Hugh F. (Frank) Hubbard, 94, of East Bridgewater died March 12, 2016 after a period of failing heath at Lifecare Center of West Bridgewater. He was the loving husband of the late Shirley L. (Porter) Hubbard. Born in Dorchester, MA, he was the son of the late Hugh F & Addie May (Woodward) Hubbard. He was raised in Dorchester and Whitman, graduating from Whitman High School. After WWII he married Shirley and raised his family in East Bridgewater.
During the Great Depression he worked at the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) which was part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. Mr. Hubbard used to reminisce about his family sitting around the radio at night listening to President’s Roosevelt’s fireside chats.
Mr. Hubbard was a WWII veteran. He proudly served his country from Dec 1941 to April 1945, having enlisted in the Army immediately after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater where he was involved in the Papuan Campaign in Australia. Hugh earned the Good Conduct Medal, the Distinguished Unit Badge and the Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon
After the war he attended Stockbridge School of Agriculture at UMass Amherst. He was a microbiologist working at H. P. Hood & Sons in Charlestown for over 25 years and then, before his retirement, worked for Garelick Farms in Franklin, MA.
Past Patron of the Sachem Rock Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star; Past Master and Secretary of the Satucket Lodge A.F. & A.M. in East Bridgewater.
Mr. Hubbard is survived by his children, Janice Cassani and her husband Kenneth of Bridgewater; Sharon Hayward and her husband Mark of East Bridgewater; Stephen Hubbard and his wife Nancy of Carver; Paul Hubbard and his wife Diane of East Bridgewater and Linda Astor and her husband Scott of East Bridgewater. He is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by his sister, Edith (Hubbard) Putnam.
Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation period at the Prophett-Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 35 Spring St. East Bridgewater on Tues. March 15, from 5-8pm, a funeral home service will be held on Wed. at 10am and burial will follow at Central Cemetery.