NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

July 31, 2013

Philip Dubina


Georgetown — Dubina, Philip, 94, of Georgetown, Mass., formerly of Winthrop, died peacefully on Monday July 29, 2013, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House. He was the beloved husband of the late Lillian (Wiligurski) Dubina, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. Born in Boston’s West End, he was the son of the late Harry and Sophia (Suchastowka) Dubina. Mr. Dubina entered the army in February 1941, and served with the 15th Engineer Battalion Co. C of the 9th Division during World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart for his efforts at the Battle of Remagen Bridge in Germany. Mr. Dubina was employed by the MBTA until his retirement in 1978. He was also an active member of the Polish American Veterans Post 13, Chelsea, and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. Mr. Dubina is survived by his four children, Myron P. Dubina and his wife, Diane, of Georgetown, Dennis Dubina and his wife, Rosanna, of Summerfield, Fla., Phyllis (Dubina) Merritt and her husband, David, of Ipswich, and Douglas Dubina and his wife, Susan, of Groveland. He was also the loving grandfather of Myron Jr., Brian, Philip, Tiffany, Matthew, Garrett, Branscombe, and Arianne, and great-grandfather of Evan, Ayla and Gavin. Dad will be remembered for his endless love of family, his deep commitment in service to his country, and his love of sports, especially of the Red Sox. Dad was the first to receive a personal home visit by Red Sox ambassadors to view the World Series Trophies from 2004 and 2007. Dad’s gentle and kind ways brought laughter and warmth to all whose lives he touched.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held at the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea, on Saturday, August 3, at 11 a.m. Visiting hours will precede the service, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. The family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Philip Dubina, with all funds going to research, to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund , 34 Washington Street, Suite 200, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481, or online at www.curealz.org, or in memory of Philip, donations to Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial/Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.