TEWKSBURY, MA — Philip F. Corbin, Jr., age 76, a resident of Tewksbury for 48 years, passed away at his home, surrounded by his family, on Friday, July 9, 2021.
He was the beloved husband of Marilyn L. (Shanks) Corbin with whom he would have celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on July 22, 2021.
Born in Somerville on July 28, 1944, he was the son of the late Philip F. Corbin, Sr. and the late Beatrice (Skyles) Corbin.
Phil was raised in Charlestown. He was graduated from Matignon High School in 1963, and attended Northeastern University.
Prior to his retirement, he owned and operated Wilmington Center News for 22 years. He previously worked for Globe Iron Works, which was owned by his late father.
Phil was known for his kindness to his family and others, including animals. Every lost animal seemed to make their way to Center News, where Phil would take care of them and make sure they were safe.
He loved watching and talking about sports. He was an ardent New England Patriots fan who never missed a game. Whether it was the Celtics, Red Sox, Bruins, golf, or his beloved Patriots, Phil enjoyed them all.
In addition to his wife Marilyn, he is survived by his son and best friend, Frank P. Corbin and his wife Corinne of Tewksbury; his grandson, Andrew D. Corbin of Tewksbury; two brothers, Gregory Corbin and his wife Cathy of Middleboro, and James Corbin and his wife Linda of Saugus. He leaves several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Calling hours are Tuesday, July 13, from 4-8 p.m. at the Farmer & Dee Funeral Home, 16 Lee St., Tewksbury. His funeral procession will begin Wednesday, July 14, at 9 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by his Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Williams Church, 1351 Main St., Rte. 38, Tewksbury. Interment at St. Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury. In lieu of flowers, donations honoring his memory may be made to the MSPCA-Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844.