AUGUSTA--Clifford Cuvier Cox of Winthrop passed peacefully at the Maine Veteran’s Home on September 3, 2021 at the age of 79. Born to Walter Cox and Lucille(Putnam)Cox in 1942, Clifford grew up in the family home in North Monmouth. Lettering in football, basketball and baseball, Clifford was full of Mustang Pride when he graduated from Monmouth Academy in 1960. After his time in the service, he returned to Monmouth and married Shelley Pulsifer who he met at a local dance. They soon moved to Winthrop and raised a daughter. Clifford held a few jobs over the years, mostly odd shifts. He eventually returned to school and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine at Augusta in 1979. He then settled into a job with the United States Postal Service where he worked until his retirement in 2000. \r\nThrough the years, Clifford, known to family as Fife, loved golfing at Springbrook, a passion he shared with several of his family members. He especially loved hunting down and collecting lost golf balls. His other hobby, besides drinking coffee, was playing the ponies at Scarborough Downs and Lewiston Raceway with his betting buddies.\r\nHe is predeceased by his parents, a brother Richard Cox, sister Norma (Cox) Fides, sister Arlene Jacobsen, sister-in-law Louise (McDonald) Cox, brother-in-law Richard Foster, and his brother Kenny Cox. He was also predeceased by his pride and joy, his Golden Retriever Brandon, and the love of his life, his cat Smudgie.\r\nFife is survived by his daughter Cindy Dunham and her husband Scott of Winthrop; granddaughter Ashleigh Dunham of Ellsworth; granddaughter Taylor Dunham of Winthrop; his ex-wife and close friend Shelley (Pulsifer) Gearheart of Winthrop; Four siblings Shirley Foster of Winthrop; Linwood Cox of Biddeford; Carole Sanders and her husband Mike of Oakland; Sandi Christenson her husband Vincent of Florida; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and a few great great nieces and nephews.\r\nThe family would like to thank the nurses, doctors and staff at the dementia ward in the Maine Veteran’s Home for the care they have shown over the past few years. \r\nCondolences may be shared with the family at www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com \r\nA memorial military service will be held at the Maine Veterans Cemetery (Civic Center Drive Committal Shelter) in Augusta on Thursday September 16, 2021 at 12pm. Arrangements are under the care of Roberts Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Winthrop.