• Marie R. Hubbard
    April 23,2013
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    Marie R. Hubbard
    Marie R. Hubbard

    Marie Raymond Hubbard, 90, died on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Rutland Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Born in Rutland on October 24, 1922, Marie attended area schools and graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy in 1940.

    She married Robert “Bud” Hubbard Sr. on May 24, 1946.

    In 1958, Bud and Marie built a large rustic ski lodge, one of the first lodging facilities at Killington. In 1959, along with their seven children (ages 3-17), they opened Alpenhof Ski Lodge. Their beautiful lodge not only accommodated 60-65 guests, but they also provided fabulous homemade meals … which prompted many guests to return year after year. Marie also managed to find the time to ski with her children. The family owned and operated Alpenhof for 22 years.

    For the following 22 years, Marie and Bud enjoyed a much deserved retirement together in Port St. Lucie, Fla. This is where Marie discovered another passion besides her ever-growing family. She delighted in both oil and watercolor painting and selling her artwork at various art shows. She also enjoyed playing golf, gardening, sewing, designing and crafting jewelry, and her lifelong love of classic country music.

    In 2003, her adoring husband Bud passed away and Marie found herself longing to be back with her family in Vermont. Her dream to be back home was realized in 2010, and Marie fully enjoyed time with her family and old friends, and making many new friends. She also continued to paint and create her jewelry. In October 2012, a beautiful article was written about Marie’s wonderfully full life by Karen Lorentz for The Mountain Times Newspaper. Soon to follow, she was honored with a very special 90th birthday celebration.

    Her parents Guy Leon Raymond and Elsie Carter Raymond, her husband Robert E. Hubbard Sr., a son Robert E. Hubbard Jr., and a grandson Seth R. Hubbard, predeceased Marie; as well as three brothers Corneille Raymond, Robert Raymond, and Frank Raymond; and two sisters Charlotte R. Franzoni and Shirley R. Houston.

    She is survived by three sons, Richard G. Hubbard and Frederick W. Hubbard, both of Hubbardton, Vt., and Gary P. Hubbard of Killington, Vt.; and three daughters, Diane M. Ragosta and Robbin H. Gifford, both of Rutland, and Mary Lou Hubbard of Hubbardton; and two sisters, Helen R. Trapeni and Ruth Ann Pike, both of Rutland. Marie also leaves behind eleven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and dozens of nieces and nephews.

    A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

    A reception will follow in St. Anne’s Hall.

    Friends may call at the Clifford Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 24, from 4 to 7 p.m.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Vt. Heart Assn., care of Clifford Funeral Home, 2 Washington St., Rutland, VT 05701.
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