Attorney David E. Fox, 80, of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts died on May 17, 2021 at his home in Mattapoisett after a brief illness.
He leaves his wife of 47 years, Barbara (White) Fox, his daughter, Deborah (Fox) Medici; sons, David B. Fox and his wife Janice of West Bridgewater; Todd Hutchinson of Titusville, FL; and a brother, John Fox of Greensboro, GA; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and a niece and 2 nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son Brad Hutchinson of Irving, TX; sister, Elizabeth (Fox) Jacobs of Ohio, his parents, John T. and Florence E. (Noble) Fox, and a wife, Brenda Fox.
Born in Keene, NH, he was raised in Southern Vermont and moved to Pembroke, MA to raise his family before retiring to Mattapoisett in 2013.
He was formerly employed as a trust & estate attorney for Plymouth Home National in Brockton and had a private law practice in Norwell with the late Charlie Hayes, and later with John T. Reynolds.
David, affectionally known as “Papa”, is remembered for being highly devoted to his family, and always putting them first! One of his greatest passions was sailing, and he owned several sailboats in his lifetime. He was also an avid rower, hiker and camper.
David was a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association; The Twenty Associates of Brockton; Whaling City Rowing, New Bedford; and the Mattapoisett Yacht Club.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, May 21st from 4-7 pm at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Road, Mattapoisett. For directions and online condolence book, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the American Cancer Society, https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate.html