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MANCHESTER, NH: Sarah Glendora (Evans) Hubbard, 84, formally of Gloucester and Rockport, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family and the loving staff at the Courville Nursing Home in Manchester, N.H., on Saturday, January 2, 2016. She was the wife of Sargent First Class, Richard J. Hubbard, who passed away in 1976. Sarah was born on May 14, 1931. She was raised in Gloucester, attended Gloucester High School, and was a member of the Rainbow Girls Assembly. After graduating from Gloucester High School, she worked at Brown's Department Store. She married Richard in July 1952, and they had three children together. Richard was in the Army, and they traveled all over the United States and Germany as a proud service family. Sarah lived for many years in Gloucester, and worked in the shops on Bearskin Neck in Rockport, which she loved dearly. She also spent 16 years living in Millbrook Park in Rockport, and enjoyed it greatly. She loved Rockport and Gloucester, and traveled often to California to visit her sister and best friend, Eleanor Sheaves. She also enjoyed traveling to Nova Scotia, where her mother grew up. Sarah moved to Hooksett, N.H., a few years ago to live with her eldest daughter, Sally, and her family. Sarah loved animals, especially dogs and cats. Living on Cape Ann for most of her life, she had a special affinity for lighthouses. Her favorite hobby was knitting and she spent many hours knitting blankets, sweaters, and hats for friends and family members. She especially enjoyed knitting these pieces for newborn babies, including her own grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as for the maternity wards in hospitals. Sarah lived her entire life surrounded by her family. The influence she had on her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, was immense. She was a kind and gentle soul, whom everyone loved. She spent most of her life taking care of her family, and offering help to anyone else who may need it. Her sense of humor was contagious, and she left a deep and lasting mark on each and every member of her family. She was a wonderful woman who will be missed dearly. She is survived by her three children, daughter, Sally Morais and son-in-law, Jose Morais, son, Timothy R. Hubbard and daughter-in-law, Mary Hubbard, and daughter, Robin (Hubbard) Desmond. She is also survived by one sister, Suzanne Carroll; and brother-in-law, Bob Carroll. Sarah leaves behind five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, SFC Richard J. Hubbard; her parents, John and Vera Evans; a sister, Eleanor Sheaves; and a brother, Jack Evans.

A graveside service will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery on Washington Street in Gloucester Thursday, January 7, 2016, at 1 p.m. A gathering in her honor will be held at The Gloucester House on Rogers Street from 2 to 4 p.m., following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sarah's name can be made to the Cape Ann Animal Aid, 4 Paws Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930. Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester. Online condolences may be given at www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  January 5, 2016
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