Gregory Raymond Fox, 71, of South Windsor, Connecticut, beloved husband of Paula (Casavant) Fox, died unexpectedly on March 22 at his home. He was born in Dunlo, Pennsylvania, on May 14, 1947, son of the late John Henry and Ellen (Pavlak) Fox. Greg grew up in East Hartford, Connecticut, and graduated from Penny High School in 1965. He owned and operated Fox’s Service, a light equipment and rigging company he began in 1968.
Greg was married to the love of his life, his soulmate, Paula Casavant, on Sept. 22, 1979. Together they lived in South Windsor since 1977, where they raised a family. Greg will be remembered by his family and friends for being a simple man who would do anything for anybody. He enjoyed car shows and loved to take rides to the beach with his wife. He was a man of great faith and was a member of Crossroads Community Cathedral, where he was part of the street ministry and attended Men on a Mission, a prayer group in Vernon, Connecticut. He was a man of great integrity and old-school thinking, and had an incredible work ethic.
Family was most important to Greg, and he cherished every moment he could spend with his wife, children and grandchildren. Along with his wife, he leaves his children, Jason Fox and his wife, Victoria, of South Windsor, Dawn Moore of Las Vegas, Caleb Fox and his wife, Emily, of West Hartford, Nathan Fox and his wife, Maggie, of Manchester, Connecticut, Zachary Fox of South Windsor, and Samuel Fox of East Hartford; his brother, John Fox and his wife, Deborah, of Lake Mary, Florida; his sister, Ruth Ann Moore of San Jose, California; and his grandchildren, Amanda, Bradley and Elijah. He also leaves his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Stephen and Mariann Casavant of South Windsor, Louis and Diane Casavant of Hopkinton, and Peter and Deborah Casavant of North Carolina. Greg also will be missed by his faithful companion Max. He was predeceased by his sister-in-law, Marcia Yates.
A funeral service was held March 29 at Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home (carmonfuneralhome.com) in South Windsor. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, and/or World Challenge, Mail Processing Center, P.O. Box 8930, Pueblo, CO 81008-8930.