April 10, 2015
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Bonnie June Dubiski, cashier at Winn-Dixie No. 720, celebrated her 90th birthday March 21.​

Bonnie June Dubiski, a cashier at Winn-Dixie No. 720 in Englewood, Florida, has a secret almost no one who meets her for the first time would guess – she celebrated her 90thbirthday March 21.

Dubiski cares passionately about what she does and is always eager to engage with customers. She’s made so many friends along the way that she is fondly called the community’s “Winn-Dixie Grandma.”

Bonnie June started her career with Winn-Dixie 21 years ago and has been at the current Englewood store since its grand opening in 1996.

“Bonnie June is a constant presence for many of our customers and our community,” said Craig Clemons, Winn-Dixie No. 720 director. “She’s an excellent employee and even better community member – she’s still so involved in local organizations and we have developed partnerships with them out of her membership.”

Bonnie June works three days a week at Winn-Dixie, and on her days off she sometimes stands outside the store selling red poppies to raise funds for the local Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter and she helps raise funds for her church.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Bonnie June moved to Massachusetts to be with her late husband. The couple always dreamed of living in Florida, and more than 30 years ago, she made that dream come true.

She said her favorite part about working at Winn-Dixie is cashiering, because she gets to talk to the customers.

“We have good rapport with the customers in this store,” said Bonnie June. “It’s a family area, family store. We know a lot of customers by first name and they like that. Most places aren’t like that so when they come in here, they feel a familiarity.”

Through the 19 years she’s worked at the Englewood store, Bonnie June said she’s enjoyed being a constant in the lives of her store’s customers.

“I’m blessed to know so many great people, at work and in my personal life, and to be able to share in their lives and them in mine,” said Bonnie June. “I like to tell them I’m not really 90 – just 80, for 10 years running!”

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Winn-Dixie No. 720 associates celebrated Bonnie June Dubiski’s 90th birthday by decorating her register with balloons.

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