Herbert R. Fubel

September 29th, 2014

Herbert (Herb) R. Fubel of Tewksbury- retired Navy, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on September 28, 2014.

After proudly serving in the US Navy Reserve for 21 years, Herb retired in 1994. For 25 years, he was employed by Department of Defense on Hanscom Air Force Base working on the AWACS program. He was an active member in a number of organizations, including the American Legion Post 294 of Quincy, the American Legion Post 259 of Tewksbury, a Master Mason of the Wamesit Lodge in Tewksbury, and the Disabled American Veterans.

On July 27, 1963 Herb was married to the love of his life, Flora “Elaine” Grenier at the Most Precious Blood Church in Hyde Park, MA. They shared 51 years of marriage and had four children. Herb is survived by son Richard Fubel of Salem, MA, son Robert Fubel and his wife, Debora of Tewksbury, MA, daughter Michelle (Fubel) Douglass and her husband J.D. of Seattle, WA, and son Joseph Fubel and his wife, Molly of Winchester, MA. Herb now joins his eldest grand daughter Jessica and is survived by his four grandchildren, Caroline, Maggie, Sarah and Myles. Herb was also the cherished son of the late Herbert F. and Grace (Vozzella) Fubel.

Herb could often be found “tinkering” around the house, especially in “the shop” where he would spend hours. When Herb wasn’t tinkering he was enjoying ballroom dancing, gardening, but most of all, he enjoyed being surrounded by his family and friends with a cup of coffee in hand and telling stories.

A celebration of life service will be held at Grace Chapel, 128 West Street, Wilmington, MA on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 12 noon. Your private condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting online guest book. Herb has requested to have his ashes spread among his favorite places.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Herbert Fubel’s name to the Sophia Gordon Cancer Center @ Lahey Medical Center, 41 Mall Road, Burlington MA 01805.


12 Entries in Guest Book for “Herbert R. Fubel”

  1. Cheryle says:

    Elaine and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I know Herb will live on in your hearts forever.
    Cheryle Laffey and family

  2. Kathleen Brothers says:

    Elaine and Family, Please know that we are all thinking about you at this sad time. Elaine, I know how much effort you put into your husbands care. May he rest in peace.

  3. Deanna says:

    Elaine.I Am So Very Sorry..My Thoughts And Prayers Are With You And The family

  4. Eric Peters says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We are very sorry for your loss.

  5. Tom Carmichael says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, my toughts and prayerr are with you all.

  6. Tom Carmichael says:

    My deepest sympathies for all of you, I kniw that he is a better place and will be waiting for the family. MY thoughts are prayers are with all of you.

  7. Carol Kelm says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thought and prayer are with you.

  8. Bill & Claudia Russo says:


    Our deepest sympathies for you and all of your family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Tim Lamont says:

    Bob, I’m so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies to you, Deb, and Caroline.

  10. George Peck says:

    Rich & Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  11. PATRICIA & DON SMITH says:

    Good night sweet prince Herb.
    you will always be remembered in
    prayer from friends of your treasured
    friend Sue Pedersen <3

  12. Virginia and Rich Desmond says:

    To Elaine and family. Herb was a great guy. He loved our choir and totally enjoyed playing Santa. He will be sorely missed by all. We are honored to sing at his celebration. Sending you our thoughts of love and prayers.
    May all the loving memories you all have of him be in your hearts.

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