Stuart Craig Hubbard, 55, of Weston, formerly of Newtown, died February 9 after a gallant fight with esophageal cancer. He died peacefully at home surrounded by his friends and family. He was born in New York City on March 16, 1962, to Fay (Stevens) and Phil Hubbard, Jr.
His father, Philip Hubbard, Jr, and his wife, Louise, of Nantucket; his girlfriend and the love of his life, Jennifer Conlon Collier of West Palm Beach, Fla.; his children, Ellis Archer-Hall Hubbard and Tess Caitlin Hubbard, both of Newtown; his two brothers, Philip Hubbard III and his wife, Denise, of Redding, and Steven Hubbard and his wife, Karin, of Bethel; numerous nieces and nephews; and more friends than one could count who survive him.
His beloved mother, Fay, predeceased him.
Mr Hubbard attended Weston Schools, Elizabethtown College, and Sacred Heart University. His favorite hobbies were listening to great music much too loudly, drinking mediocre wine with dear friends, and spending time with his children, who his loved ones say will continue to be a light in his heart.
He was an avid aviator, soloing at 16 years old, attending helicopter flight school and continuing his passion by traveling to air shows with his dad and flying RC planes. He could often be found hiking local and exotic trails, skateboarding, using his Dremmel drill for some new, interesting hobby, or taking his children on adventures. He is most lovingly remembered as a truly wonderful friend. He gave the people he loved everything he could and would be there at a moment’s notice if they needed him, with that big smile, a bottle of that mediocre wine, and a ready hand. His loved ones say he will be missed more than they can express.
Calling hours will take place at Shaughnessey-Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road, Fairfield, on Thursday, February 15, from 5 to 8 pm.
A memorial service will be at Norfield Congregational Church, 64 Norfield Road, Weston, at 11 am, on Friday, February 16. An additional celebration of his life will take place on Nantucket in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Connecticut Hospice, in honor of Stuart Hubbard, at 100 Double Beach Road, Branford CT 06405, or hospice.com.
To send an online condolence, visit shaughnesseybanksfuneralhome.com.