Russell W. Huebner

October 18th, 2016

Russell W. Huebner “Rusty”, age 75, of Wilmington, MA and Limerick, ME, died peacefully on October 15, 2016, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Rusty was born in Winchester; he was raised and educated in Stoneham, Ma. and a graduate of Stoneham High School. Rusty was an outstanding high school and college athlete. He played baseball and hockey throughout his school years.

Rusty went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in education from Salem State College and began his teaching career in Norwich, Connecticut. Rusty returned home to Stoneham and took a teaching position in the Stoneham public school system. Rusty had a passion for education; he enjoyed teaching and made quite an impression on many of his students throughout the years.

Rusty then went to work at Carroll Engineers, Inc. in Ballardvale, Ma. He worked as a Civil Engineer for his Uncle Ed and cousin Ted’s family run engineering business. Following many years of hard work and dedication to the company, Rusty retired.

Rusty married his high school sweetheart Judy Behenna in 1962. After spending a few early years in Norwich, Ct., the couple returned home and settled in Wilmington where they raised four great kids; Paul, Jill, Kim and Todd. Rusty worked hard for his family, he was a very devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. Rusty looked forward to attending all of his grandchildren’s events and took pride and joy in all of their accomplishments.

Rusty enjoyed spending as much time as he could at the family home in Limerick, Maine on Lake Sokokis. It was here that he spent his time enjoying family, the lake, watching and feeding the birds, and gardening. He looked forward to having his family for cookouts, playing cards, and fishing.

Always an athlete at heart, Rusty enjoyed following all Boston sports. His favorite was the Red Sox and never missed watching or listening to a game.

Rusty was a simple, dedicated, patient, hard working all around great guy. He will be sorely missed by everyone who was fortunate to have known him.

Rusty was the beloved husband of the late Judith A. (Behenna) Huebner, devoted father of Paul C. Huebner of Dracut,Ma, Jill A. Kehoe of Saco, ME, Kim A. McNeil & husband Chris of Groton, Ma and the late Todd S. Huebner. Loving “Grampie” of Jonathan, Nicole, and Kelsey Kehoe, Joshua and Janelle McNeil and Tyler Huebner. Dear son of the late Phyllis Potter, brother of Beverly Rees & husband John of Wilmington, Ma, uncle of Robin Rees Tyrie of Wilmington, Ma and Tom Rees of Tampa Florida, brother-in-law of Barbara McLaughlin of Stoneham, Ma. and dear father in law of Frank Kehoe of Limerick, ME. Rusty is also survived by many close cousins including Ted Carroll of Andover, Ma, Nancy Carroll of Amesbury, Ma and Janice Romanelli of Wilmington, Ma. Rusty also leaves many close friends

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service on Friday, October 21st at 11:00 a.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, October 20th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Russell’s memory may be made to a Charity of One’s Choice.


8 Entries in Guest Book for “Russell W. Huebner”

  1. sheri says:

    sorry for your loss, thinking of all of you through this difficult time

    Sheri, Bob and Gilrs

  2. Brian Murphy says:

    I have many great memories of Rusty and we’ll all miss him.

  3. Janice Romanelli says:

    Russ you will be so missed . Loved your humor, stories and family gathering at your house.
    Love you, Janice and Ron

  4. Ruthie says:

    Once a great Matchmaker.
    Always and forever our FRIEND.

  5. Sara says:

    Uncle Rusty you will be so missed! I will always have great memories of you, your sense of humor and your beautiful garden. I will definitely miss your cooking too. Visiting Maine will never be the same without you there. I am there in spirit as our family celebrates your life and mourns your loss. I love you and will never forget what a special person you were in our family. Rest easy Xo

  6. Tom says:

    Though you are not here, you will always be with us. There are so many memories, all the great times with friends and family in Maine, family gatherings at Uncle Al & Aunt Alice’s home, the story of the treasure hole…
    We will miss you,but we are all so grateful for having had you in our lives.

  7. Howard Stevens III says:

    My condolences to family for their loss.

  8. Jeanie (Lojek) Snook says:

    My deepest sympathy on the loss of your wonderful father….a friend and neighbor for over 20 years….what a gentle, kind man. Both Judy and Rusty taught me a love for gardening! Memories of weeekends in Maine at the cottage with the neighbors. May your treasured memories sustain you through this difficult time.

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