Thursday, February 8, 2018

Lena Lucille Cole Hackett

Wellsville, NY - Lena Lucille Cole Hackett, age 83, of 152 Pine Street went to be with Her Savior on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at Buffalo General Hospital after a short illness. She was born in Wellsville on July 1, 1934 to Peter and Lena Johnson Cole. In July of 1986 in Wellsville she married Therald (Bud) Hackett who survives.

Lena was a lifelong resident of Wellsville who enjoyed eating at the Modern Diner, Monday Night Music at the VFW, crocheting, especially slippers at Christmas, knitting, and baking cookies for her grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Lena especially enjoyed spending time with her family, her pets, and curling up with her kitten Milo.

She is survived by a son, A. Michael (Shelley) Childs of California and their children, Michael, Mitch, and Jake all of New York City; a daughter, Karla (Alan) Hills of Wellsville and their children, Cory of Friendship, Tiffany of Wellsville, and Valerie of Houghton; several nieces and nephews.

Lena was predeceased by her parents; her 3 sisters, Alice A. VanDruff, Phyllis R. Cole, and Ernestine E. Cole; 2 brothers, Irwin W. Cole, and Walter P. Cole Sr.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 11 am until 1 pm at the Grace United Church, 289 North Main Street, Wellsville. The funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 1pm with Pastor Dave Potts presiding. Burial will be held in Woodlawn Cemetery and memorials in her name may be made to the SPCA serving Allegany County. To leave online condolences please visit


  1. Great neighbor and friend. She will be missed.

  2. "Grandma"Lucy as you were called by the Head Start kiddos you will definitely missed by many. Fly high!♡