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Obituary: Richmond C. Hubbard ’48

Richmond C. Hubbard, M.D., age 94 of Bethel, beloved husband of Jeanne M. Hubbard passed away Sunday, January 16, 2011 at Bethel Health Care.

Dr. Hubbard was born on June 19, 1916 in Lincoln, Rhode Island to the late Carlton and Catherine Hubbard. He grew up in Greenwich, and attended schools there.

After high school, he went to Antioch College then on to Medical School to become a doctor, specializing in Psychiatry and Neurology. He served in the U.S. Army as a doctor stationed in Germany during the World War II era. He had the first Psychiatric Practice in Danbury along with starting the first free clinic.

His dedication and compassion to his patients was always more than just a job to him, the patients always came first. He was a past president and member of the Rotary Club of Danbury. He and his wife, Jeanne enjoyed traveling and playing tennis. His love for reading was his passion. He touched so many lives in one way or another during his lifetime that he will be sadly missed by all.

Dr. Hubbard is survived by his loving wife, Jeanne of 42 years; a son, David Hubbard and his wife, Patricia; daughter, Brenda Plute and her husband, Joe; daughter, Ruth Hubbard Lovinsohn; five grandchildren, Ben, Molly, Gordon, Michael and Amber; and many nieces, nephews and other family members. He was predeceased by his brother, Mel Hubbard and two sisters, Dorothy Wilson and Twitt Zumer.

The family will receive friends in the Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, Monday evening, January 24, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family in the Spring.