Cecil Cox Jr.

cox_cecilwebRetired Boston Police Officer, Sergeant Cecil Carlyle Cox, Jr. a lover of Jazz and Baseball, passed peacefully in his sleep at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA, on Friday May 9 at 12:25pm, after a lengthy battle with emphysema. He was 81.

Mr. Cox was a native Bostonian, born and raised in Roxbury, MA and the oldest of fourteen children. Mr. Cox was a graduate of English High School, a member of the U.S. Army and proud member of the Boston Police Department from 1961-1996. He raised his family in Dorchester, MA.

Mr. Cox is survived by his wife, the former Ramona Justine Matthews of Gilberton, PA, (3) daughters, Cynthia, Pamela and Rona, and (2) sons – Cecil III and John; (10) Grandchildren – Rona, Samantha, Luther III, Jonathan, Ramona, Maisha, Alexandra, Mia, Cianna and Cecil Joseph; (6) Great grandchildren – Brianna, Mark, Jabari, Kamari, Avery and Anylah; Beloved siblings – Dolores, Steven, Richard, Doralean, Robert, Thomas, Wayne, Deborah and Donna; and he was predeceased by siblings Barbara, Janice, Kenny and Sylvia.

Funeral Service in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Thurs.  May 15 at  11 o’clock. Visiting Hours Weds May 14   4 – 8 pm. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

If desired contributions in Cecil’s name may be sent to:  Home for Little Wanderers(http://www.thehome.org/site/PageServer?pagename=give_about#.U3EezIFdWa8) or

Tufts Medical Center Trust – Please direct gift to “Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service”(https://www.kintera.org/site/c.5oJCLSPwFhJYG/b.5905505/k.2E92/Donate_Now__Tufts_Medical_Center/apps/ka/sd/donor.asp?c=5oJCLSPwFhJYG&b=5905505&en=7gKDKOMrG6JMKYPuF5LJIVOFKqLXL6NCJeKOKWMAL9KJJ3NQF).