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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.


#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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#40 Shelley Skelly 2020-06-29 17:02
Very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Although there are no words of expression to comfort you at this time, you are a strong person Ginny and in time your strength will guide you through.
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#39 Tracy Megan 2020-06-29 15:25
Dear Mike,
I was so saddened to hear the loss of your son Ben. My heart breaks for you and your family. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.
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#38 Angie Clark 2020-06-28 19:31
My deepest and sincerest sympathies are with you and your family during this heartbreaking time. In my thoughts and prayers always
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#37 Bud & Cheryl Gray 2020-06-28 19:27
Mike, Terry and family,
We're so so sorry you have to endure this tragedy. We pray you feel the arms of Jesus wrapped around you during this difficult time in your life. Our hearts break for all of you, especially Ben's unborn child, not knowing their dad. You will be in our prayers. May God comfort you.
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