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W. Jeffrey Cox

February 10, 1957 ~ November 4, 2022 (age 65) 65 Years Old


Marlborough, MA - William Jeffrey (Jeff) Cox, 65, died Friday, Nov 4, 2022 after a sudden illness. Jeff is survived by his wife of 41 years, Shirley S. Cox, as well as his two sons; Kevin Jeffrey Cox with fiancé Sadie St. Germain and Charles William Cox. Shirley and Jeff met in Junior High School in Basking Ridge, NJ. They married there on Valentine’s Day in 1981 and settled in Marlborough, MA to raise their family.

Jeff was born in Boston while his late father, Dr. William H. Cox was in medical school. Jeff's mother, Florence S Cox, still resides in Basking Ridge, NJ. Jeff was the oldest of six siblings. He will be sadly missed by his three brothers; Steven L. Cox, David R. Cox and Thomas H. Cox and his two sisters; F. Kathleen Cox and Linda J. MacDonald and all their families.

Jeff grew up in Basking Ridge, NJ and graduated from Ridge High School in 1975. He attended Lehigh University and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering in 1979. Jeff was an electrical engineer at Buro Happold in Boston where he was respected as a technical expert and invaluable mentor for the electrical engineering group. Jeff was very proud to be appointed to the Massachusetts Board of Fire Prevention Regulations by Governor Mitt Romney in 2006.

Jeff was a lifelong musician, starting at a young age studying drums under American jazz drummer, Joe Morello. Jeff started playing in rock groups in Junior High School and continued playing in garage bands and performing at clubs with the country band Renegade. He also played percussion for many seasons with the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra and in several holiday concerts with the Boston Civic Symphony. 

Jeff earned his Eagle Scout in 1975 and was exceptionally proud that both his sons also earned the rank of Eagle Scout. 

Jeff’s greatest passion was our lake house on Lake Winnipesaukee in NH. He spent summers fishing, swimming, boating, and creating everlasting memories with family and friends.

Visiting hours for Jeff will be held Friday, November 18, 2022, from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant Street, Marlborough, MA 01752.

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November 18, 2022

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Slattery Funeral Home
40 Pleasant St.
Marlborough, MA 01752


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