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Thomas W. Dabuliewicz

Thomas “Tom” W. Dabuliewicz, 74, of Gardner died Friday, December 14, 2018 in Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center after a long illness with his family by his side.

                Born in Gardner on May 10, 1944, he was the son of the late Walter and Antoinette (LeBlanc) Dabuliewicz.

                Tom was a graduate of Leominster High School with the Class of 1963. He was the Owner and Operator of Kays Dairy Bar for 27 years until his retirement in 2004. Prior to owning Kays Dairy Bar, he worked for General Electric in Fitchburg as an inspector for 11 years. 

                Tom loved cooking, going to the movies, gardening, fishing, motorcycling, snowmobiling, vacationing and doing woodworking projects. His greatest joy were his family and his pets. He was always known as a thoughtful, kind and generous person who was always whistling.

                He leaves his wife of 34 years Paula M. (Griczika) Dabuliewicz of Gardner; one daughter Michelle L. Kelley and her husband Jason of Royalston; one sister Shirley Chatigney of Fitchburg; two grandchildren Amber Augusto and Brandon Augusto; three great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  

                Funeral Services are private and will be held at the convenience of the family.

                Memorial Contributions may be made to Gardner Animal Control Facility, c/o Board of Health, 95 Pleasant Street, Room 29, Gardner, MA, 01440. Please make checks payable to the City of Gardner Shelter Fund.

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Many happy memories of growing up on Park Street and Tom always had
a smile and his laughter was contagious. . His motorcycle was a big part of his life.
He will be sorely missed by all whose lives he touched.
Rest in Peace Tom.
Our condolences to Paula and family and Shirley.

Al and Donna (Sweet) Watts Dec 27 2018 12:00 AM

Rest In Peace Tom
Love you, Aunt Claire & Daughter, Eileen

Eileen Connor Dec 20 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Dabuliewicz

Eileen Connor Dec 20 2018 12:00 AM

To Paula and family sincere condolences. I would often visit Tom and Paula at Kays dairy bar. No matter how busy they always had time for friends. Toms smile and laughter would fill the place while Paula would supervise the front but also make time for visitors. We would kid each other and ask about our families also. Truly a kind and caring man who is now at piece. (Mary Bergevin)

Mary Bergevin Dec 18 2018 12:00 AM