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For Immediate Release – November 12th, 2017 – Scott Lyon photo
It is with great sadness that Woodhull Raceway passes along the news that our dear friend and a friend to all in the Woodhull Raceway community, Teresa "Terry" Cole (Colitti), went to be with the Lord on Sunday morning at 9:15AM with loving friends and family by her side. Terry fought an incredibly courageous battle with lung cancer and was recently fighting a health setback and was under the care of Guthrie Corning Hospital, under the watchful eye of the caring staff of Guthrie's cancer treatment center in Sayre, PA.
A dedicated, hard working mother of three, Terry was a worker who always had her thoughts on what project was to be done next. In fact, even as recently as last weekend before falling ill, Terry was hard at work designing and planning out the awards for Woodhull's upcoming awards banquet. A job she took great enjoyment in and felt great pride from when happy customers saw the finished products. Even while fighting cancer, the word quit was not in Terry's vocabulary.
Terry was just two months shy of a milestone 50th birthday. She was born January 31, 1968 in Lexington, Kentucky, daughter of Michael (Ann) Colitti and Elaine (Mike) Chamberlain. In addition to her parents, she is survived by the pride and joys of her life- her children Allison (Tami) Hall, Matthew and Vincent Cole; grandson Mackson Hall; siblings Marie, Tony and Mike along with several nieces, nephews and close friends; father of her children Tim Cole; special companion Scott Lyon and his children Sawyer, Cooper and Anthony.
Terry was the store manager at the Corning, NY Dunkin Donuts for the past 8 years. She also pursued a career in cosmetology and owned her own business. She always loved mastering new challenges, was active in the Big Flats softball league, but most importantly she loved her family and friends.
Terry loved graphic design, building trophies and bowling. She loved dirt track racing and was instrumental in the 50-50 driver point fund program for many years in which she worked herself. Along with selling 50-50 tickets at Woodhull, she also worked in the Photo Booth and even flagged several races. She will be missed by all who love to spend their Saturday nights playing in the dirt up on the hill in Woodhull.
A memorial to celebrate Terry's life will be held in the near future. In lieu of flowers, a trust fund has been created in Terry's memory at Corning Credit Union. Contributions can be made in her loving memory to the Terry Cole Memorial FD at any Corning Credit Union location or by mail to:
Terry Cole Memorial FD
c/o Corning Credit Union
P.O. Box 1450
Corning, NY 14830
We love you Terry. We will miss you. Rest assured, we will never forget you.