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Joseph Carrere Fox, 101, originally of New York City, died on August 10 in Hamden CT. Joe graduated from Andover and Yale, class of '38. During WW II, Joe served with US Naval Intelligence monitoring the Panama Canal and the Straits of Gibraltar. He then returned to NYC where he earned an MBA from NYU and had a long and successful career with both Banker's Trust and Kidder,Peabody and Co. Upon his retirement from banking, Joe founded the Fox International Fellowship (FIF), a partnership between Yale University and 19 leading universities around the world. Joe was predeceased by his 1st wife, Louise Lee, and is survived by his wife, Alison Barbour, and his children: Dell Fox, Lee Fox (Peter White), Henry Fox (Libby Delana); stepdaughters: Vicky Maclean and Frederica Sulzbacher (Steve), nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Joe's passions were family and friends, languages, tennis and Mt. Desert Island, ME. Alert until the end, he was an inspiration to many for his fortitude, curiosity and zest for life. Donations may be sent to FIF, c/o George Joseph, MacMillan Center, PO Box 208206, New Haven CT 06520 or to Whitney Center, Health Center, 200 Leeder Hill Dr. Hamden CT 06517.

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Published in The New Haven Register from Aug. 12 to Aug. 14, 2017.
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August 11, 2020
I had the privilege of meeting Mr. Fox and family while participating in the Fox International Fellowship program in 2011-2012. It was a life changing opportunity, which gave me a chance to pursuit the dream of having an academic career in Brazil. I will always cherish this period of my life, as all as the sharing of thoughts and experiences with the other fox fellows during that time.
Cecília Asperti
October 16, 2017
My condolences to the entire Fox Family.
Agnete Aslaug Kjaer
October 16, 2017
I am sad to hear about the passing of Mr. Joseph Fox. May his kind soul Rest In Peace.

I want to thank the Fox family for making it possible for young scholars from around the globe to travel to Yale and take part in the Fox International Fellowship. Through this fellowship, you've enabled not only scholarly and cultural exchange, but also lifelong friendships. This is a truly honorable mission.

I met Mr. Joseph Fox first time when he invited all the 2016-17 Fox Fellows to a wonderful Thanksgiving lunch with the family. In the age of 101 years, Mr. Jospeh Fox delivered a heartwarming speech, which made a great impression on all of us.

My condolences go out to the entire family, relatives, and friends of Mr. Joseph Fox.
Agnete Aslaug Kjaer
October 15, 2017
Joe Fox was an incredible person and an inspiration for our entire family. He lived an amazing life -- for God, for country and for Yale. Our condolences go out to Alison Fox and his many friends and relatives.
Sasha Zoueva
October 15, 2017
a wonderful man who made a difference!!! he will be missed by many friends all over the world
rachel ranis
October 10, 2017
It was an honor and privilege for me to meet Mr. Joseph Fox and his family while I was on the Yale Fox International Fellowship, 2016-17. I found him to be gentle, full of passion and humor (even at the age of 101), generous, very considerate and a man who saw far from the present.

It is sad to hear about his passing. However, I have great hope that the seed he planted will one day bear fruits which will change our world.

I am highly grateful for the opportunity he gave me to study in one of America's most prestigious universities.

May the kind and benevolent soul of Mr. Joseph Carrere Fox rest in perfect peace.

Sending lots of love and consolation from Ghana to Mrs. Alison Fox, Dell, Lee and the entire family.
Gertrude Ansaaku
September 23, 2017
I knew Joe and Louise when they first moved to Riverdale. When the children came along I babysat Dell and Lee (not Henry. Perhaps I had moved from the area before Henry needed a sitter). My husband, Hubbard Goodrich, and I played bridge with Joe and Louise. They were a wonderful addition to the area. We now live in Harpswell, Maine and I learned late in life that Joe had a place in Maine. I wanted to reconnect with him, but summers are so busy and I never got around to getting in touch. A true regret.
Our condolences to all the family.
Hubby and Kathy (McEwen) Goodrich
Katherine Goodrich
September 5, 2017
Thank you Alison for alerting me today. My condolences to you and to
Dell, Lee and the family. Joe was one of the most intellectually curious, disciplined, and thirsting for knowledge and experiences. He was a great competitor and early morning swimming off the Claremont Dock into Sommes Sound every August morning before breakfast was de rigueur for Joe and his friend my father. He was a great friend and a loyal one- we shall all miss him and send you our condolences
Cynthia French
August 30, 2017
Joe was a valued neighbor, along with Louise and then Alison, for many years. I admired his enterprising nature and appreciated his kindness.
Stuart Boynton, Riverdale
August 25, 2017
My condolences to the family. I am deeply grateful to Mr. Fox for providing so many people the opportunity to conduct research with the Fox Fellowship. As a former Fox fellow, I can say without a doubt that he had a huge impact on my life!
-Alaine Ball, Fox Fellow 2012-13
Alaine Ball
August 22, 2017
Nobody quite like Joe. A favorite neighbor for so many years. Sending blessings from the Holmes family,Wendy
Wendy Holmes Noyes
August 22, 2017
Dear Fox Family, Your Riverdalian friends send you our condolences. Joe and I were train buddies riding from Riverdale. At the time, Joe was studying Russian and building in his legacy at Yale, with his Fox International Fellows. In the winter he would wear his raccoon coat( and running to the train) and always had 1 very large spoonful of oatmeal in his mouth.What train conversations we had!Joe was always on top of the geopolitical and market trends. We are forever grateful for his and Alison's friendship. He was a remarkable man with a brilliant mind that he generously shared with all. josephine, Peter, Emma and Charlotte Kohlmann
josephine perrella
August 18, 2017
Joe Fox was a wonderful fixture of my childhood in Riverdale, NY. Growing up next door to the fox family was a joy (Henry was, and is, my best friend). And Mr. Fox, for all of his accomplishment, was always a kid at heart. Like the day in 1969 when he played hooky from work to take Henry and me to Baltimore to watch the first-ever Mets World Series Game. I will miss his wry sense of humor, his generosity of spirit, and his gentle nature. Here's to a great man and a great life.
David Scheinberg
August 17, 2017
My condolences to family and friends. I had the honor of meeting mr. Fox in 2011-2012 in the Fox International Fellowships, an experience that deeply changed my life and who I am today. There are few people in the world to which I am so thankful as mr. Fox and family.
Cecilia Asperti
August 17, 2017
To the Fox Family, my deepest condolences. My time at Yale was one of the most defining moments of my academic career and personal life and I will always be profoundly thankful for that opportunity. Mr. Fox will always be remembered as someone who make a real impact in the world in his attempts to make the world a more understanding and peaceful place.
Catarina Barbieri (Fox Fellow (Brasil) - 2010/2011)
Catarina Barbieri
August 14, 2017
To the Fox Family: My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring comfort. Knowing that there's a hope for the ones we have lost in death can be so reassuring.
August 13, 2017
My deepest condolences to your loved ones. You made my dreams come true.
Tomas Nordberg
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