David N. Cox, 90, formerly of Marlborough, Northborough and Hudson


David N. CoxWorcester – David N. Cox, 90, passed away on Feb. 16, 2021 at his home in Worcester with his daughter, Holly (Cox) Gray, and beloved life partner of 21 years, Christine Duby, by his side.

David was born on Feb. 8, 1931 to James and Mary Cox in Southborough. He had lived in Marlborough, Northborough, and Hudson, and eventually moved to Worcester where he resided with Christine.

He worked for Thomas Taylor and Sons (Hudson) managing the Dye House for 48 years, and it was jokingly said that “everyone in Hudson” worked for David at one time or another. After retiring from Thomas Taylor, he worked as a van driver for New England Dream Center, an Adult Day Care program until 2014.

In addition to Holly and Christine, he is survived by his grandchildren, James, Connor, and Shealyn Gray; his brother, Thomas from Sandwich; and many nieces and nephews. David was predeceased by his brothers, James, Ronald, John, Robert, and Frederick, and two sisters, Gertrude (Cox) Allen and Marion (Cox) Tripp.

David lit up any room he entered with his smile and was always joking and laughing. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, listening to music, loved to cook, and was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. He always looked forward to his vacations at Old Orchard Beach, Maine, spending time with Christine, Holly, and her family.

He will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends as loyal, loving, and easy going. He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him.

There will be no wake as per David’s wishes. A graveside memorial service will be held in the spring, with time and date to be determined.

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