Doane Beal & Ames

729 Route 134, South Dennis, MA


Philip "Bart" Barton Tubman

November 12, 1968June 24, 2019

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Philip (Bart)Tubman, 50, of Brewster and Lovell, ME., who died at home on June 24, 2019 after a long illness. Bart was passionate about life, loyal beyond measure and spoiled every dog lucky enough to cross his path. He loved his family with abandon and would drop anything to help a friend in need. Bart was an outdoorsman, gardener, and gifted mechanic. He was born, bred and raised hell in his beloved hometown of Brewster, MA.

Bart is survived by his loving wife, Susan Houlahan-Tubman, his father Philip C. Tubman, sister Sara Valentino and brother-in law Stephen Valentino, brother Peter Tubman and partner Melissa Ricciardi. He is also survived by sisters-in law Kathleen Houlahan, Nancy and husband Kevin Hagerty, Patricia and husband Frank Cassisi, Elizabeth and husband Thomas Moore, brother-in law Edward Houlahan, eight nieces and nephews and six great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Diana Tubman.

Bart graduated from Cape Cod Regional Technical High School in 1986. At age 14 Bart began his career working alongside his father in the family business Phil’s Automotives. He spent the next 25 years repairing autos and building and restoring Harley Davidson motorcycles. Most recently Bart shifted his focus and worked exclusively on custom fabrication and hot rods.

Bart and Susan were blessed to spend 24 years together. During their travels they discovered Lovell ME where they built their vacation home. It proved to be a magical place for family and friends to gather. Up to the end, Bart lived proudly and passionately. He will be dearly missed.

Special thanks are extended to Dr. James Stankiewicz and the Infusion Nurses at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Carl Talmo of New England Baptist Hospital and Dr. Lisa Ferley and the Infusion Nurses at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital for the exceptional and compassionate care provided to Bart.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Bart’s memory to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, PO Box 4594 NewYork,NY 10163 or online at www.NMSS.org.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, July 1st from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Doane, Beal and Ames, 729 Route 134, South Dennis. Bart will be buried at the Brewster Lower Road Cemetery at a later date. For online condolences, please visit www.doanebealamesdennis.com


  • Calling Hours Monday, July 1, 2019


Philip "Bart" Barton Tubman

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Ginny Bryant Cain

July 2, 2019

Sending lots of loving thoughts and prayers your way. So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort with your family and friends.
Ginny Bryant Cain

Shyer Pereira

July 1, 2019

So sorry for your loss Susan.

Shyer &Tom Pereira

Michael Folcik

June 30, 2019

Many sun rises and sunsets, R.I.P. Our prayers for the Phil and the family!

Michael & Kristin Folcik, formerly of Brewster (Brewster P.D.)

Barbara Sears

June 29, 2019

My most sincere condolences to everyone. That devilish grin of his will be sorely missed by all.When you got that look, you knew it might be trouble but you were going to have a huge fun in his company. He truly was one of the best.

Glenn Loomis

June 29, 2019

I am so very sorry, Susan.

Dylan Bell

June 29, 2019

So sorry to hear, there’s a lot of memories hanging out at Dave’s garage, and riding quads in Maine. RIP

Billy Burchill

June 28, 2019

So sorry to hear, Such a great guy. RIP Brother.

Terri (Harris) Paukert

June 28, 2019

Bart was always the nicest person. Never a mean word. I am so sorry for your loss.

Kimberley Nickerson

June 28, 2019

Sending love and prayers to my amazing friend Sara and her beautiful family. May you find comfort in your beautiful memories and love and support in family and friends. My heart goes out to you all.

Deb an Don Cardinal

June 28, 2019

We cherish our friendship w Bart an Susan and the wild and wonderful memories we share both in Brewster and Maine . Love always
Deb an Don