Joanne Shea Cole died from pancreatic cancer on November 27 in Albany. She was 69.
A lifelong vegetarian and yogi, Ms. Cole’s devoted her life to healing practices and service to others. Always seeking to improve herself, survivors said, she was actively in the process of getting a degree in addiction counseling at the time of her death. She divided her time between her homes in Malibu, California, and Hollywood, Florida. Survivors said she loved the beach and the ocean and that no place was more special to her than East Hampton, where she spent many happy years.
Ms. Cole is survived by her partner of 25 years, Sandy Cole; her son, David Shea and wife Laura; and her granddaughters, Sophie and Tatum Shea.
Private memorial services will take place later this year in the Hamptons and in California.
Memorial donations may be made to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, arfhamptons.org; the Daily Word, www.dailyword.com; or Science of Mind, scienceofmind.com.