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Margaret Mary Cox


1928 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Margaret Mary Cox Obituary


Margaret Mary "Peggy" (Bell) Cox, 86, was born on the 4th of July, 1928, and left us on August 25, 2014. She was the only child of the late Louis J. and Mary (Greene) Bell of Providence, R.I., and grew up there at 254 Ives St. She is survived by her sons, Stephen of Canton and Philip of Gladstone, N.J. Peggy was pre-deceased by her husband, J. Kingsley (1977) and her son Douglas (2012). She is also survived by her three granddaughters; Shelley McCone and her husband Ryan of Manchester, Shannon Cox and her fiancé Jeremiah Sprowles of Farmington and Jillian Conway and her husband Jason of Winsted. She is also survived by her great-grandson Drake Cox-Sprowles of Farmington. Peggy also leaves Lisa Hahn of Farmington, who she thought of as a daughter and who were each other's "besties", as well as Lisa's husband Craig and their son, Joseph. Lastly, we cannot leave out her beloved cat, Loki, who found a comfy spot on her lap (on his terms, of course). Peggy was a graduate of St. Mary Academy, Bay View, Class of 1946. She met Kingsley at a dance in 1948 and they were married on April 21, 1951 moving shortly thereafter to Bristol, CT where Steve arrived six years later. They bought a house in The Highlands in Farmington in 1957 and Doug and Phil arrived a few years later, where she now had a real-life version of "My Three Sons". The family vacationed for a week each summer in Dennisport on Cape Cod and later Peggy continued to visit the Cape as often as possible, despite her not liking when sand would get in between her toes. She worked as a secretary over the years, using the lost art of shorthand, of which she continued to use for making out her grocery lists. Peggy especially enjoyed working for the Al Jarvis Orchestra in Hartford and later on, for ATCOR in Avon. She taught catechism on Saturdays, was a member of the Women's Guild and sang in the choir at St. Mary's in Unionville, where she was a parishioner for over 55 years. After Peggy retired, she delved into volunteering, most notably for Meals On Wheels, which enabled her to keep connected to people, something that she loved. She also did volunteer work for veterans groups and other local charities. Peggy's trips to the grocery store and other local businesses in Unionville could (and often did) last for hours, depending on who she would meet and end up chatting with. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends as well as by everyone who enjoys spontaneous conversation. The family wishes to thank the staff on every shift at Avon Health Center in Avon for their compassion and kindness while caring for Peggy. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Route 4, Unionville, on Thursday, August 28th from 6 - 8:00 pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Friday, August 29, at 9:15 am followed by the Funeral Liturgy at 10:00 am in The Church of St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Main St., Unionville. Burial will take place Saturday, August 30 at 10:30am in the Chapel at Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket, R.I. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Unionville Museum, 15 School St., Unionville, CT 06085. To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.ahernfuneralhome.com.


Published in The Hartford Courant from Aug. 27 to Aug. 28, 2014
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