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Brian Michael Cole

Obituary for Brian Michael Cole

August 10, 1981 - February 17, 2017
McHenry, Illinois | Age 35


Brian Michael Cole, 35, of McHenry, died Friday, February 17, 2017, at his home in McHenry.

He was born August 10, 1981, in Rockford, to Mary and William "Bill" Cole. He was the oldest of two children. Brian went to McHenry Junior High School and McHenry East High School, where he met the majority of his friends and was always having a good time. Brian went on to meet his wife, Heather. Together, Brian and Heather have an amazingly beautiful daughter, Aurora Kelly Murphy. Brian and Heather were married on December 4, 2010. They had a gorgeous winter wedding that was held at The Shepard of the Hills Church on a snowy December day.

Brian loved fishing, cooking, music, billiards, hanging out with his friends and family, and most importantly his daughter, Aurora. Aurora, affectionately called "Rory" was his passion and the apple of his eye. Brian was so proud and fond of Rory and it was obvious to all who knew the duo. Brian would do anything for Heather and Rory, often going above and beyond the call of duty. They will always cherish him and he will be sorely missed.

Survivors include his wife, Heather (Murphy); daughter, Aurora "Rory" Murphy; parents, Mike and Mary (Kirwan) Haggard; sister and brother in law, Kelly and Robert Zimmerman; nephew, Cole Zimmerman; mother in law, Sue Murphy; sister in law and brother in law, Melissa and Chet Lambrechts; nephew, Zak Lambrechts; many aunts, uncles, countless cousins and second cousins and many friends.

Brian is preceded in death by his father in law, Dennis Murphy in 2016; his Grandma, Ethel Kirwan in 2015; his father, William Cole in 2009; and his Grandma, Irja Cole in 2008.

A gathering of friends and family will be held at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Dr, McHenry, on Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Brian Cole Family Fund would be appreciated by the family.

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McHenry, IL 60050
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