Nancy Cole

Nancy L. Cole

1961 - 2024

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Obituary of Nancy L. Cole

Nancy L. Cole, 62, of Odessa,  passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at her residence with her family by her side. She was born on May 21, 1961 in Corning, NY, and was the daughter of Nona Welty Pitts and Charles Quackenbush, Jr. Nancy was a graduate of Odessa-Montour Central School and on April 19, 1980, she married Dennis in Elmira Heights.


She worked in retail for 44 years with most of her time at K-Mart in Ithaca. Nancy enjoyed baking, different types of crafts, camping, picnics, and spending time with her family.


She is survived by her husband Dennis Cole, of Odessa, daughter Jennifer L. Cole, of Erin, NY, sisters Karen (Scott) Hallett, and Melissa Williamee, both of Elmira, brothers Kevin Quackenbush, of Williamson, NY, and George Vargeson, of Lindley, NY, and several nieces and nephews. Nancy was predeceased by her parents and son Johnathan A. Cole.


Friends and family are invited to share in the celebration of Nancy and Jonathan’s life, on May 18, 2024 from 1pm-4pm at the Clute Park Pavilion in Watkins Glen, NY. There will be a cost for parking. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Vedder-Scott & Zinger Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit


Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, May 18, 2024
Clute Park Pavilion
155 South Clute Park Drive
Watkins Glen, New York, United States
Clute Park Pavilion, Watkins Glen, NY