CPA founded Quest Financial Services

Published in the September 30, 2015 edition

LYNNFIELD — Robert Dubee lost a long battle with cancer on Sept. 24, 2015. He was 68 years old and far too young to have left this world. He died at home surrounded by love from his daughters, wife and dog, looking out at the ocean he so often sailed.

Bob grew up in Beverly, attended Beverly High School and graduated from UMass Amherst with BA and MBA degrees and received a master’s degree from Bentley University. He became a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner. He worked at Digital Equipment Company in the 1970s and 1980s when DEC was a computer giant in the industry. He went on to found Quest Financial Services in Lynnfield, where he offered investment, financial planning and accounting services to a large roster of clients. He was a successful businessman and loved his work, never wanting to retire. His early death granted him that wish.

He was a life long sailor and long time member of Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead. With friends and family, he would most frequently cruise Penobscot Bay in Maine and once attended the Wooden Boat School to take a course in celestial navigation. He was a cautious skier and an avid football fan, frequently attending Boston College games. He also loved his dogs, a series of Golden Retrievers. He was known by friends and family for strong political views, a penchant for overcooked hamburgers, a quirky sense of humor and a soft side that he took great pains to (unsuccessfully) hide from all.

Bob will be sorely missed by his wife Louise Rothery; his daughters and sons-in-law, Kristen and Lincoln Lavoie and Lauren and Dean Sleeper; and his dog, Salty.

His burial will be private but in lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor his memory are encouraged to make a contribution to one of his favorite charities: American Cancer Society, The Jimmy Fund, St. Jude Hospital for Children, Doctors Without Borders, The Wounded Warrior Project, Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue. Arrangements by Eustis and Cornell of Marblehead.