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Margaret "Peggy" A. (Marcus) Fox

July 31, 1928 ~ July 30, 2022 (age 93)


Margaret “Peggy” Fox passed away on July 30, 2022, the day before her 94th birthday. Born in New Rochelle, New York on July 31, 1928, she moved to Hampton, CT with her parents, Margaret and Axel Marcus, in 1932, and lived the rest of her life here. Peggy grew up on the property that would later become known as Trail Wood, when her mother sold the farm to Pulitzer Prize winning author, Edwin Way Teale, and moved to the home of her daughter’s young family.

Graduating from Windham High School, Peggy worked in secretarial positions in Hartford prior to becoming Hampton’s Town Clerk in 1967, a position she held for the next 35 years.  She and her husband, Charlie, who was the Post Master, were often the first to greet newcomers to town at the Post Office and at Town Hall, the first to make people feel welcome.  In her role as Town Clerk, Peggy was “the face of the town”, and treated everyone with respect, friendliness, warmth, and a wonderful sense of humor. She was not only knowledgeable and efficient, Peggy knew and genuinely cared for everyone, and everyone knew and genuinely loved Peggy Fox. She was also a life-long member of the Little River Grange and the Hampton Congregational Church, as well as a member of the Ladies Aid Society and the Seniors Organization.

Predeceased by her husband, Peggy is survived by her daughters, Dorothy Fox of Middletown, and Carolyn and her husband Bert Mendelson of Metairie, Louisiana, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, Jennifer Subervielle and her husband Shane and their children, Jonah and Everleigh, of Boerne, Texas, Josiah Mendelson of River Ridge, Louisiana, Daniel Mendelson and his wife Glory and their children, Amelia and Eleanor, of Kenner, Louisiana, and Rachel Mendelson of New Orleans.

A Memorial Service will be held on August 6, 2022 at 10:00AM at the Hampton Congregational Church, 263 Main St. Hampton. Her burial will be private.

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