DiLuzio Foley And Fletcher Funeral Homes

33 Marlboro Street, Keene, NH


William Townsend Cox

February 5, 1932August 16, 2019

William T. Cox 87, a longtime resident of Marlow, NH, passed away at the Keene Center Genesis, Keene, NH, on Friday, August 16, 2019.

His parents, Arthur W. and Louise E. (Townsend) Cox, welcomed their son into the world on February 5, 1932 in Boston, Mass. William grew up in Hopedale, Mass., attending local schools.

William enlisted in the Navy where he served during the Korean Conflict as a boatswain’s mate third class onboard the U.S.S D.H. Fox and the U.S.S. Cascade from June of 1951 until his honorable discharge in June of 1955.

He worked for many years as a carpenter with Luther Crowell Construction in Wellfleet. While residing in Wellfleet, William was a longtime member of the Wellfleet United Methodist Church.

Longing for the living in the woods and fields of New Hampshire, William acquired property in Marlow where he has made his home for the past thirty years. William was also an avid gardener. He was a member of the Marlow United Methodist Church and a former member of the Odd Fellows in Marlow.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, especially his wife of 64 years, Hazel (Atwood) Cox of Keene, whom he married on August 13, 1955 in the Wellfleet United Methodist Church; his three sons, Rev. James W. Cox of Provincetown, MA, Jeffrey H. Cox and his wife, Kerry, of South Wellfleet, MA; Howard D. Cox and his wife, Jennifer, of Brewster, MA; her grandchildren, Gertrude Cox of Worcester, MA, Margaret Cox of South Wellfleet, Nichole Cox of Boston, MA, Meghan Cox of Eastham, MA, Elizabeth Shephard of Eastham, Samantha Stewart and her husband, Chris, of Wellfleet; eight great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, David Atwood and his wife, Mary, of NH; and a niece and a nephew.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, August 23rd from 5:00 to 7:00pm at the Fletcher Funeral Home, 33 Marlboro Street, Keene. Burial in the South Wellfleet Cemetery will be held in September at a date and time to be announced.

For those who wish, donations may be made in Mr. Cox’s memory to the Wellfleet United Methodist Church, 246 Main Street, Wellfleet, MA 02667.


  • Celebration of Life and Visitation Friday, August 23, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, September 14, 2019


William Townsend Cox

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Cheryl Woods

August 25, 2019

Bill and I became friends when he was the caretaker of the PC Connection building in Marlow. I was working for a small company that was renting space there. He would stop by and chat in the early morning, before he would start his rounds. He invited my daughter and I to see his holiday train extravaganza that he had set up in his house and that is went I met Hazel. Bill gave me a red oxalis plant...that I have to this day in my living room. He also took a couple of us on a tour of the Christmas Tree Inn where he had done a lot of gorgeous carpentry work. He was always kind and considerate and made me laugh. I haven't seen Bill in many years but have vivid, fond memories of him.
I am sorry for your loss.

Debby Weaver

August 21, 2019

I think about you all the time Mr.Bill. I wish I had gotten to see you one last time before you went to see the lord. Rest in peace my friend you will be deeply missed