HILLSBORO - David I. Hubbard, passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.
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He was born in Hampstead on Nov. 27, 1927, the son of James and Margaret Hubbard, and was a graduate of Pinkerton Academy in Derry. Upon graduating High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Army during the waning days of World War II, and served with the Occupational Forces in Japan, as well as being called back to active duty during the Korean War.
He was a graduate of Long Island University in New York, with a Degree in Horticulture. For many years, he was active in the Boy Scouts, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. He was also active as a leader and Scoutmaster for a number of years. David was always involved in local church and civic activities wherever he lived; if there was something that needed to be done, chances were that you would find him there, quietly pitching in.
His spirit of community mindedness was most prominently on display with his involvement in the Hillsboro Food Pantry, which he was Director of for nearly 15 years. He was a Life Member of the Abbot-Downing Historical Society, (formerly the Concord Coach Society). His love of wagons and stagecoaches was well known, and for many years he was a guide at the Society's display barn at the Hopkinton Fair Grounds. He restored a number of wagons in his lifetime; one of them is still in use today, nearly 40 years after he completed the restoration. No matter what his "day job" was, he was never happier than when he was home at his small corner of the world on Hubbard Farm. Whether it was tending to the animals in the barn, working in his shop, or cultivating the flower and vegetable plants that he sold from Hubbard Farm Greenhouse for many years, there was no other place on Earth where he would rather have been.
Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Norma Hubbard of Hillsboro; his daughter, Bonnie Mickle and her husband, Fran, of Cheshire, Mass., and Bonnie's son Paul Bowman Jr. of Ballston Lake, N.Y., Paul's wife Kim, and their children, Riley and Bryce; his sons, George Davenport, of Stoddard, George's wife, Lisa, and their son Benjamin, and Charles Davenport, of Hillsboro, his wife, Samantha, and their daughter, Olivia.
In addition to his parents, his first wife, Margery,(the mother of two of his children), his son Colin, and his sister, Jean, all died earlier.
As per his wishes, there will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are being handled by the Cremation Society of N.H.; services will be private.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date; the announcement of place, date, and time will follow.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dave's name may be made to the Hillsboro Food Pantry, 107 Windsor Rd., Hillsboro, N.H. 03244; the Abbot-Downing Historical Society, P.O. Box 4077, Concord, N.H. 03302, or the
Published in The Concord Monitor on Nov. 14, 2013