Patrick J. Cox

September 29, 2015

Patrick J. Cox
U.S. Veteran

US Army National Guard

PATRICK J. COX – of Woburn, Tuesday, September 29th. Beloved husband of Edith “Edie” (Gregorio) Cox. Devoted father of Patrick Cox and his wife Kim of Dracut, Brian Cox and his wife Kimberly of Marlborough, and Craig Cox and his wife Suzanne of Reading. Dear brother of Charles Cox and his wife Margaret of Arlington. Cherished grandfather of Kevin, Lindsey, Albert, Connor, Ryleigh, Camryn, and Kayla. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Monday, October 5th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to call at the Funeral Home on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Patrick’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.

OBITUARY:

Patrick J. Cox, a longtime Woburn resident, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 29th at the Winchester Hospital. He was seventy-two years of age. He was the beloved husband of Edith (Gregorio) Cox to whom he was married for fifty years.

Patrick was born in Winchester, son of the late Charles H. and Margaret (McCarron) Cox. He was raised in Woburn and attended St. Charles School before graduating from Woburn Memorial High School with the Class of 1960. Following his graduation, Patrick enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard. He was a veteran of the Vietnam era and served proudly for six years with the 101st Engineer Battalion with the Massachusetts National Guard. Patrick was employed for many years as a machinist for Raytheon in Andover.

As fate would have it, both Patrick and his wife Edie attended the same dance at the Woburn YMCA in Central Square. They were a perfect match and really brought out the best in each other. They married in 1965 at St. Joseph’s Church in Woburn. They lived for a short time on Main Street before making their family home on Grape Street. They brought three wonderful sons into the world to whom they were truly dedicated. Patrick would do any and all things to ensure the happiness of his family. He could always be counted on in the front row of any of his children or grandchildren’s sporting events. Whether it was a football, baseball, soccer field or hockey rink, he was always there to cheer them on. Summer vacation would always include a two week trip to Hampton Beach. In their younger years, both he and Edie were members of local bowling leagues. Needless to say, Patrick was a true family man.

As the years went by and the family grew, Patrick took great pride in his grandchildren. “PaPa” as he was affectionately known was never happier than spending time with them. In their later years, he and Edie enjoyed trips to Lake George in upstate New York. He will be truly missed not only by his family, but by all who knew him.

Mr. Cox is lovingly survived by his wife of fifty years, Edith (Gregorio) Cox; his three sons, Patrick and his wife Kim of Dracut, Brian and his wife Kimberly of Marlborough and Craig and his wife Suzanne of Reading; his grandchildren, Kevin, Lindsey, Albert, Connor, Ryleigh, Camryn and Kayla. He also leaves one brother, Charles Cox and his wife Margaret of Arlington.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Monday, October 5th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to call at the Funeral Home on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Patrick’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.

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  1. No one ever said “Edie” without saying “Pat” … this is how two people shared one heart and one spirit. As a couple, you were an example of family, faith and love. Please know we will keep you in our hearts and prayers. Mal & Mike

  2. My sincere condolences to you Edie and your family. Pat was a wonderful neighbor and I will miss our conversations over what is best for our yards and lawn. I am so very fortunate for knowing him and having you both as my wonderful neighbor.

  3. Edie and family;

    I am so saddened to hear the sad news of Pat’s passing – you are all in my prayers during this difficult time.

    Warmest regards –
    Robert H Mc Donough Jr
    Woburn, MA

  4. Dear Edie and Boys, words can’t express the sadness I felt when I read about Pat. He was a wonderful husband and great Dad. I also know how much he enjoyed his grandchildren.
    Edie, you will be in my prayers. You and Pat shared 50 years of great love, that will go on and sustain you during these sad days.
    I will be in touch soon.
    Love,
    Bo

  5. I love this picture of Pat! His smile puts a smile on my face. We will miss him dearly. Our deepest sympathy to Edie and family. Love, The Mennells

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