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HUBERT, Marion Norton passed away peacefully at her home on September 3, 2021 after a fall on July 1. Marion was born June 23, 1930 in Newark, New Jersey and raised in a large, loving, multigenerational Italian household. It is from these beginnings that family was always her priority. At the age of 12 she met her husband Everard "Ed" Hubert, whom she married after World War II. Marion was active in the USO during the war. She and Ed were married for over 68 years. Marion and Ed raised three sons, Edward N. Hubert, Brian Kevin Hubert and Barron Marshall Hubert and and their eldest, daughter, Karen Barr Oliver who was her dedicated and loving caregiver. After the births of her four children, Marion enrolled in college to pursue majors in Psychology and History. Marion received her education from Monmouth University and earned her degrees there while running a busy family household. She overcame many obstacles to complete her education and begin her distinguished career as an educator. The majority of the 38 years she spent teaching were in the High School History classroom, where she imparted her love of history and reading to countless students. One of the highlights of her career was her time as a member of the faculty at Boca Ciega High School where she developed many lifelong friendships with colleagues. Marion was honored as a Florida Master Teacher many times and wrote the first high school curriculum for Ethnic Studies used in the state of Florida. Two of Marion's great loves were for the world of books and travel. She was an avid reader from the time she was young, often to be found in her local library. She also loved to travel, a joy which she shared with students through her work for over ten years traveling with the People-to-People program from Europe to Asia to behind the Iron Curtain. Marion loved bringing groups of students abroad, and it was on these travels that she developed lifelong relationships, and in particular her treasured friendships with her French families with whom she and her family exchanged visits for more than 30 years. Marion was a consummate hostess and talented cook making everyone who came to her home feel comfortable and welcome. She was constantly creating, writing many children's books, including whimsical stories set in the places she had visited during her travels. She also enjoyed painting. Marion was preceded in death by her husband, Everard; son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Maria Hubert and their son Hendrix, and their firstborn son Edward Hubert's beloved son, Uriah. Marion's love lives on in her granddaughter, Morgan Barr Lewis and grandson-in-law, Bradford Lewis and their children, Rawlins and Blythe Marion who where a loving part of her later years. Daughter-in-law Dorothy Hubert was special to her. Her granddaughters and grandsons held a warm place in her heart. She is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren, all of whom were a great joy to her. If you wish to honor Marion, please, in lieu of flowers, donate to your favorite library or to Big Bend Hospice in her name. Marion was a caring and gentle person who effected change in her lifetime by actively supporting causes for justice and equality. Hers was a life well lived.
Published by Tampa Bay Times on Oct. 10, 2021.
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I know that even though you have a loss, you still have some great memories. I hope those memories will give you comfort in knowing God is with you and your family lean on him in your time of sorrow. Please accept my most deepest condolences.
Simone Taylor
October 12, 2021
You are missed and always will be, such a is with fondness I remember you in Colts Neck, NJ objecting to a long hair guitar picker dating your now, 56 years later and how everything changed over those years...I deeply admired your intelligence and achievements under extremely trying conditions...and yes, I finished the Da Vinci bio you gave me the other month and it will always be a special reminder of you. Peace...
October 10, 2021
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