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Robert A. Cox

March 10, 1930 - April 21, 2018

Visitation: Saturday, April 28th 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston

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Robert “Arnold” Cox, 88, of Holliston passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018. Born in Fall River, MA, he was the son of the late Florence M. (Turner) and John E. Cox. He was the husband of the late Elinor M. (Gray) Cox.

Robert was a graduate of Tabor Academy in 1948 and Yale University in 1952. Prior to his retirement from the Fall River 5 Cents Savings Bank, he was an owner of John E. Cox Steel Co. in Fall River. He was a member of the East Freetown Lion’s Club, the Finance Committee in town, and the Free Mason’s. He loved to travel, enjoyed playing golf, and collected antiques. Nothing exceeded his love and devotion for his wife and family.

He is survived by his children, Melissa G. Desjardins and her husband Christopher of Acushnet, Robert A. Cox Jr. and his wife Janeen of Holliston; his nieces, Robin Steen, Cheryl L. Cox, Kathryn Dube, and Rebecca Riley. He also leaves behind three beloved grandchildren, Curran S. Desjardins, Miranda G. Cox, and Robert S. Cox. He is predeceased by his siblings, John E. “Jack” Cox and Richard “Dick” Cox.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 28th from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home, 854 Washington St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Salmon Hospice, 37 Birch St. Milford, MA 01757 or the Holliston Senior Center, 150 Goulding St. Holliston, MA 01746.