Karen Harvey Cox, 72 of Hopkinton, Massachusetts passed away unexpectedly at home on January 6th. She is survived by her husband Edwin B. Cox Jr. of 33 years, daughters Ashley Cox of Hopkinton, MA and Sarah Cole and husband Michael Cole of Cary, NC. Along with her joy, three grands RJ and Brayden Gibson and Logan Cole. Also survived by her mother, Doris Harvey; sister, Susan Ann and husband, Bob Messier and niece Martha, Sister Lynne and Husband Steve Drinkwater.
Born in Queens, New York City, and growing up on Long Island, Karen was the daughter of Doris and Francis Harvey. Karen later traveled the world with her husband and two girls, including living in Hong Kong and Toronto, Canada, raising her family abroad.
Before starting a family, Karen was a successful businesswoman in Manhattan, NY working at Xerox and Morgan Stanley. With a lifelong love of art, Karen was also an accomplished water color and fabric design artist of more than 40 years. She was published in several magazines, including in 2015, when she was published in Victoria Magazine for her Hydrangea Cape Cod Pillow.
Karen is remembered as a devoted mother, wife, and grandmother (Mammaw). Her joy came from her family and creating beautiful things. Karen was a believer of Jesus and cherished her close relationship with Christ. She loved inspiring people with faith, sharing words of encouragement, and hope through her artwork. She was the writer and self publisher of several children’s books including “The Thankful Coat”, which is taught in classrooms around the world today.
A private memorial and celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Karen was an avid long time supporter of St. Jude Children’s Hospital.