East Lyme - Kingsley K. Hubby, Mrs. Frank Winfield Hubby III, 104, of Princeton, N.J. and Old Black Point, East Lyme, passed on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.
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As the only child of short-story writer and novelist, Hugh McNair Kahler and Louise Kingsley, who lived in Kennebunkport, Maine; Princeton, and Southern Pines, N.C., Mrs. Hubby was born into a circle of their friendships with Booth Tarkington, Kenneth Roberts, James Boyd, John Marquand, John Galsworthy, P.G. Wodehouse, H.L. Menken, James Michener, Struthers Burt, Pearl Buck, Edna Millay, publishers and editors.
In the 1920's and 30's she served on boards of New York City charities. Mrs. Hubby studied with impressionist Willard Metcalf and Abbott Graves, and was an accomplished painter, wordsmith and reader. She and her father worked to break German codes during World War II, a talent she exercised all her life with the Saturday Review and NY Times acrostics, double acrosstics, and crosswords.
She was prececeased by Mr. Hubby in 2005; and her daughter, Kingsley H. Gallup, Mrs. George Gallup III, in 2007.
She is survived by her children, Nicholas Hubby of Boston and Cape Neddick, Maine, Dr. Frank B. Hubby of Savannah, Ga., Alison Hoverston of Denver, Colo.; and eight grandchildren.
Her charities include Princeton Hospital; Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, New London; Weir Farm; the J. Alden Weir Homestead, Wilton; the Mystic Seaport, The Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Published in The Day from Dec. 8 to Dec. 11, 2012