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Updated: 01/27/2014 08:00:01AM

Carol Wass Cox

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Carol Wass Cox, 84, passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.

She was born in Berlin, N.H., and raised in Hamilton, Mass., and Newton, Mass.

Carol attended Newton High School, where she was captain of the women’s basketball team, and she met her husband-to-be of 63 years. She graduated from both Lasell College (A.A.) and Skidmore College (B.A.), with majors in biology, although her lifelong love was the visual arts. Carol raised her children for the most part in Topsfield, Mass., where she and Don built a home between two huge old trees on a hill on 7 acres. They were members of Trinity Episcopal Church, she was in the garden club, and they both were very involved in Scouts and the raising of their four children.

Later, they moved to Hollis, N.H., where Carol became President of the Hollis Women’s Club, joined the DAR, the Hollis Historical Society, was a Granite State Ambassador, and was active in Church of the Good Shepherd in Nashua, N.H., and the local art club. After leaving Hollis, they lived between Englewood, Fla., and various homes in New Hampshire until 2012, when they became residents of The Birches in Concord, N.H.

Carol leaves a legacy of caring in raising four children, being a partner to her husband, and a myriad of leadership positions as a volunteer in service to the communities in which she lived her life.

She was the loving wife of Donald Hoyt Cox; mother of Donald Hoyt Cox Jr. of Londonderry, N.H., Stephen Wass Cox of Windham, N.H., Betsey S. Cox-Buteau of Hollis, and Andrew Wheaton Cox of Pelham, Ala.; and leaves behind 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren, who will miss her very much.

After cremation, a celebration of her life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Church of the Good Shepherd, 214 Main St., Nashua. Her ashes will be buried in the family plot this spring at Pillsbury Cemetery in Londonderry. Donations in Carol’s name to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America are encouraged. To send a condolence, or for more information, please visit

Arrangements are by The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium of Derry, N.H., and Londonderry.

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