November 17, 2018

Obituary

Buckley Hubbard

Buckley Hubbard

Buckley Hubbard

Buckley Hubbard, III, 68, of Williston, died peacefully at home on July 5, following a long illness. Buck was born in Erie, Pa. on May 24, 1948, the son of Winifred Fischer Hubbard and the late Buckley Hubbard Jr.

A graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H., he attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Following graduation he served in the U.S. Navy (LTJG) for 3 years as the deep sea diving officer aboard a salvage and rescue ship, the USS Opportune.

On January 22, 1972, he married Arabella Nash, and together they raised a family of three children.

His business career began as an employee benefits specialist with New England Life and Hubbard Bert Karle Weber, Inc. in Pa. Later, in 1988, he joined his brother in Williston where he managed their custom home building company, Hubbard Construction, Inc., until his retirement in 2012.

Buck took great pride in his service in the Navy as a deep sea diver. He enjoyed spending time with his family, his hunting companions and his friends at the YMCA. He was a devoted spinner and was routinely seen working out almost every morning. He also cherished his time spent with loved ones at family cottages in Nags Head, N.C. and Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada. He also looked forward to hunting trips every year with friends at a log cabin in Tionesta, Pa.

He is survived by Arabella, his wife of 44 years; three children: Buckley H. Hubbard (April) of Wilmington, N.C., Phebe Mott (Brent) of Hinesburg and Jaquelin Hubbard of Beverly, Mass.; four grandchildren: Phebe and Buckley Hubbard of Wilmington, and Ruby and Ezra Mott of Hinesburg; his mother, Winifred F. Hubbard of Vero Beach, FL; two sisters: Melinda Rhoads (Bob) of Duxbury, MA, and Natalie Hubbard McDevitt (Ray) of Arden, DE, and one brother, George Hubbard (Jan), of Williston, VT, and numerous nephews and nieces. Buck was predeceased by his father, Buckley Hubbard, Jr., on July 4, 2001.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, July 11th, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church, 95 Allen Road, South Burlington, VT. The memorial service was held July 12 at Essex Alliance Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Greater Burlington YMCA or to St. Timothy Anglican Mission.

Arrangements were with the Cremation Society of Chittenden County, a division of the Ready Family. To send condolences online, please visit cremationsocietycc.com.

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