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August 5, 2013

Theresa S. Fox, 92

Lawrence, MA — Theresa S. (Platek) Fox, 92, of Lawrence passed away Wednesday, July 31, at Mary Immaculate Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Lawrence, and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sophie (Bujak) Platek. Theresa was raised and educated in Lawrence, and was a graduate of Lawrence High School. After graduating, Theresa enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where she served the country in WWII. Upon returning from the service, she worked at Lawrence City Hall in the assessor's office for 15 years, prior to retiring. In her free time, Theresa enjoyed knitting, crocheting, shopping at yard sales, cheering on her beloved Celtics, but most of all she was devoted to her friends, family and faith. After a long-term illness, she has finally made the journey home to be at peace with the Lord and her loving family that have predeceased her.

Theresa is survived by her children, Mary Mottolo of Haverhill, Patricia Fox and her husband, Robert Morrison of Australia, Carol Kostrzewa and her husband, John, of Cranston, R.I., Janice Scott and her husband, Michael, of Methuen, and Raymond Fox and his wife, Sandy, of Methuen; sisters, Adele Moll of Methuen, Jean Zambino and her husband, Rocky, of Methuen; sisters-in-law, Dolly Platek and Doris Fox, both of Methuen; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and lifelong, beloved friends, Dorothy Kraft and Jay O'Neil. Theresa is predeceased by her husband, Raymond Francis Fox, a brother, Joseph Platek, a sister, Stella Sapronis, and a grandson, David Mottolo.

The Fox family is very grateful for the loving care she received at the Mary Immaculate Nursing Home, especially the spiritual care and the care provided by Merrimack Valley Hospice.

ARRANGEMENTS: There will be no calling hours. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Mary's Church, on Wednesday, August 7, at 10 a.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lazarus House Ministries, P.O. Box 408, Lawrence MA 01842, or at www.lazarushouse.org/, or Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Bldg. 9, Lawrence, MA 01843, or to ones charity of choice. Condolences may be made at www.pollardfuneralhome.com. The Pollard Funeral home has the honor of serving the Fox family during this difficult time.