Murry D. Dubick, 77, of Marlborough

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Murry D. DubickOct. 21, 1946 ~ May 22, 2024

Marlborough – Murry D. Dubick, 77, of Marlborough, MA, passed away suddenly while vacationing in Las Vegas, NV, with his wife of 30 years, Ellen (Bittle) Dubick.

He was born in Portsmouth, NH, the son of the late Benjamin and Jeanette (Yoffee) Dubick. Murry grew up in Brookline, MA, and graduated from Brookline High School in 1964, where he played basketball. He continued his basketball career at Boston State College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974.

Murry served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War as an Electronics Technician on the USS Allagash. Throughout his life, he held various roles, most notably working as a transportation supervisor for the former Framingham News (now MetroWest Daily News) for eleven years. He later worked as a substitute teacher at Marlborough High School, where he was affectionately known as “Mr. D.” He was deeply dedicated to education and was admired by his students and colleagues for his patience and willingness to help.

He is survived by his loving wife, Ellen Dubick; a daughter, Nickie Dubick, and her partner Kathleen “KP” Perez of Bronx, NY; a daughter, Debra Brooks Hayes, and her partner Reggie of Hudson, MA; and a son, Daniel Dubick, and his wife Debbie of Framingham, MA. He was predeceased by his son, David Dubick, who died in 2005.

He also leaves behind his two brothers – Michael Dubick, and his wife Joanne of OR, and Stanley Dubick, and his wife Linda of CT. He found great joy in his five grandchildren and their families; Brittney McCue, her husband Nicholas, and their 3 daughters, Layla, Ava, and Cecilia, of Methuen, MA; Elizabeth Dworkin, her husband Nathan, their son, Austin, and their daughter, Presley, who resided with Murry and Ellen in Marlborough, MA; Victoria Brooks, and her 2 daughters, Riley and Felicity, of Worcester, MA; His grandsons Jacob and Benjamin Hayes of Hudson, MA. He also leaves his long-time, dear friends, Jane Bittle and Arthur Bittle (siblings) of Marlborough, MA, with whom he resided for over 30 years. There were other special people in his life – relatives and friends – too numerous to list, all of whom knew that they had a special place in his heart.

He enjoyed traveling with the love of his life, Ellen. The two of them would find adventure every single time they got in the car together, and they would dream of things to come. He loved doing crossword puzzles, playing cards, reading, and writing. He wrote a children’s book, Winston The Lion, to pass on to his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Murry was a large man at 6’3” tall. Oftentimes, he could be perceived as intimidating, but if you looked beyond his physical size, you could see he had a loving and caring side to him that was warm and comforting. “Winston” was a way of letting children know that one’s size is not important – it’s what’s inside the heart that truly matters.

He was known for his warm and friendly personality. He had a great sense of humor and could always be counted on to share a good joke or a funny story. Murry’s kind and compassionate nature made him a beloved figure in his community, and his positive outlook on life was an inspiration to all who knew him. He often said: “If a person minds their own backyard, the world will be a better place to live.” The world is a better place for all who knew and loved Murry. He will remain in our hearts, always…

A private graveside service with military honors will be held in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Connery Avenue, Bourne. There are no calling hours.

All are invited to sign Murry’s online guestbook at www.collinsfuneral.com.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Collins Funeral Home, 378 Lincoln Street, Marlborough, MA.

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