Vivian Carol Fox
July 15, 1932 – March 20, 2012
Vivian Carol Fox, 1932-2012
A memorial gathering will be held April 8, 2012 for Vivian C. Fox of Brookline, an expert on family history and women’s rights who taught for 30 years at Boston State College and Worcester State University, where she helped found the Program in Women’s Studies.
Ms. Fox died of lung cancer on March 21, 2012 at Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 79.
Ms. Fox was co-editor of “Loving, Parenting, and Dying: The Family Cycle in England and America,” published in 1980, and “Women’s Rights in the United States: A Documentary History,” published in 1994. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she graduated from Brooklyn College and received her PhD from Boston University. She was described by colleagues as a rigorous and captivating teacher to several generations of college students.
Ms. Fox was the companion of Richard Fey, professor of economics at Tufts. She was married for 47 years to the late Sanford J. Fox, professor of law at Boston College, and leaves her two sons, Gregory Fox of Ann Arbor and Michael David-Fox of Washington, DC; a daughter, Diana Fox of Providence; a twin sister, Sonia Lazar of Los Angeles; a brother, Stephen Daitz of New York; and five grandchildren.
The memorial gathering will be at the Fox residence in Brookline from 2:00 to 6:00 pm.
- Memorial Gathering Sunday, April 8, 2012
Vivian Carol Fox
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April 10, 2012
Dear Diana and Sophia and members of the Fox Family,We are thinking of you with our deepest sympathy. We will never forget the many happy hours we spent on the beach at Beachwood watching our grandchildren play in the sand and water. Vivian was a remarkable women and we feel privileged to have known her. Julie, Rod and the Agar Family, Pittsburgh, PA & Beachwood
March 31, 2012
I was a student of Dr. Fox's at Worcester State College. She believed in me before I even believed in myself. To this day, her teaching style has influenced how I teach my students. I love and respect her so much. I am so sorry to hear that she has passed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of her family and friends.
March 25, 2012
Thinking of you and your entire family at this time, Diana. Sending you light and love. (Suzanne Charles, Jamaica)
March 24, 2012
I'm so sorry to hear about Vivian. In many ways, she exemplified what it means to live a good life. I'll miss her and will always remember her generosity, open-mindedness and good humor.