Cole!!!

  4. We were both saddened to read of Greg’s passing in today’s Binghamton paper. He looks like his dad! Your family has had it’s share of sadness and sorrow and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Just another reminder – among many – that each day is precious and we need to live them as though they are our last. May his memory be eternal.

  5. Our sincere condolences to the whole Cole family. Mr. Cole was a great man and a wonderful math teacher. Mr. Cole, you will always be missed by all of us and we are so grateful for the time we had with you and rest in peace until we meet again.

  6. We are so sorry to hear of Greg’s passing. We will always hold Greg close in our hearts, and celebrate his love of life and family. Please accept our heartfelt condolences, and know that we share in your loss.

    Gwen, Aunt Peggy, cousins Karen, Kathy and Ron, we will not be able to travel up from Florida for the services, but know that we are there with you.

  7. Our sincere condolences to the whole Cole family.Greg was truly everything that is the spirit of Livonia.His passion for what was great in the district;kids;sports;teaching;caring; laughing and fun.We all can appreciate what he brought to our community an we wish you all peace and strenth in dealing with your loss. Sincerely,Ron & Tracey Fugle family

  8. So sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Cole. He was a very kind man with a huge heart and a great friend to my parents Anne and Ed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  9. You were a wonderful man. Always made us laugh in Math class. You had a very kind spirit and compassion like no other. You taught so much to so many people. We are grateful for the time we had with you. Say hello to my Mother for me. Rest in Peace, Mr. Cole. For now, Michelle.

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