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BEAUFORT SC AND PEMBROKE ME – Hugh Asher Stubbins III, 80, passed away February 3, 2020, in Beaufort SC. Born June 30, 1939 in Boston, Massachusetts, he grew up in the Boston area attending the Cambridge School of Weston, going on to study medicine at the University of Buffalo in New York. Ultimately he gravitated towards architecture and went to Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he received his Master of Architecture.

An accomplished designer and renderer Hugh practiced as a licensed architect for many years on both coasts enjoying a successful partnership in his own firm, Rhode/Stubbins; as well as working for notable firms like The Architects Collaborative; Perkins and Will Group; and his father’s firm, Hugh Stubbins and Associates. Hugh also proudly served his country in Vietnam as a Captain in the United States Air Force.

Hugh was a natural born pilot who had a passion for airplanes and also enjoyed traveling, painting, and art. He is remembered as a generous, kind, patient, and talented person who loved his extended family and his many greyhounds.

Hugh is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Edie Groden; his three sons Adam, Kurt, and Christopher Stubbins; his sister Patricia Minot; and brothers Peter and Michael Stubbins; as well as many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews. He will surely be missed.

A private graveside service and interment will be held in Lexington, Massachusetts this spring followed by a Celebration of Life gathering for friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Hugh’s memory may be made to the Eastport Arts Center, P.O. Box 153, Eastport. ME. 04631.

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  1. Sari Abuljebain says:

    I m so sorry to hear this news.

  2. Maryann Hoskins says:

    Such sad news and am so sorry for your loss. Hugh was such a beautiful, talented and wonderful man.

  3. Robert Kennedy says:

    Hugh will be missed by many.
    Thank you, Hugh, for the friendship.
    Bob Kennedy

  4. Charles O. Hoelle Jr. says:

    A Wonderful Officer and Gentleman.

    Am convinced he is in a far better place than we have ever known.

    God Love Him and Keep Him!

  5. Woody & Carole Emanuel says:

    Dear Edie & Family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Hugh’s passing. A wonderful and inspiring man. We are thinking of you, and send you our love.

  6. Carol Smith says:

    Dear Edie, Adam, Kurt and Christopher,
    I was so sorry to read of Hugh’s passing in yesterday’s Camden Herald. He was a lovely, caring, talented, and very sweet man and I’m sure you, your many friends, and family members will miss him tremendously.

    Sarah, Sandy, Susie and I all send our love.

    XO Carol

  7. Kathleen Dolan says:

    Dear Hudie, Sorry to see that you have passed. Those years in Lincoln, touch and go in your plane, TAC, Ben’s passing, dear Adam and Kurt beautiful sweet boys. It seems like such a short time ago.Hoping the surviving families are all well and thriving, Sending love through the ages,

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