William M. Dox, 85 of Park Ave, Massena died Monday (January 2,2012) at the Massena Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since early November 2011. Family and friends are invited to call at the Phillips Memorial Home, Massena, Wednesday from 2-4 and 6- 8 p.m. A Mass of Resurrection will be held Thursday (January 5, 2012) at 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church with Rev J. Michael Gaffney and Rev Judith Van Kennen co-officiating. Following Bill’s services a reception with refreshments and fellowship will be held at the Emmanuel Congregational Church Community Room, 39 West Orvis St. Massena.
Bill is survived by his wife, Rev. Genevieve M. Dox; and cousins Bonnie Curtin of Massena and Kay Ray of Malone.
Bill was born February 3, 1926 in Massena the only son of Melvin and Beatrice (Tiernan) Dox. He attended Sacred Heart School (now Trinity School) and graduated from Massena High school in 1943. He joined the US Navy in June 8, 1944 receiving his Honorable Discharge June 2, 1946. Bill was a - Yeoman Second Class and served on the LST534. He graduated from Clarkson College in 1950 with a BBA Degree in Accounting and on August 15, 1950 he joined the firm of Pogson and Peloubet & Co. in New York City. Bill became a semi-senior accountant with the firm. In 1955 he returned to Massena to start an accounting practice.
After passing the Certified Public Accounting exam, he became a partner in the firm of Leary and Dox,CPAs. Thirteen years later Bill formed his own firm, William M. Dox, CPA in Massena beginning in 1972. He retired in 2002 selling the firm to Pinto, Mucenski and Watson, PC. Bill was married to Genevieve Metz on October 18,1969 at the Presbyterian Church of New Providence, New Jersey and on November 22,1969 at St. Mary’s Church, Massena.
Bill was a lifelong communicant of St. Mary’s Church where he faithfully served as lector and member of the finance committee. He also participated in the Why Catholic program. For many years Bill was an avid golfer, avid member of the Massena Country Club and a lover of animals particularly cats.
At the request of his family memorials may be made to Trinity Catholic Endowment Fund. Online condolences may be made to www.phillpsmemorial.com.