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Bernadette R. Fox

April 14, 1931 ~ June 15, 2020

Bernadette Fox (nee McGrath), loving wife of John Patrick Fox (Dec.), Devoted mother of Kathleen (Thomas Childers), Patricia (Kevin Butler), John (Sheila Kerin), and Eileen (Kevin Donnelly). Doting grandmother of Brian, Erin (Corey O’Neal), Tommy (Randi Lee Venturini), Caitlin, Chris, Lauren (Glen Roche), Lisa, Kelci, Tyler (JoAnna Hart) and Megan. Proud great grandmother of Grace, Kellan, and Kennedy Marie.


Bernadette was one of six children born to Irish immigrants. She was born and raised in the Bronx and raised her family there as well. Until the day she died, she always remained extremely proud of her heritage and roots. Aside from her children, grandchildren and great grand-children, she is survived by her brother, Martin (McGrath) and her sister, Nora (Annunziata).


She had a long career in banking while also raising her children. She loved singing, playing cards, and just conversing with people, whether they were old friends or recently met strangers. Despite significant health problems in her later years, her stubborn determination and will to live allowed her to see, feel and experience much more than anyone would have ever imagined.


She loved to quote aphorisms, metaphors and other general life lessons to her children and grandchildren. These were often a source of deep reflection when quoted accurately and appropriately, but just as often a source of mutual laughter when misapplied. When that happened, she would often be the one laughing loudest and hardest.


She will be sorely missed but no one can ever take her sunshine away.


In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make donations to The American Lung Association in Bernadette’s name.


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Kimberly Scott

June 17, 2020, 6:29 pm

I am so sorry for your loss
Eileen. Although I never met your mother I know that she was special because she raised an extra special person. May God be with you and your family during this difficult time.
Love you always
Your friend Kim❤

Pat Gutierrez and Family

June 17, 2020, 8:49 pm

My condolences to the Brian, Kelci, Tyler and the entire family and to you my dear friend Eileen, you have been such an incredible daughter to Bernadette. I am sure knowing she felt loved must give you keep peace of mind. May our prayers comfort you.

Margaret Green

June 17, 2020, 11:55 pm

Rest In Peace Mrs. Fox You are a great lady whom
I have very fond childhood memories of. Kathy, Pat, John, Eileen : May all the happy memories bring you peace during this sad time. Holding you all close to my heart ❤️
Love, Margaret Grace xxoo


June 18, 2020, 1:06 am

Dear ,Pat and family So sorry for the loss of your mother. Bernadette was such a loving person. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you morn for your mother. Love, Betty DiBlasi

Kevin Fox

June 18, 2020, 1:16 am

You know how much we loved your mom. She will be missed dearly.. My deepest condolences to your entire family.. May she RIP…

Sheila Plvan

June 18, 2020, 1:18 am

What a legacy. God bless you all as you mourn xx

David Murphy

June 18, 2020, 7:06 am

May the Peace of Christ be with your Mom and loved ones too. Prayers Amen

Norris Knowles

June 18, 2020, 12:24 pm

To The Family:

“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.”

Please accept my deepest condolences.

– Norris

Jamie Brown

June 18, 2020, 12:29 pm

From my family to yours,
we extend our deepest condolences for your loss.


June 18, 2020, 12:29 pm

Kathy, Pat, John& Eileen: May all your happy memories bring you peace at this sad time. I can hear your mom’s laughter!
Holding all of you close to my heart and in my prayers ❤️

Lola Bryant

June 18, 2020, 12:30 pm

My sincere condolence to you and your family on the loss of your mother. And I pray, the peace of GOD to hold, to guide, and gracefully see you through.


Andrea Femoyer

June 18, 2020, 12:43 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom will remain with you always in your kind heart & in the many memories that you shared

Carol Gantes

June 18, 2020, 12:57 pm

John, sorry for your loss as well as the lost of your family. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.

Vivian Dole-Chu

June 18, 2020, 1:11 pm

I am so sorry for your family’s loss. I always enjoyed hearing John speaking of you Mom. Enjoy all the beautiful memories you shared with her! May she rest in peace.

Andrew Fiore

June 18, 2020, 1:46 pm

I am so very sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Andrew Fiore

Jan and Larry Naldi

June 18, 2020, 7:35 pm

The world has lost a shining star!

Bernadette was a one of a kind lady who brought joy, laughter, wisdom and her zest for life everywhere she went. She touched the lives of all who were fortunate enough to know her. Her love of family was amazing. Her legacy lives on in you, her accomplished children, her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was so proud of you all. Your memories will keep her in your hearts forever.
Our hearts are saddened for all of you.

Eileen, Geoff, Keith, Tim, & Matt Lanza

June 18, 2020, 8:24 pm

We’re so sorry for your loss Kathy, Tom, Tommy, Chris and all the Fox family. Your mom, grandma, great-grandma was a wonderful, caring, funny woman who will be missed. She lived a long life and now is among the angels in heaven with your Dad/Grandpa. She may be gone, but will never be forgotten. Keep all the happy memories in your hearts.

Waldo Lopez

June 19, 2020, 12:39 pm

To John Fox and Family:

My deepest condolences to your entire Family during this difficult time. I am sorry for your loss.

Leslie Goldstein

June 19, 2020, 1:19 pm

Patricia — Heartfelt condolences to you and your family. — Leslie

Ralph Janzen

June 19, 2020, 3:17 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God may grant your family peace during this difficult time.

God bless,

Ralph Janzen

Brianne Conlan

June 19, 2020, 7:56 pm


I am sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

With sympathy,
Brianne Conlan

LaTisha Brown

June 19, 2020, 9:14 pm

My deepest condolences to you and your family for your loss. May God grant you the strength to endure this difficult time. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Francis J Drumm Jr

June 22, 2020, 8:30 pm

Although I have not seen your Mom in many, many years, I remember well her laughter. I’m sorry for your loss.

Jim and Pat Childers

June 25, 2020, 1:39 pm

Our deepest sympathy and prayers in your time of grief. Losing a parent is a painful event. Remember the wonderful things about her and it keeps her alive in your heart.

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