William J. Cole of Norwalk, Connecticut, peacefully passed away, surrounded by his loving family on June 9, 2021. Born on September 26, 1959 in Babylon, New York to the late William John Cole and the late Gabriella Takacs Cole, Bill was first and foremost a family man. Whether it was biking, kayaking, hiking, skiing, or coaching endless little league baseball games, Bill lived life to the fullest, instilling in his children the fundamental principle "Never Give Up". Whether it was cheering on the kids' little league or lacrosse games, or watching his beloved Dallas Cowboys and New York Mets, Bill brought the same enthusiasm and devotion of a true fan to every game. The same enthusiasm also carried over to his love of the perfect, next meal. Bill is survived by his loving wife, Kathy, son Pete, daughter Anna, sister Sue (Bill), sister-in-law Patti (Frank), brother-in-law Terry (Bobbie), many devoted nieces and nephews, as well as countless friends. A special acknowledgment needs to go to his beloved dog and long-time pal, the late Bailey and his most recent four-legged buddy, Luna.
A wake will be held on Sunday, June 13, 2021 from 2:00-6:00PM at the Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien, CT. A Mass will be held on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 11:00AM at St. Matthews Church, 216 Scribner Avenue, Norwalk, CT. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Education & Hope, an organization that held a special place in Bill's heart. Education & Hope is an organization empowering change through education and wellness in Guatemala. P.O. Box 486, Norwalk, CT 06856 or visit www.educationandhope.org
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