COX Thomas P. 78, of West Roxbury, passed peacefully, surrounded by family on the morning of June 26, 2015. Tom was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Newton and of Boston College where he received his BA in English. After college, Tom attended the United States Navy Officer Candidate School where he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy. During his ten year career in the Navy, Tom was selected to attend Harvard Business School where he received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration. After the Navy, Tom worked for several major corporations eventually settling in Scituate, MA where he remained with his family until his retirement. Tom is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ruth (Barry) Cox, son Raymond Cox and his wife Joan Cox of Rumford RI, daughter Mary Kenny and her husband Mark Kenny of Plymouth, MA. Tom was beloved “Poppa” to Johnny, Jack, Emme, Katie, Tommy, and Wil. Brother of Peggy McSoley, Patricia Cunning, Timothy Cox, Kevin Cox, Kathy Wright, Terri Coldwell and the late John Cox. Visiting hours will held at the Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre Street, West ROXBURY, Tuesday June 30 from 4:00 P.M. - 8:00. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday July 1 at St. Theresa’s of Avila, 2078 Centre Street, West Roxbury at 10:00 A.M. with burial at Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline, MA immediately following. For directions and guestbook: www.gormleyfuneral.com William J. Gormley Funeral Service (617) 323-8600
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West Roxbury, MA 02132
Published in Boston Herald from June 28 to June 29, 2015