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November 23, 2013

Mary (Byrne) Cox, 86 Years

Lawrence — Mary (Byrne) Cox, a lifelong resident of Lawrence, died November 21, 2013. Mary was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary Byrne and was a graduate of Lawrence High School. She worked at McCartney’s in Lawrence and Merrimack Mutual in Andover before marrying Donald Cox in 1953. She spent the better part of her years raising her four children. After the death of her husband in 1988, she married Dr. Wesley Perkins in 1996. They were married for 12 years until his death in 2008.

Mary was devoted to her family and friends. She loved dining out, playing cards with “the girls,” and shopping to maintain her always fashionable appearance. She mainly enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She will be missed by her family and many friends for her delightful sense of humor and her generosity of spirit. She will be remembered for the many times she shared her time and energies so unselfishly to those in need.

Mary was the loving mother of Don Cox and his wife, Tracy, of Newton, MA, Jane Kilpatrick and her husband, Gary, of Acton, MA, John Cox and his wife, Donna, of Stuart, FL, and Paul Cox of Washington, DC. She was devoted to her grandchildren, Ariel and Gavin Cox, and Shawn, Ryan, and Michael Kilpatrick.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick Church, Broadway, Lawrence, on Monday, November 25, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are most welcome to attend. Calling hours will be held in the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main Street, Andover, Sunday, November 24, from 3 to 7 p.m. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations in Mary's memory may be made to the Massachusetts chapter of the American Diabetes Association. For additional information, please visit, www.burkemagliozz.com.

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