David N. Cox, 90, passed away on Tuesday, February 16th at his home in Worcester with his
daughter Holly (Cox) Gray, and beloved life partner of 21 years, Christine Duby by his side.
David was born on February 8th, 1931 to James and Mary Cox in Southborough,
Massachusetts. David was predeceased by his brothers James, Ronald, John, Robert,
Frederick, and two sisters, Gertrude (Cox) Allen and Marion (Cox) Tripp. David had lived in Marlborough,
Northborough, and Hudson, and eventually moved to Worcester where he resided with
He worked for Thomas Taylor and Sons (Hudson) managing the Dye House for 48 years, it was
jokingly said that “everyone in Hudson” worked for David at one time or another. After retiring
from Thomas Taylor he worked as a van driver for New England Dream Center, an Adult Day
Care program until 2014.
In addition to Holly and Christine, he is survived by his grandchildren, James, Connor, and
Shealyn Gray; his brother Thomas from Sandwich; and many nieces and nephews.
David lit up any room he entered with his smile and was always joking and laughing. He enjoyed
spending time with family and friends, listening to music, loved to cook, and was an avid Red
Sox and Patriots fan. He always looked forward to his vacations at Old Orchard Beach, ME, spending time with Christine, Holly and her family.
He will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends as loyal, loving,
and easy going. He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him.
There will be no wake as per David’s wishes. A graveside memorial service will be held in the
Spring, time and date to be determined.
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