Dabney, Thomas Nicholas Jr. Of Dover, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at the age of 75. He was the son of the late Thomas Nicholson Dabney and Elizabeth Train Soule of Westwood, MA. Nick graduated from Middlesex School in 1956 and received a BA from Middlebury College in 1961. Following college he served as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army stationed in Europe and went on to earn an MBA from Harvard University in 1966. He married Virginia Anne Robinson in 1969. Nick joined the wealth management firm Welch & Forbes in 1972 and worked there until retiring as Partner in 2006. Nick was an accomplished skier and boatsman. As a child, he spent summers on North Haven, ME with his family, where he learned to sail. In more recent summers, he was happiest on Cape Cod, boating among the Elizabeth Islands near Falmouth, MA. In the winter, Nick enjoyed skiing with his Dad and later with his own family. He was a longtime member of Ski Club Hochgebirge, co-founded by his father. Nick was active with Community Work Services of Boston and supported The Posse Program at Middlebury College. Nick was eternally grateful to the dedicated group of caregivers who lovingly cared for him during his final years. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Robinson; his sister Elizabeth Geier; two sons Thomas N. Dabney and George S. Dabney; daughter Virginia R. Dabney; three grandchildren, Thomas N. Dabney III, Nathaniel Lewis Dabney, and Aaron Scott Dabney. A Celebration of life will be held from 2-5pm on Saturday, January 25 at the Dedham Country & Polo Club, Dedham MA. To share a memory of Nick please visit

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Published in The Boston Globe on Jan. 16, 2014