NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — John E. Fox, 85, of Lovewell Pond Road, Fryeburg, died Sunday, May 15, at Mineral Springs.

He was born in Stow, Dec. 1, 1925, a son of Augustus and Eliza Smith Fox, but grew up in West Lovell and was educated in local schools. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.

He was employed by Lovell Lumber for 43 years, retiring in 1987. He was a very kind and gentle man who enjoyed many quality years of camping with his family, and tinkering in his garage. He also loved old cars.

He is survived by his wife of almost 69 years, Violet Fox; his daughter, Diana and her husband, Dwight Mchellan, of Conway, N.H.; daughter, Kay Legare and her husband, Paul Legare, of North Waterford; he also left behind three grandchildren, Kevin Mchellan of Cambridge, Mass., Michael Mchellan and his wife, Cindy, of Fryeburg and Michelle and Jane Legare, of North Waterford; two great-grandchildren, Matthew Mchellan and his fiancee, Karissa Watkins and Marcus Mchellan of Fryeburg.

He was predeceased by his infant daughter, Fay Ann Fox; and his only sibling, Charles Fox.

We appreciate the special care that Merriman House gave to dad during the seven years that he was a patient there and also to Mineral Springs Nursing Home during the last two years of his life. For the many years that he was in the nursing home his wife, Violet, would drive to North Conway almost every day to visit him. At the nursing home, Violet would play songs by Peter Allen.

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