Fundraiser aims to helps Marlborough family with college fund


MARLBOROUGH – An ongoing fundraiser is aiming to help pay university expenses for the children of a Marlborough High School graduate who passed away suddenly last month.

Loved ones of Adam Brian Cobb began the fundraiser to provide college funding for his two children, Preston and Evelyn, in the wake of his death.

Cobb, 42, was born in Newton but spent much of his youth in Marlborough. He later attended Stonehill College in North Easton, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He moved to Nashville to attend business school, graduating with a masters of business administration in negotiation and mediation.

Adam Brian Cobb passed away on Feb. 10.

He died suddenly on Feb. 10 in Tennessee, survived by Preston and Evelyn, as well as his parents Brian and Nancy Cobb and sister Heather Cummings. 

Adam was a cheerful, funny, generous, and lasting friend to all,” his obituary notes. 

He volunteered at Habitat for Humanity, Big Brother Big Sister and at his children’s schools.

“An excellent cook, he always visited with a unique and delicious dish to share,” his obituary continued.

Cummings launched the fundraiser seeking $50,000. It had amassed $37,472 as of Sunday. 

A funeral for Cobb was held in February, but friends and family are invited to celebrate Cobb’s life at Marlborough Country Club on Sunday, March 20, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Cobb’s children. 

Along the way, friends and family have shared notes to Cobb’s family.  

“Adam will be missed tremendously by friends and family. He was funny, sarcastic, sincere and caring,” Michelle Garcia wrote on the GoFundMe page. “I will miss him deeply. Sending his family my sincerest condolences.”

“Gone way too soon,” said Tina Wojciechowski, another donor. “…Adam will be deeply missed. Praying for Adam’s children and his beautiful family.”

“As Heather’s best friend, Adam was like an older brother to me all through my childhood,” she continued. “I will forever cherish the memories made and so many moments of joy in the Cobb home. Sending so much love. Love you all.”

Those interested in donating to this GoFundMe can do so by visiting