Anna N. Fox

NORTH FRYEBURG — Anna N. Fox passed away Monday, Oct. 18, 2010 at home surrounded by her family.

Anna was born in Freedom, N.H. on Sept. 10, 1923, the daughter of Walter and Abby (Walker) Nutter.

Anna graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1941, and married Richard R. Fox on March 29, 1943 in Moultonboro, N.H. Anna and Richard bought their farm on Fish Street in North Fryeburg in 1948, where they raised their seven children. Anna was first and foremost a farm wife and mother. After high school, she worked in Concord, N.H. at a government school making radios with her sister Virginia. Anna worked for the U.S. Post Office as a rural carrier and in the office of Kennett Oil in Conway. She served on the board of trustees for the Fryeburg New Church and the Fryeburg Academy Alumni Association. She was a charter member of the Merry Makers Christmas Club and a member of the Pocahontas Order of the Red Men. Anna was an active member the Maine Farm Bureau for many years.

Anna was a loving wife and mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, neighbor and friend. She always had open arms and welcomed any and everyone to her table. She will be remembered for easily setting an extra plate at her large farm table and always having a chocolate cake ready for dessert.

She is survived by her devoted husband Richard R. Fox; children Judy Chase, Joyce Kennett, Jean Blake, Alan Fox, Tom Fox, Ken Fox and Karen Grey; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; her sisters Virginia Harris and Nancy Bailey; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brother Paul and a grandson.
Visiting hours will be held at the Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren Street, Fryeburg, on Thursday, Oct. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 22 at the New Church of Jerusalem with the Rev. Susannah Currie officiating, followed by a committal at Riverside Cemetery in North Fryeburg and then a luncheon at the New Church provided by the Fryeburg New Church Alliance.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fryeburg New Church, Saco Valley Fire Association or Fryeburg Rescue. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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