Former member Army National Guard


Douglas-Tarbox-Obit-webNORTH READING — Douglas F. Tarbox of North Reading, formerly of Everett and Chelsea, passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, June 2, at Winchester Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was 83 years old. Born November 18, 1931 to Ralph and Stella (Howell) Tarbox, he is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joan L (Gill) Tarbox (formerly of Chelsea and Everett). He is also survived by his son Thomas and his wife Kathleen (Bolt) Tarbox, his grandchildren Katie and Andrew, and his daughter Diana Tarbox and her husband Bart Puopolo, all of North Reading. He was the much loved brother of Ralph Tarbox Jr. of Roanoke Rapids N.C. and wife Shirley, as well as the late John “Jack” Starr and wife Rosita of Chester, N.H.

Doug served as a member of the 182nd Infantry Regiment of the Massachusetts Army National Guard. He was employed for over 40 years by the Boston Gas Company. He was an active volunteer with the Town of North Reading Senior Center and the Mission of Deeds in Reading. He was also a loyal member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in North Reading. Doug will be remembered by his family and friends for his unique sense of humor and kind heart. He was beloved and respected by all who knew him. He will be greatly missed.

A memorial service and celebration of his life was held on Saturday, June 6, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 235 Park Street, North Reading.