Peggy Cox

Margaret M. “Peggy” Cox, age 79, of Joliet, passed away suddenly, Thursday, December 1, 2022, at home.

Born August 10, 1943 in Joliet, she was the daughter of Anthony and Margaret (Muldoon) Cunico, and was a graduate of St. Francis Academy.  She married the love of her life, Leonard C. “Len” Cox, and they enjoyed over 59 years of marriage until his passing June 4, 2022.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; her brother, John Cunico; two brothers-in-law, Thomas Murphy and Bob Cox; two sisters-in-law, Edie (Dennis) Kobe and Sharon (Jim) Waxweiler; and two nephews, Mike and Tim Murphy.

Peggy was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be greatly missed and never forgotten.  She loved her Joliet community and all the many friendships she and Len enjoyed, as well as the many friends they made over the years in Cathedral City, CA where they maintained their second home.

She is survived by her four devoted sons, John Cox of Joliet, Joseph (Suzanne) Cox of Lockport, Jeffrey (Barbara) Cox of Joliet, and Jason (Amy) Cox of Joliet; her adoring grandchildren, Cassandra, Dan, Corey, Megan, Jordan, Devin, Ava, Brianne, Madison, Bobbie, Blake, Nolan, Colin and Ryan; her dear great-grandchildren, Griffin, Laila, Grace, Ashton, Harper and Hudson; one sister, Mary Ann Murphy of Romeoville; and several nieces and nephews. 

Visitation for Peggy Cox will be held Thursday, December 8, 2022 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Road, Joliet.  Funeral services will be held Friday, December 9, 2022 at 10:00 a.m., at the funeral home.  Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum, Romeoville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.

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