Larry Fox, 83, of LenoxMore Info
Larry E. Fox, 83, of East New Lenox Road, Lenox, passed away Thursday, March 14, with his family by his side.
Born Jan. 23, 1936, in Cleveland, Ohio, he attended local schools and, following high school, he served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957. Mr. Fox was employed as a mold maker at Modern Mold in Pittsfield for 35 years. He and his wife, Paula Scagliarini Fox, were also dedicated and loving foster parents to at least 250 children for over 30 years. Larry and his wife were married July 18, 1959, at Sacred Heart Church in Pittsfield. Mrs. Fox passed away in 2011.
Larry was a hard-working man. His spare time was spent in his yard making it perfect. People used to joke with him and say there was a leaf in the yard. And if anyone knew Larry, he spent most of his time in the backyard working on his brook. He was a volunteer fireman for nine years. He loved to fish and do snow plowing. If you asked him to plow, he would be the first to volunteer. If he could have, he would have plowed the street with his Kubota. If you asked Larry what his best achievement in life was, he would say his children and grandchildren.
His proudest achievement was being a loving dad to his seven beloved children, including Tammy Fox Garrity and husband Bob of Pittsfield, Carl Fox and wife Tricia of Virginia, William Fox and wife Pond of North Carolina, Christle Powell and husband Richard of Florida, and Joseph and Michael Fox and wife Emily of Washington; grandchildren Ryan, Kendall and Courtney Fox, Alexandra and Christopher Garrity, Madeline, Briana and Huntre Fox, and Darius Guinyard Jr. and Dylan Guinyard; and daughter-in-law Laura Fox of Dartmouth; and one brother, Rick Dallair of California. Besides his wife, Larry was predeceased by one son, Lawrence C. Fox, in 2010; and his sister, Eileen Garley.
Calling hours for Mr. Larry E. Fox of Lenox will be Sunday, March 17, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Roche Funeral Home. The funeral will be Monday, March 18, at 9 a.m. from the funeral home followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Ann’s Church, celebrated by the Rev. Monsignor John J. Bonzagni, pastor. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to HospiceCare in the Berkshires in care of the funeral home, 120 Main St., Lenox, MA 01240. To share a memory or send a message for the family, go to www.rochefuneralhome.com.