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F. James Lubinski
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  • Donate Life of New England
    60 First Ave.
    Waltham, MA 02451

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“Dear Donna and family,Gen and I were saddened to hear of Jimmy's death. He always had a smile on his face and a few tricks up his sleeve. We will...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Francis McNamara - Rockport, MA

“Donna, so sorry for your loss. May Jim rest peacefully. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Pam LaConte Hart - Wakefield, MA

“I would like to offer the entire Lubinski family my sincere sympathy. May Jim rest in peace. Respectfully, Mrs. Paul Tighe ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Sheila Tighe - Melrose, MA

“Jackie and all the Lubinski family,Please accept our sincerest sympathy on the loss of Jim. Cherish all your wonderful memories.Love & Prayers,Rich ...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Lauren Applegate - Lancaster, SC

“Donna, Jen and Steve,Please accept my sympathies during your difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Paul Johnson - Melrose, MA

“Donna,Steve& Jen, So sorry to hear of Jim's passing.Since I have known him since we were kids, it was really nice to reconnect with him and Donna...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Patti Boni - Melrose, MA - Friend

“Donna, Jennifer and Steven, so very sorry to hear of Jims passing. I remember him first as a neighbor to my parents when my Jennifer played with your...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Linda Kaestner - Venice, FL

“So Many laughs. R.I.P. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: william finn - Saugus, MA

“Donna, Steven and Jennifer,Your husband and father was truly a kind and generous person who had gained many friends through the years. I fondly,...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Richard & Myra Lyons - Melrose, MA

“Donna, Jen and Steve: Linda and I send our deepest sympathy our prayers and our love to you all. Jim will live forever in our memories. ...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: John McNamara - Friend

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA

F. James Lubinski, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away at the Brigham Health and Rehabilitation Center in Newburyport on December 22, 2018. He was 67 years of age. Jim was born in Malden on April 30, 1951. He was raised in Malden and graduated from Malden High School in 1969, from University of Massachusetts Boston and received his Masters Degree from Northeastern University. Mr. Lubinski held numerous jobs throughout his career; as a drug councilor, a probation officer, and then as owner and president of Community Connection/JFL Marketing, Inc. Jim produced the phone books for over 25 years in Melrose, North Conway, New Hampshire and for more than 25 towns across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. Mr. Lubinski was loved by his friends and family and was a great boss to his employees. Jim loved spending time with his family whether they were skiing at the local ski mountains in the North Conway area or spending time at their home on Conway Lake boating, water skiing and fishing. He enjoyed playing tennis and was an avid golfer and a longtime member of Bellevue Golf Club in Melrose. Mr. Lubinski was the loving husband of 48 years to M. Donna Fagone-Lubinski. Beloved father of Jennifer T. Tuite & her husband Dr. Joel Tuite of Littleton, NH and Steven F. Lubinski & his wife Nichole of Boxford. Grandfather of Jackson & Wyatt Tuite and Mason & Noah Lubinski. Caring brother of Joseph Lubinski, Jackie Zell, Cheryl Figelski and the late Debby Finn. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St. Wakefield on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 10:00AM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. There are no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Jim's name to Donate Life of New England, 60 First Ave, Waltham, MA, 02451. To send a message of condolence please visit