Shirley "Pintzi" Cole

February 2, 1930June 3, 2019

Shirley “Pintzi” (Queen) Cole – of Peabody, entered into rest on Monday, June 3, 2019 at the age of 89. Beloved wife of William for 68 years. Devoted mother of Nanci King and her late husband Timothy, Martin and his wife Marisa and Larry and his dear friend Amy Cole. Cherished grandmother of Sarah, Michael and Leandra. The loving sister of Leonard Queen. Dear daughter of the late Hyman and Sadie (Cohen) Queen.

Nothing was more important to Pintzi than her adoring family and treasured friends.

A funeral service for Pintzi will be held on, Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 11:00AM at Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin Street, Salem. Interment will follow at Ahabot Sholom Cemetery, 16 Buxton Road, Danvers.

Shiva will be held at the home of Dr. Karen Gruskin and Dr. Temple Smith following services on June 6 until 7PM and will continue on Friday, June 7 from 1-5PM.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to Temple Ner Tamid, 368 Lowell St, Peabody, MA 01960 or to Hadassah Boston, 1320 Centre Street, Suite 205, Newton Center, MA 02459 or via


  • Temple Ner Tamid
  • Hadassah Boston


  • Chapel Funeral Service Thursday, June 6, 2019


Shirley "Pintzi" Cole

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Bradley Sontz

June 6, 2019

Dear Cole family,

Our hearts are broken, Becca and I send our sincere condolences. Mom was such an amazing woman. She unknowingly help me many times throughout my life. I can honestly say she was the one person who could truly understand Cynthia and always stood by her side. They are now together again commiserating and sharing their life stories. PIntzi was a true gem that will surely be missed. All our love, Becca and Brad.

Marilyn Glazer-Weisner

June 5, 2019

Pintzi will always remain in my heart as one of the dearest, kindest, sweetest, and smartest person I know. Her love for her family and friends ran deep and they loved her just as much right back.
I had the pleasure of sharing a niece with her. When our niece, Amy, was a little one we shared spending time with her because we lived near each other in Swampscott.
If we keep our memories of Pintzi alive inside of us and by sharing them with each other, she will always be with us.
Love to all of you,

Dvnbar Loves

June 4, 2019

“Do a loony-goony dance
'Cross the kitchen floor,
Put something silly in the world
That ain't been there before.”
― Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic

To hear Leandra speak of her bubbe was to see the light inside her heart. Although we never met bubbe, we can only imagine she shared her spirit with Leandra. The two were so connected in humor, love, and compassion. A loss for one of us is a loss for all of us. Our sincerest condolences to the entire Cole family. We love you infinitely, Leandra.

<3 always,
Morgan, Mary, Melina, Cali, Jocelyn, Meg, Tiffany T, and Tiffany H

Linda Anderson

June 4, 2019

We want to express our sadness for your family. You are very special to us, you made my brother an important part of your family. I have never met such a warm, loving family. We will keep her in our hearts always 🙏🏻

Michael Margolis

June 3, 2019

Pintzy was a blessing to us all. Her spirit and love filled the room. It was a pleasure to know her and to love her. Condolences to the Cole family from the Margolis’s.