Of Saugus. Age 81, died on Wednesday, December 7th at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He was the husband of the late Carol L. (Tarr) Cox.
Born in Providence, RI and a resident of Saugus for 80 years, Mr. Cox was the son of the late William H. and Garnet (Cadwell) Cox. William was a graduate of the University of Massachusetts/Amherst and received his Master’s Degree from Salem State. He was a former Information Technology Manager for GTE/Sylvania.
Bill retired early at age 55 to enjoy his golden years with Carol and they became snowbirds for twenty-two years where he and Carol had a house and many friends in Winter Garden, Florida. For over 50 years, he enjoyed hundreds of visits to Walt Disney World with Carol and his daughters and later with his granddaughters. Bill was an avid bridge player and was a member of the Winter Garden Bridge Club for many years. He also participated in many online tournaments where he achieved the rank of Silver Life Master. He also enjoyed the peacefulness at his cottage on Cape Cod and being a part of the Chase’s Ocean Grove community. He enjoyed dining out at the many seafood restaurants in Essex and he enjoyed many shows at The Northshore Music Theatre. He followed the Boston sports teams, especially the Red Sox and Patriots.
Mr. Cox is survived by his three daughters, Deborah Cox of Saugus, Jennifer Sulyma and her husband William of Westwood, and Cynthia Zahornasky and her husband Paul of Haverhill; three granddaughters, Nicole, Laura and Sarah Zahornasky; two sisters, Janet Dunton of Saugus and Barbara Cox of OR. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and cherished lifelong friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations in William’s memory may be made to The Rev. Roger E. Nelson & Dotsie Nelson Scholarship Fund, c/o St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8 Prospect St., Saugus, 01906.
Relatives and friends were invited to attend visiting hours in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, on Thursday December 8. A funeral service was held on Friday at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Saugus at 11 a.m. Interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody