Marguerite Pié Cox
September 26, 1916-March 4, 2015
Marguerite (Mimi) Pié Cox, age 98 of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Manor Care Health Services. Born in Baltimore on September 26, 1916, Marguerite was the daughter of the late Paul F. Pié and Margaret (Blandy) Pié. Her family moved to Newark in 1920 where she graduated from Newark High School and attended the University of Delaware. She and her late husband Dr. Clyde M. Cox, a long time Newark dentist, were married 49 1/2 years and raised four children.
She was an original member of the “Chiselers” sculpting group and she studied with many prominent artists. Her many art works leave lasting memories cherished by all who knew her. Marguerite was a member of St. John’s/Holy Angels parish. An active member of the Women’s Altar Society and the Annual Christmas Bazaars. She was a long time member of the Newark Country Club and an avid golfer and bridge player well into her 80’s. She was a member of the Newark Historical Society and the Newark New Century Club. She served as a guide during the Winterthur Museum’s Annual Spring Tours.
In addition to her parents Marguerite was preceded in death by her husband Dr. Clyde M. Cox and a son Dr. Thomas D. Cox. She is survived by her daughter Elizabeth Potochney (Joseph) of Newark; 2 sons Richard Cox (Brigitte) of Florida and John “Jack” Cox (Alison) of Canada; daughter-in-law Donna Cox of Newark, brother, William Pié (Anne) of Connecticut; sister, Anne Barbazette (William) of Florida; 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family truly appreciates the compassionate care that Marguerite received as a resident at Manor Care Health Services over the last five years.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Wednesday morning, March 18, 2015 at Holy Angels Catholic R.C. Church, 82 Possum Park Rd., Newark, DE 19711. Internment will follow at All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions in Marguerite’s name be made to Holy Angels School, at the address listed above or to the Newark Historical Society, 429 South College Ave, Newark, DE 19711.