Published DateBRISTOL — Michael L. Cole, Jr., 32, died Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center after a valiant 3 year battle with lymphoma. He was born in Laconia the son of Michael Cole Sr. and Theresa (Ottati). He has lived within the greater Newfound area all of his life. He was a graduate of Newfound Regional High School.
Mike worked for Northeast Earth Mechanics for many years. Most recently he worked for Fed Ex Express in Lebanon. Together with his wife Dawn they also owned and operated Right Round Entertainment.
Mike loved working on his truck as well as racing cars and snowmobiles. He enjoyed time spent boating on the lake.
Mike's greatest love was his family. He was a dedicated father, a loving husband and an amazing friend. He touched the lives of each person he met, always leaving them with a smile or a laugh. He leaves his wife Dawn (Foust) Cole of Bristol; children: Cassidy Rydberg of Concord; Christa Rydberg of Candia; Joseph Cole of Bristol; parents: Michael (Karen) Cole, Sr of Moultonboro; Theresa (Mark) Palmer of Florida; a brother Louis Cole of Bristol and sister Michelle Cole of Bristol; grandparents Judy & David Bartlett of Bristol and grandfather Earl Palmer of Florida. He was predeceased by one brother William Cole.
Services-Calling hours will be Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 11-1 at the Emmons Funeral Home, 115 South Main St., Bristol. Funeral Services will follow in the Funeral Home at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202, or to KYMMA at www.MemoriesAlive.org.