David James TUBRIDY

TUBRIDY - David James, 91, of Bellmore, NY, loving husband and father of ten children, retired New York City Fire Captain and private practice attorney, died peacefully at his home on September 14, 2013. David was born on July 11, 1922, in Bronx, NY, the oldest of eight children to Irish immigrants, James D. Tubridy and Anna Colgan. He graduated from Fordham Preparatory School and was awarded a football scholarship to Providence College, where he studied pre-law until he was called into service during World War II.David served in the United States Army in the European theatre. During the war, he graduated officer's candidate school and was commissioned a First Lieutenant. After his return from the war, David completed college and on September 13, 1947, married his childhood sweetheart, Joan Doyle. In 1948 David joined the New York City Fire Department, following in the footsteps of his beloved father who had died in th line of duty. David was highly respected by fellow firefighters and rose to the rank of Captain. He retired from the NYFD in 1974. David was awarded the Juris Doctor degree from Fordham Law School in 1951, and he and Joan moved to Bellmore, Long Island. He was a lector and devoted member of St. Barnabas Parish and a founding member and former Grand Knight of the local council of the Knights of Columbus. David was a man of deep faith and personal integrity. He was dignified, charming, social, and blessed with a good sense of humor. David enjoyed music, photography and sports. At home, he defined the lifestyle of a do-it-yourselfer. David was pre-deceased by Joan, his loving wife of fifty-five years, his beloved son, Christopher, his parents and four siblings. He is survived by nine children, twenty-four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and three sisters. David's surviving children and their spouses are David Tubridy Jr. and Aileen of Marblehea, MA; James Tubridy and Kerrie of Bronxville, NY; Pamela Tubridy Baucom and James of Walpole, NH; Joan Tubridy of Delhi, NY; Michael Tubridy and Antoinette of Narragansett, RI; Eileen Tubridy-Kline of Delhi, NY; Maura O'Connor and Timothy of Ridgefield, CT; Stephen Tubridy and Adrienne of Marblehead, MA; and Kathleen Ryser and Scott of Westminster, MD. David's family appreciates all who helped with his care during his final years. We are deeply grateful for their tireless dedication to him. Visiting hours will be on Sunday, September 22, from 2:00pm-4:00pm and 7:00pm-9:30pm at Bartholomew and Sons Funeral Home, Bellmore, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 23 at 10:45am at St. Barnabas Catholic Church, Bellmore, NY. A private burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Rockville Centre, 90 Cherry Lane, Hicksville, NY 11801.

Funeral Home

C S Bartholomew & Son Funeral Home Inc
302 Bedford Ave Bellmore, NY 11710
(516) 785-0225

Published in Newsday on Sept. 19, 2013