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NEWPORT – Robert “Bob” Cox, 76, died February 9, 2011 at a Pittsfield hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 2, 1934 in Orrington, a son of Walter and Mary Louise (Tardiff) Cox.

Bob graduated from John Bapst High School, Class of 1952; served in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Korean War; attended the University of Maine; and graduated from the University of Maine School of Law, Class of 1962. Bob lived and practiced law in Newport for over 40 years. He served on the Newport Board of Selectmen and Newport School Board. He was a past member of the Knights of Columbus, Bangor Elks and Newport Kiwanis.

Maxine and Bob wintered in Zephyrhills, Florida and enjoyed summertime at Oak Pond in Skowhegan. Bob enjoyed traveling the rural roads of Maine and often took the “back way” to visit friends and family.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Maxine (Dillingham) Cox; his children, Anne Marie Johnson and companion Rodney Rush of Pittston, Jane and husband Rick Varney, Charles Cox and wife Ellen, all of Bangor, Carol and husband Mark Kontos of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, Robert Cox, Jr. and wife Linda of Canterbury, CT; step-children, Hal and wife Marilee Clark of Portsmouth, NH, and Sue Norris of Palmyra; a brother, Walter and wife Patricia Cox of Hesperia, California; a sister, Mary Lou and husband Ray Cormier of Castine; 14 grandchildren, Nicholas, Whittney and Emmaline Varney, Katie Sino and husband Erald, William, Rose, Victoria and Rebecca Cox, Jordan and Karly Kontos, Hazen Clark and wife Alicia, Darrin Clark, Garth and Tyler Norris; and a special great granddaughter, Dora Clark; many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his ‘third son’ – his son in law, Stanley Norris and by 11 siblings, Mary, Francis, Jacqueline, George, Floyd, Lloyd, Ronald, Margaret, John, William, and David.

Friends may call from 6-8 PM Monday, February 14th, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 2 PM Tuesday, February 15th, at St. Agnes Church, 238 Detroit Avenue, Pittsfield, with Father Kent Ouellette officiating. Spring burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Newport.

The family is grateful for the excellent care and support of the staff at Sebasticook Valley Hospital and requests memorial donations may be made to Sebasticook Valley Hospital emergency waiting area renovation; c/o Mrs. Julie Clark, Sebasticook Valley Hospital, 447 North Main Street, Pittsfield, ME 04967.

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