Eleanor M. Hubbard

  • Born: April 12, 1917
  • Died: July 2, 2021
  • Location: Wakefield, Massachusetts

McDonald Funeral Home

19 Yale Avenue
Wakefield, MA 01880

Tel. (781) 334-9966

Tribute & Message From The Family

Eleanor M. Hubbard, age 104, a lifelong Wakefield resident died on Friday, July 2nd at the Sutton Hill Center in North Andover.

She was born in Wakefield on April 12, 1917 and was the daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Barry) Riley.

Eleanor was a graduate of Wakefield High School class of 1935. She was a retired office manager for Instrument Dynamic. Eleanor was a member of the Wakefield Business and Professional Women's club, the St. Florence Sodality, and the St. Joseph Mother's Club. She enjoyed traveling and reading. She was an avid Boston sports fan and Notre Dame football fan.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Hubbard. She was the loving mother of Joseph Hubbard Jr. of Plymouth, N.H., Mary Marshall and her husband Fred of Wakefield, and the late Patricia A. Keefe. She was the cherished grandmother of Jennifer Keefe, James Keefe, Jason Duncan, John Hubbard, Jessica Cummings, and the late Joseph Hubbard and Justin Marshall. She was the sister of the late John M. Riley, Catherine Stevens, and Roberta Schille. She is also survived by her 16 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Florence Church, 47 Butler Ave., Wakefield on Monday July 12 at 12:00 p.m. Visitation will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Monday prior to the mass from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Interment, Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield.

Donations may be made to The Justin L. Marshall Scholarship Fund, c/o The Scholarship Foundation of Wakefield Inc., PO 321, Wakefield, MA 01880.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Skip and Mary I'm so truly sorry for your loss. Eleanor will be missed by So many. She was loved by all who had the blessing of knowing her,including myself. May she find all her loved ones who had passed before her so she can start this next adventure. With love

Posted by Jan Carruth - Groton, NH - Family Friend   July 09, 2021

I have such fond memories of Eleanor. I remember her as the strong, kind and loving Mother of my dear friend Mary. When most women were stay at home mothers Eleanor managed a family and a full time job as if it were an easy task. She was the glue that helped keep the family strong in difficult times, and she had the best sense of humor!
Our sympathy and love , Em and Dave

Posted by Emily Keough - Ipswich, MA - Friend   July 09, 2021

Mary & Family, what a precious lady we were so fortunate to know. Our thoughts are with you today for your farewell to Nana! An we will miss always!

Posted by Marcia & Paul Licore - Melrose, MA - Friend   July 08, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of eleanors passing. she was a great lady, certainly one of a kind and her family is so fortunate to have had so many years with her.
my sincere condolences to her family.
joann keefe

Posted by joann keefe - north reading, MA - Family Friend   July 08, 2021