Thomas A. Zubricki
December 31, 2014
Thomas A. Zubricki passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday evening. He was 43. The beloved husband of Laura Rose (Johnson) Zubricki he leaves his two children, Victoria Rose and Matthew Benjamin Thomas Zubricki. He is also survived by his mother, Donna A. Denaro and her husband Samuel P. Hassan of Medford and his father, Thomas Zubricki of New Hampshire. His brother Benjamin Andrew Zubricki passed away in 1999. Tom is further survived by his grandmother Peggy W. Hassan and his mother and father-in-law Paul W. and Norma S. Johnson of Medford. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law.

A devoted and loving husband, father and son, Tom was adored and respected by his family, friends, co-workers and those he so arduously cared for as a medical professional. The lead phlebotomist at Quincy Medical Center for steward Health Care, Tom worked tirelessly for long hours until the hospital’s closing on Christmas Day. He was to begin his new Steward assignment at Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton on January 5th. Having had Type I diabetes since early childhood, Tom worked passionately as a counselor at the Clara Barton Diabetes Camp and as a fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. In addition to his camp counseling and mentoring young people, Tom did all he could to find the cause of, and a cure for, Type I juvenile Diabetes.

Tom loved spending hot summer days body surfing at Nantasket Beach with his loving family. Inspired by his mother’s 35 year career as a registered nurse, Tom followed in her footsteps and after a brief hiatus as an MBTA Green Line Train Operator, returned to the Medical Profession where he earned a reputation as the best of the best in the field of phlebotomy. He was often summoned to do the most difficult blood draws of both the elderly and very young pediatric patients. His bedside manner and compassion as a caregiver was second to none.

A graduate of Medford High School, Tom went on to further his education at Bunker Hill Community College, The Computer Learning Center in Somerville, and later earned his Phlebotomy certification. Tom lost his younger brother Benjamin after a 6 year battle with cancer in 1999. He married his childhood sweetheart shortly after his brothers passing and with his loving wife raised his exceptional children, Victoria and Matthew.

His funeral will be from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford, Tuesday at 9 AM followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Raphael Church, 512 High Street, Medford, at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Visiting hours Monday 2 - 4 & 6 - 8 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made in Tom’s name to the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), Suite 103, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.