SKOWHEGAN / CORINTH – Zelma Cole, 85, died Sept. 15, 2022. She was born July 16, 1937 in Corinth, a daughter of Andrew and Marion (Richard) Cole. She graduated from Corinth High School.

Zelma will be remembered as an avid fisherman and great cook. She worked at Dexter Shoe, SAS in Pittsfield and Irving Tannery in Hartland.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Cole; three sons, Perry and wife Joanne Cole of Skowhegan, Frank and wife Bambi Crosby of Palmyra, Donald and wife Fran Crosby of Ocala, Fla.; three sisters, Gertrude Lawler of Pittsfield, Nellie Henderson of St. Albans, and Agnes Dyer of Bangor; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She also loved her cat, Killer. She will be missed by her loving family.

There will be no services at this time. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby and Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at

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