Cartwright Funeral Homes


RUBINO, Wayne A., of Avon, formerly of Allston, passed away peacefully on January 5, 2021, at the age of 71, after a 9-month courageous battle with cancer. Born in Boston, Wayne grew up in Allston and Watertown and graduated from Watertown High School. He then entered the military, proudly serving his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Wayne was a retired member of the Teamsters Union Local # 25 in Charleston and worked at Americold Cold Storage for over 30 years. An avid sports fan, he especially enjoyed cheering on the Bruins and Patriots. Wayne enjoyed fishing, working in his yard and was known for his famous 4th of July cookout every year. Wayne took pleasure sitting on his front porch and was the unofficial neighborhood watch, always keeping an eye on his daughters and grandsons who lived upstairs and across the street from him. Wayne took pride in his home and provided a sense of home to all who walked through his front door. A devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend, Wayne always put family first and will be sorely missed by all who were blessed to have known him. Wayne was the husband of the late June R. (Malkofsky) Rubino, with whom he shared 30 years of marriage, and his late loving companion Holly Thompson, who just recently passed away. Loving father of Eliza J. Rubino and Heather A. Rubino of Avon. A second Father to Kenneth Reyno of Avon. Son of the late Salvatore and Dorothy (Donovan) Rubino. Devoted brother of Walter Rubino and his wife Lora of FL, Carol Rubino of CA, Dorothy Rieker and her husband Dennis of SD and the late Paul Rubino, Robert Rubino and Marilyn Rollins. Cherished “Papa” to Robert C. Rubino and Anthony W. Rubino. Dear brother-in-law of Nancy Rubino of FL, Mark Malkofsky of Newton and Carol Malkofsky of Waltham. Also survived by his beloved dog “Kelly” and his cats “Mittens” and “Maggie”, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In keeping with the Covid-19 guidelines, which include face coverings, social distancing and wait times in line due to temporary limited capacity, relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, January 11th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at the Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 No. Main St. (RT. 28) Randolph. A Private Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 12th in the Funeral Home. Burial will follow in St. Michael Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Wayne’s name to the Jimmy Fund, c/o Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. For directions or to leave a sympathy message for the family, visit


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