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William A. "Will" Cox

Quincy, William A. “Will” Cox, age 93, of Quincy and Marco Island Florida, went home to God on Friday, September 29, 2017 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Milton, surrounded by his loving family. 

Will was born in South Boston to the late Michael J. and Bridget (Crowe) Cox. He was raised and educated in South Boston and graduated from South Boston High School, Class of 1942. Will attended Northeastern University in Boston. He had lived in Quincy for over sixty years and was a longtime winter resident of Marco Island, Florida.
Will was a proud World War II veteran, having served in the United States Navy from 1942-1946 as a Boatswain’s Mate, Second Class. He was stationed at the U.S. Naval Air Station in Key West and aboard the U.S.S. YF 338. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, America Theatre Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
He worked as a foreman for the United States Postal Service at the South Postal Annex in Boston as well as for the City of Boston in the Real Property Department for over forty years.
He was a member of the Cyril P. Morrisette America Legion Post #294, the VFW Post #613 George F. Bryan, the DAV Quincy Cavanagh #79 and was a Life Member of the Knights of Columbus, North Quincy Council # 2259. He was also a member of the Whitney Athletic Club.
Will was dedicated to his family. He was also an avid golfer and especially enjoyed playing golf with his wife.
Beloved husband for seventy years of Mildred R. (Moulton) Cox of Quincy.
Devoted father of Michael Cox and his wife Joanne of Centerville, William A. Cox, Jr. and his wife Jeanne of Quincy, Joseph W. Cox and his wife Karen of Quincy, Brendan P. Cox of Quincy, the late Margaret Cox, the late Neil Cox, the late Patrick Cox and the late Maureen K. Cox.
Devoted father-in-law of Diane M. Cox of Carver, Kelly Cox of Quincy and the late Cherise T. Cox.
Loving grandfather of seventeen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.
He was also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Memorial Visiting Hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Tuesday, October 10th from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy on Wednesday at 10 o’clock. Following the Mass, Interment with Military Honors will take place at Mount Wollaston Cemetery in Quincy.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Will’s memory may be made to the Quincy Veterans Council, c/o Quincy Veterans Services, 24 High School Avenue, Quincy, MA 02169.

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October 10, 2017
To Milly. Bill, Jeannie and the whole Cox family. It is with such sadness hearing this news. He was a gentle giant with a smile that would light up the room. The love for his family, especially all the grandchildren and great grandchildren was so evident. It was an honor to have meet him. Please find comfort in sharing all the wonderful memories you have as a family. Rest in Peace Mr. Cox.

~ Benno & Michelle Bartholdi


October 6, 2017
Will will be so very missed. Growing up with my dearest friend Maureen, I always felt Millie & Willie as my second parents, and their home mine. Even with all those crazy loving brothers.

~ Donna Gleavy


October 4, 2017
I was so lucky to have met this fine gentleman. I had the honor to transport him to several of his appointments. All of us at Quincy Elder Services will miss Will.

~ Michele Paige


October 4, 2017
The first word that comes to mind is "Gentleman". Dad was the epitome of a gentleman. He will be sorely missed by all those that loved him. Sending my love and sincerest condolences to the entire Cox family.

~ Kelly Cox


October 4, 2017
A very fine tribute to a real gentleman, Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather. We were introduced at the corner of Dorchester Ave. and Father Devine Way in South Boston when I was 15 yrs. old. and he was 16. My lucky day, for sure. Rest in Peace, my love.

~ Mildred R. Cox


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