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Clara C. Cox

Obituary for Clara C. Cox

September 19, 2017
New Haven, Connecticut

Loving Wife, Mother, Sister, Grandmother and Great Grandmother


Clara Constance Nuzzolillo Cox, 81 of New Haven, formerly of West Haven, Westfield, MA, and Hardyston, NJ died peacefully on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at the Mary Wade Home with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late James R. Cox, Sr. Clara was born in New Haven on September 16, 1936, a daughter of the late Julius and Alice Pearson Nuzzolillo. She had resided in New Haven for much of her life, and had also resided in Hardyston, NJ for ten years, Westfield, MA for ten years, and West Haven for twelve years. She was the secretary for the former J. Cox & Son Casket Co. of Westfield, MA for fourteen years. Clara is survived by two sons, Terrence (Yvonne) Cox of Tampa, FL and Robert (Jennifer) Cox of West Haven, five sisters, Gloria Clastko, Linda (Michael) Gaitley of Cypress, CA, Melrose Gallagher of West Haven, Anna (Arthur) Vincent of Naugatuck, and Alice (David) Fiorillo of Tucson, AZ, six grandchildren, James Cox, MPD and Edward J. Cox, Jr. of Hamden, Terrence Cox, Daniel Cox and Christopher Cox of Port Jervis, NY and Lucila Cox of Lima, Peru, and five great grandchildren, Colton, McKenna, Averie, Lucas and Damian Cox. She was predeceased by two sons, James R. Cox, Jr. and Edward J. Cox, one sister, Margaret Simpson, one brother, James Nuzzolillo, and one granddaughter, Kristi Lee Cox.

Clara's family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven. Her funeral procession will leave from the funeral home on Monday at 9:15 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. in St. Bernadette Church, 385 Townsend Ave., New Haven. Burial will follow in All Saints Cemetery, North Haven. Memorial contributions in Clara's name may be made to the Mary Wade Home, 118 Clinton Ave., New Haven, CT 06513, or online at

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