Mrs. Dorothy (Barry) Cox


Andover - Mrs. Dorothy (Barry) Cox, a resident of Andover formerly of Lawrence and beloved wife of the late Vincent T. Cox, passed away at the Holy Family Hospital in Methuen on Friday, August 23, 2019 due to complications of a stroke. She was 96 years old.
Born in Lawrence, on August 11, 1923, she was the beloved daughter of the late Walter A. and Kathryn (Peabody) Barry. Mrs. Cox was employed as an Executive Assistant for the Insurance Industry, and also worked at the American Woolen Co. She met her husband, Vincent (Bud) Cox at the Hampton Beach Casino in NH. Dorothy faced her numerous cancer diagnoses in her later life, with grace and courage. Her family and home were very important to her. In her spare time, she enjoyed visiting casinos, knitting and crocheting. She was an avid fan of Boston sports. Dorothy's positive and kind manner will be sorely missed by all.
Dorothy is survived by her loving daughters; Diane M. Cox of Andover, Martha C. Fraser of Gloucester, Sheila J. Cox of Andover and Amy P. and her husband, John W. Morris of Billerica and granddaughters, Lindsey and Emily Morris and many nieces and nephews. Dorothy enjoyed the family cat, Sweetheart. She was the sister of the late Paul and Donald Barry. Dorothy was the mother-in-law of the late Michael J. Fraser. Donations may be made in Dorothy's name to the American Cancer Society or the charity of one's choice.
Funeral services will be privately held. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home of Andover. For additional information, please visit,
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Published on September 5, 2019
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