Robert J. Fox, 77 of Lawrence, Mass., formerly of Warwick, passed away April 28, 2012, after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of the late Doris (Winsor) Fox.
Born in Providence on June 30, 1934, he was the son of the late Joseph F. and Rosaleen E. (Maguire) Fox. Mr. Fox was a lifelong learner with varied interests, including history, science and mathematics. A Korean War Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. , he served from July 1952 – June 1956. Medals awarded: National Defense Service, Korean Service, and United Nations Service.
He was the beloved father of Karen Simmons of Colorado Springs , Colo., Lynn Griswold of Seymour, Conn., and Robert E. Fox of Warwick; he was the grandfather of Elizabeth and Andrew Simmons, Joseph Morley III and the late Sara Holmes, and Molly and Dylan Fox.
Burial, with full military honors, will be in Rhode Island Veterans’ Cemetery on Friday, May 11, 2012, promptly at 2:00 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited and encouraged to arrive 15 minutes early.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 would be appreciated