Obituary: James E. Trubia

James E. Trubia, at 61
James E. “Tank” Trubia died, after a period of declining health, on Friday, May 4. He died at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was 61.
Mr. Trubia was born and raised in Hull. He graduated from Hull High School in 1974 and furthered his education at Salem State College, earning his degree in 1979. He worked as a supervisor for the state Department of Transitional Assistance for 33 years, retiring in 2015. 
Mr. Trubia loved coaching baseball, and he was great at it. He was also an avid Boston sports fan. A lover of Chinese food, especially steak wor bar from the former Sar Ho’s Restaurant in Hull, he will be remembered as a happy-go- lucky man with a great sense of humor. He was a devoted husband, a cherished father, a loving son and brother, and a great friend who stayed strong to the very end. He will be sadly missed, but never forgotten. 
He was the beloved and devoted husband of Jo-Anne (Tarbox) Trubia, his wife of 41 years. He was the loving son of Elizabeth (Anderson) Trubia and the late Salvatore Trubia; the cherished father of James P. Trubia, of Springfield; and the brother of Michael Trubia and his wife, Eileen, of Connecticut, Lawrence Trubia and his wife, Margaret, of Hull, and the late John R. Trubia. 
Mr. Trubia was the brother-in-law of Mari-Anne Sullivan and the late Thomas Sullivan, of Hull, and Paul Tarbox and his wife, Debbie, of Florida; and the nephew of Grace Anderson, of Hull. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. 
Funeral services were held Wednesday. Mr. Trubia was laid to rest at Hull Village Cemetery. 
Memorial donations may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. See for online condolences.