Alan L. Cole Sr., (63), of Stoughton, MA, passed away at home on February 5, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.
Alan was born to the late Alton Cole and Josephine McDonough, on August 20, 1959 in Boston, MA. He is survived by his wife Annmarie and 4 of his 6 children, Denise, Sandra, Kelly, & Alan Jr., and late sons Christopher & Paul. He also was a beloved stepfather to Thomas, Gregory, James, Michael and Lisa and had 20 grandchildren, Sebastian, Maddux, Jayson, Christian, Xavier, Ciara, Kayla, Alana, Maddie, Jessie, Jill, Kaycie, Daisy, April, Hope, Elijah, Brianna, Hayley, John, & Anthony, as well as, 3 great grandchildren, Lyzelle, Sara and Eliás. Also survived by siblings Arlene “Candi”, Helene “Ginger”, & Joey Goulet and predeceased by siblings George “Sonny”, Joanne, Steven, Jamie, Viola, Roger, Sharon, & Junior, as well as, many nieces, nephews, cousins and so many friends. We cannot forget to mention his dog daughter, Chloe Marie.
Alan spent most of his life as a resident of Jamaica Plain, MA, before taking up residence in Revere, MA for several years, and most recently, residing in Stoughton, MA. Alan was known to most by “PAPA”- even by grown adults who were not related to him. Aside from his love of camping, fishing, boating, and road trips with his family, he was very proud to belong to Rolling Thunder motorcycle club, who were passionate about giving back. He and his club would volunteer for events and donate their time to fundraisers whenever possible. Alan was forced to retire from his beloved motorcycle club when he was thrown from his bike and injured. This was extremely disappointing for him, but he eventually bought a drivable camper and spent some of his last days driving “papa’s bus”. Alan absolutely adored his family and loved cooking Sunday breakfast. He was the original grill master and cheffed up all the holiday meals. He was also a caring, kind man, as evidence by the countless, selfless sacrifices he made for his family throughout his lifetime. Papa always went out of his way to brighten someone’s day with his “dad” humor. He was an extremely hard worker and did whatever it took to provide for his family. His understanding & compassionate manor, made anyone who knew him, love him. He will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him in this life.
Alan’s family will be hosting a going home service at Mann & Rodgers Funeral Home, 44 Perkins St. Jamaica Plain, MA on Monday, February 13, 2023 from noon-3pm. Relatives and friends invited.
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