Sister Cynthia Fox, age 71, died on November 6, 2023 at Villa St. Michael in Emmitsburg, Maryland. She was born July 26, 1952 at Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, North Carolina to Delia Ann (Wain) Fox and David Lee Fox. Before entering the Community, Sister Cynthia was a member of St. Michael Church (Overlea) in Baltimore. She graduated from Seton High School in 1970 and entered the Daughters of Charity on April 6, 1972. Sister Cynthia earned her B.A. in Elementary Education in 1977 from College of Notre Dame of Maryland in Baltimore, and her M.S. in Computer Science in 1988 from the University of Dayton in Ohio.
Following initial formation, Sister Cynthia was missioned as a teacher in the following elementary schools: St. Charles School in Pikesville, Maryland, St. Mary’s School in Rome Georgia, Portsmouth Catholic Elementary School in Portsmouth, Virginia, St. Patrick School in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and St. Joseph School in Martinsburg, West Virginia. In 1990, she was then missioned to Petersburg, Virginia to serve at St. Vincent de Paul High School as a teacher and Assistant Administrator.
Her next ministry was teaching Computer Science at Elizabeth Seton High School in Bladensburg, Maryland. Sister Cynthia then used her computer skills in Information Services at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore and Providence Hospital in Washington, D. C.; then, Sister continued in this ministry at Seton Academy, Caroline Center and Seton Keough High School all in Baltimore. Her next mission was to Emmitsburg where Sister Cynthia ministered in the office and as a computer assistant at Seton Center and later as a tutor at Mother Seton School. In 2014, she was missioned to Villa St. Michael for the Ministry of Prayer, a ministry she held until her death.
Sister Cynthia was preceded in death by her father and her brother, Kenneth Fox. She is survived by her mother, Delia Ann Fox, sisters, Catherine (Cathy) Bacastow and Patricia Chaney, nieces, nephews and her Sisters in Community.
A Wake Service was held on November 9 and the Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on November 10, both in the Villa Chapel in Emmitsburg. Burial followed at Sacred Heart Cemetery on the grounds.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Sister Cynthia’s name to the Daughters of Charity, 4330 Olive Street, Saint Louis, Missouri, 63108.