Edna Gertrude Fox

Edna Gertrude Fox of Brewster, NY passed away peacefully, with family by her side, at New York Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital Center on February 28, 2020.

Edna was born December 6, 1941, the daughter of Allan Jay and Sarah Elizabeth (Blaney) Kellogg. She graduated from Bethel High School in Bethel, CT and married (William) Doug Fox on May 1, 1965, at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church. Together they had four sons.

Edna was at first stay-at-home mom, then pursued various occupations until settling into, and retiring from, her position as bookkeeper for Clearwater Excavating in North Salem, NY.

Edna loved flower gardening and bingo. She was a closet Yankees fan in a Mets-fan household and enjoyed watching New York Rangers hockey. She truly loved having family parties so she and all could gather and visit with relatives.

She especially loved her grandchildren Erin, Kaeley, Hayden, Natalie, Hannah, Avery, Ian, and more recently, Joseph and Vincent; sons from her daughter Wendy, who she gave up for adoption out of love in April 1964 and recently reunited with.

Edna was predeceased by her husband Doug, her brotherinlaw, Bill Gordon, and her sister-in-law, Carol. She is survived by her children; Wendy DeRose (Joe) of Boonton, NJ, Michael A Fox of Brewster, Patrick J (Judy) Fox of LaGrangeville, NY, Daniel J (Mary) Fox of Brewster, and Andrew C (Jennifer) Fox of Sandy Hook, CT and her grandchildren. She leaves a sister, RoseMarie Gordon of Ancramdale, NY, a brother Alan Kellogg of Hawaii, a brother Richard (Linda) Kellogg of Brookfield, CT, and a sister, Maryanne (Jon) Messinger of Texas.

A service will be held at 11am Thursday, March 5, at Beecher Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Wed. March 4 at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, from 4pm-8pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Edna’s name to: North Westchester Restorative Therapy and Nursing Center, 3550 Lexington Avenue, Mohegan Lake, NY 10547.

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