KENNEBUNK — Austin Gene Cole, 20 years, a beautiful boy with an infectious smile, died suddenly after sustaining injuries in a vehicle accident on June 21, 2017.

Austin was born Sept. 30, 1996 in Biddeford, Maine, the son of Jodi-Lynn Dawn Belanger and Kenneth Gene Cole, Jr. Austin graduated from Kennebunk High School, Class of 2015, where he competed for several years on the wrestling team. He was employed by Project Flagger.

Austin loved the beach, was an avid woodworker, enjoyed working on his truck and especially loved spending time with his friends and family. He enjoyed bonfires, car rides, and as his friends know, burnouts.

Austin is lovingly remembered by his fiancé, Nicole Vadnais of Kennebunk; his mother Jodi-Lynn and her husband, Derrick Kolseth, of Kennebunk; his father, Ken Cole and his wife, Jen, of Kennebunk; his sisters, Amber and Grace Cole of Kennebunk; his grandparents, Debra and Art Randall of New York, Richard and Barbara Kolseth of Kennebunk and Kenneth and Evelyn Cole, Sr. of Kennebunk; along with his dog, Princess. Austin had a huge heart and was loved by all. Because he had a warm personality that drew you in, he is also missed by many friends.

Friends may visit from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 26, 2017 at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk, ME, where a funeral service will be held at 6:30. Friends are invited to wear flannel shirts and jeans and are encouraged to let out the cheer “Yeah Buddy” at the conclusion of the service.

To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Austin’s Book of Memories page at

Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk, ME.