Diana Cox | Obituaries | The Eagle Tribune

July 14, 2022

Salem – Diane Martin Cox, 91, of Salem, NH passed away Thursday, July 14, 2022. Born in New Jersey, Diane was the daughter of the late Helen (Norton) and the late Randolph Martin. She grew up in New Jersey, graduated from Millburn High School, and earned her Bachelor of Science in Home Economics from Cornell University. Diane earned a Masters in Education from Western Connecticut State University. She has lived in New York, California, Connecticut and New Hampshire.
After graduating, Diane worked as a food chemist for the French company RT, where she helped develop the first cake mix. She hosted a TV show promoting French products and worked in the food industry all her life. She taught Culinary Arts at BCVA School in Norwalk, CT. Sewing, cooking and gardening were among her passions. She and her family loved spending summers with her parents in Bermuda. She was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hiking, biking, and playing tennis. Diane was a founding member of Rebuilding Together in Santa Rosa, California, an active member of the Rails to Trails Conservancy, volunteered at the Living Room in Santa Rosa, and was a member of Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church. She volunteered at the Bread of Life Food Pantry. Diane and Thomas Cox were married at Christ Church in Short Hills, NJ in 1954. Her husband predeceased her. his three beloved daughters, Martha Cox McKay and her husband Andrew of Boston, MA, Wendy Cox of Warren, VT, and Lisa Stift and her husband Robert of Salem, NH; He will be deeply missed by his four grandchildren, Thomas Stift, and his fiancée Alexandra Harvey, Allison Stift, Alexander Stift and James McKay.
Calling hours are Sunday, July 24, 2022 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church, 171 Zion Hill Rd, Salem, NH. The memorial service is Saturday, September 10, 2022 at Trinity Church Boston 206 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA at 10 a.m. His urn will be interred in New Jersey.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Diane’s name to: Bread of Life Food Pantry at Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church, Salem, NH. Please go to www.triumphantcross.org. Select the Bread of Life tab and click on the donation link. Please select Food Pantry under “Give to:” and enter in the memo notes “In memory of Diane Cox”.
To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.

Published on July 22, 2022

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