Theresa M. Fox, 86

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SOUTH PORTLAND — Theresa M. Fox, 86, of South Portland, died Oct. 18 at South Portland Nursing Home.

She was born in Van Buren on March 3, 1928, the daughter of John and Louise (McIntosh) Tardif. She was educated in Portland schools.

Fox worked at Springer’s Jewelers for 20 years, and later worked for five years at the Fashion Bug, in South Portland. She was known for being service-oriented in her work, and always found a way to please customers.

Her hobbies included cross-stitching and traveling, taking trips to Aruba and to Las Vegas with her husband, Ken.

She was a past communicant of Holy Cross Church, in South Portland. She was also a member of the Emblem Club, Elks Lodge No. 188.

Fox was predeceased by her parents and a son, John Wayne Roberts, who was killed in the Vietnam War and memorialized by the naming of John Roberts Road, near the Maine Mall, in South Portland.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Kenneth W. Fox, of South Portland; five children, Frances Shaw and husband, Rick, of Cranston, Rhode Island, Steven D. Roberts and wife, Yen, of Cranston, Rhode Island, Kenneth M. Fox, of South Portland, Brian K. Fox, of Algonquin, Illinois, and Glenn A. Fox, of Buxton; two sisters, Bernadette Tirabassi, of Portland, and Marie Basmajian and husband, Gregory, of Falmouth, Massachusetts; eight grandchildren, Johnny, Kelley, Nalani, Felicia, Tyler, Ben, Nate and Danny; and two-great grandchildren, Stevie and Caleb.

A funeral was held Tuesday at Hobbs Funeral Home, in South Portland.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to South Portland Nursing Home, Activities Fund, 42 Anthoine St., South Portland, ME 04106, or to Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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