ASHLAND – Douglas Glassman, 52, of Ashland, formerly of Canton, passed away on April 8, 2019 in Boston.
He was the son of Elliot and Doris (Polian) Glassman and the husband for 25 years of Eileen Stark-Glassman.
Doug was the owner of Mass Bay Limousine which provided private and regional transportation in the Greater Boston and Metrowest area for 25 years.
He most recently worked for Fairview Estates in Hopkinton.
Doug was the proud father of Elyssa and Leah Glassman of Ashland, the little brother of Leanne and Jim Rand and Jennifer and Geoff Port, brother-in-law to Caitlin and Michael Stark and uncle to Melissa, Jessica, Michelle, Daniel, Maya and Dylan. He was the son-in-law of Frederick and Sandra Stark.
Growing up in Canton, Doug developed his love of music and later attended Berklee College. He founded Mass Bay Limousine while still in high school.
The company grew over the years and Doug was awarded the Lift Bus Contract for public transportation in 2000 and he maintained that contract until 2009.
Doug worked tirelessly to serve the Metrowest community. He was a respected transportation executive and a caring boss.
Doug will be remembered for his kindheartedness, fun spirit and outgoing disposition. Doug loved life, he enjoyed being with his family, friends, coworkers and the people he drove.
Doug had a knack for striking up a conversation with anyone. He appreciated people for who they were, he truly cared for others and would go out of his way to help wherever and however he could. Doug had the wisdom to know that life is not always fair and to make the most of his time. He would always explore his surroundings, finding beauty wherever he was.
His pride and joy were his daughters. He loved talking about life with them, making music with them and encouraging them to be their best and follow their passions.
Doug faced his medical condition with optimism and grace. He had great faith in the medical community, participated in clinical trials, and was hopeful that the new advances in treatment would help him as well as others. He focused his energies on what was most important to him during this last year, spending time with family and friends, the residents at Fairview Estates, playing music, taking mini trips, attending concerts, weaving, being in nature and meditating.
A funeral service will be held Sunday, April 14 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main St. Ashland, with burial to follow in the Pride of Lynn Cemetery in Lynn.
Visiting hours will be held Sunday from 9:00-11:00am prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, 415 Crossways Park Dr. Suite D, Woodbury, NY 11797