Curtis Cole deserved superior ending to his struggle with dental treatment

ROCHESTER — Curtis Cole and his family generally seemed content, with 1 lifetime-debilitating roadblock that never ever went absent right until the day Curtis died at age 42 — his enamel.

It was over and above heartbreaking to see Curtis’ loved ones and friends collected at Cold Springs Cemetery for his funeral Sunday, June 12. There experienced always been an air of innocence about Curtis, and you just understood his heart was in the ideal area. He beloved Kristina Foster, his childhood sweetheart and life husband or wife of extra than two many years, and their a few daughters, Joselyn, 20, Isabella, 17, and Mariah, 3. His mom, Mary Jewell, was a substantial portion of all their lives.

“We were being together for more than 24 several years,” Foster mentioned. “We under no circumstances obtained married but we experienced a few stunning daughters jointly, and we experienced a whole lot of appreciate in our family members.”

Kristina Foster, left, Curtis Cole's partner of 24 years, is seen with their daughters Isabella Cole, center, and  Joselyn Cole, during his funeral service Sunday, June 12, 2022, at Cold Springs Cemetery in East Rochester.

Curtis was laid to relaxation in the very same cemetery the place his grandmother, Pina Pierce, is interred. The smaller graveside services was crowded. Curtis was liked.

We satisfied Curtis past calendar year, and he agreed to be the focal issue for an in-depth story about dental treatment in New Hampshire, or, additional properly, the absence of dental treatment for folks who are uninsured, low profits or homeless. Dental care is out of arrive at for many operating men and women who have coverage that is inadequate, much too.