Lynn — Leland J. “Lee” Cole, Jr., 28, of Lynn, fiancé of Tara Von Fridrich, was pronounced dead at the scene of a tragic motor vehicle accident in Salisbury, on Sunday, December 8, 2013.
Lee was born in Danvers, on May 30, 1985, and was the son of Marianne (Stone) Pezzulo and the late Leland J. Cole Sr. He was raised and educated in Peabody, received his GED, and was pursuing to obtain his contractor’s license. He has been living in Lynn for the past three years with his fiancée, Tara, and daughter, Leighton, building memories in their first home together.
Lee was a self-employed contractor for many years, learning everything he knew from, not only his father, but from the one man Lee idolized with great honor, his grandfather, Gary M. Cole. Lee was starting his own business, Cole Contracting. He took pride in all his work, always needing to fix something! Lee enjoyed summering in Rochester, N.H., with his family and friends, fishing, jet skiing, working on cars, four wheeling with his brother, Nicholas Niland, and spending time with all of his family. Lee’s greatest joy of all was being a special, one-of-a-kind dad.
In addition to his mother, Marianne of Salisbury and fiancée, Tara, of Lynn, Lee is survived by his two daughters, Leighton A. Cole and Ava L. Cole; his paternal grandparents, Gary M. and Carol A. (Dube) Cole of Peabody; three sisters, Amanda Cole of Peabody, Ashleigh Cole of Essex, and Alicia Pezzulo of Salisbury; Tara’s parents, Peter Von Fridrich of Pembroke Pines, Fla., and Elaine Bertolino of Beverly; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: Lee’s family, relatives and friends are welcome to pay respects on Friday, December 13, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn Street, Peabody. A family service will be held during the viewing at 7 p.m. A private family committal service of ashes will be held at a later date. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for directions, his obituary and memorial guest book.