Milton -- John M. 'Jack' Fox Sr., 81, died peacefully with family by his side on May 11th, 2018 at The Ethan Allen Residence in Burlington after a period of declining health.
He was born on April 23, 1937 in East Granby, Connecticut the son of Marshall Fox and Norma (Nolan) Fox. He attended Simsbury High School, where he was a “Best Dressed” sports star. Upon graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Air force followed by continuing service in the CT Air National Guard. He apprenticed at Pratt & Whitney before joining General Electric/Lockheed Martin of Burlington as a designer where he worked for 30 years, retiring in1997.
Jack married his high school sweetheart Margaret Majeska in 1957 in St. Bernard Catholic Church in Tariffville, CT. Margaret predeceased him in 1975.
He remarried C. Ann ( Szymczyk ) Dunigan in 1976 who survives him. He is also survived by his children John M. Fox Jr. of Sterling, VA., Steven Fox (Michele) of Starksboro, VT, Jeanne Keefe (Timothy) of Jericho, VT, by Ann’s children Mark (Dorothy) of New Orleans, James (Becky) of Milton, Christopher of Wallingford, Mary McAllister (Joe Driscoll) of Hinesburg, Janet (Anne) of Milton, Julie Abnet (Kevin) of S. Hero and Greg (Heather) Dunigan of St. Albans, twelve grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Marie Engelke (Edward) of East Granby, CT and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and his first wife, Jack was predeceased by his daughter Linda Campbell.
Jack was an avid fisherman, hunter, music lover and lawn mower. He was active in many organizations including the Shriners, Masons and was a lifetime member of the Elks Club in Burlington. He was dedicated to his faith and the Red Sox.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Ethan Allen Residence, the Arbors, Bayada Hospice, and all the friends, neighbors and family who provided care and support. Special thanks and a fist-bump to the caregivers and staff of the Ethan Allen Residence, who nicknamed Jack “DJ.” He was often listening to his Red Sox on his headphones wherever he went.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, May 15th from 4-7 pm , with prayers offered at 4pm by Fr. John Feltz, at the Minor Funeral Center in Milton, VT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 16th at 11 am at St. Ann Catholic Church in Milton. Burial will be in the Simsbury Cemetery in Simsbury, CT at the convenience of the family.