Sandown, NH — Richard “Dick” E. Hubley, of Sandown, NH passed away on August 28, 2012 at Parkland Medical Center, Derry, NH.
He was born July 17, 1925 in Haverhill, MA, son of Elmer Adams Hubley and Mabel (Montgomery) Hubley. A lifelong resident of Haverhill, MA, before moving to Sandown NH in September of 2005. He attended Haverhill Public Schools, graduating fro Haverhill High School, class of 1943.
After graduation from high school, Dick served in the Army from 1943 to 1946, where he participated in the battle of Okinawa, serving with The Headquarters Detachment, 216th Quartermaster Battalion. When the war ended in 1945, his unit was transferred to Korea to serve in the Army of occupation. He received the WWII Victory Medal, American Campaign Ribbon Bar, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged in March of 1946 with the rank of Technical Sergeant.
He attended Merrimack College and was employed by Western Electric Company for 35 years, retiring in May 1981 as Department Chief of General Accounting. After his retirement, he was hired as a consultant for American Telephone & Telegraph International in Bunbeg, Ireland with the Telectron Plant in 1982 and again in 1984.
He was a member of the baseball team in high school and also played for “The Cleary Cleaners” team in the Inter Town League in the 1950’s. He was an avid golfer and was a member of the Amesbury Country Club for over 50 years.
He served on the Budget Panels of the Haverhill United Fund for several years. In 1964, he became a Corporator and later a Trustee of Pentucket Bank, where he was currently serving as Chairman of the Audit Committee.
He volunteered at the Council of Aging for several years, assisting the elderly with the preparation of their income taxes. He was a former volunteer at the Special Collections room of the Haverhill Public Library. He was formerly President of the Griffin-White Home for Aged Men and Couples, and was currently serving on the Board of the Griffin-White Foundation.
Dick was a member of the Hampstead Congregational Church, serving as Treasurer and Trustee; Friends of the Hampstead Library; Essex Society of Genealogists, and the New England Historic and Genealogical Society of Boston. With his wife, he published a book, “The Descendants of Nathaniel Brickett of Newbury , Massachusetts.”
He leaves his wife of 66 years, Claire (Wardwell) Hubley, who he married on April 14, 1946. Also one daughter, Dale and her husband John “Jack” Clayton of Plaistow, NH. Four grandchildren, Robert Lane and Charles Clayton of Plaistow, NH; Danielle (Lane) Solari and her husband Andrew of Falmouth, ME; Erin (Clayton) Stephens and her husband Jason of North Andover, two great grandchildren, Sofia and Arabella Solari; brother Robert Hubley of Derry, NH, 2 nieces, one nephew and several cousins.
ARRANGEMENTS: His Memorial Service was held on Saturday, September 1st at 1:00 pm at the Hampstead Congregational Church. Interment was private in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem, NH. Arrangements were by H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Haverhill and Bradford. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Hampstead Congregational Church, 61 Main St. Hampstead, NH 03841-2035. Condolences to his family may be made at