William & Euphemia Hubner

December 30, 2021

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   William “Billie” J. Hubner 78, and Euphemia "Effie" (Macdonald) Hubner 75, passed away on December 30th, 2021 together in Keyport, New Jersey, along with their dog LuLu.

   William was born in Palisades Park, NJ to the late Paul and Lillian (Schnell) Hubner.

   Before starting his career in industrial sales, William proudly served in the Army as a medic during the Vietnam War and had the amazing opportunity to serve as John F. Kennedy’s honor guard. William was a member of the Ridgefield American Legion Post #221 as well as a member of the Keyport Masonic Lodge #64. He was especially proud of the fact that he helped start the girls softball league in Keyport for KYAL.

   Effie was born in Ridgefield, NJ to her late parents, John and Euphemia (Bernard) Macdonald. Effie attended Farleigh Dickinson University where she studied to become a dental hygienist. Effie also attended Vogue Modeling School. In her later years, Effie spent time as a bus aide helping autistic children before her retirement.

   William and Effie are predeceased by William's parents Paul and Lillian Hubner, as well as his siblings, Marianne Comfort, Butch Schnell, Mickey Gehler, and Joseph Hubner. They are also predeceased by Effie's parents John and Euphemia Macdonald and her brother, Ian Macdonald. Together, Effie and William, are also predeceased by their granddaughter, Sophia Michael.

   In their 55 years of marriage, Billie and Effie, who referred to each other as “Huggie Bear” and “My Dutchess”,  were always known to be the first couple to hit the dance floor. They were the first to help someone in need and always had a way of making people feel special. Their pride and joy was their family. There was nothing in their world that was ever more important.

   Together they leave behind their five daughters; Elizabeth Turner and Glenn Kofoed of Middletown, NJ, Bonnie Jean and Peter Mallen of Union Beach, NJ, Christine Hubner of Belford, NJ, Jacqueline and Steven Bryce of Freehold, NJ, and Kathleen and Nicholas Molino of Cliffwood Beach, NJ, as well as William's brother Al Hubner of Jackson, NJ. They also leave behind their seven loving grandchildren, Michael, Madisynn, Donovan, Gabriella, Mia, Stevie and Adrianna as well as several nephews and nieces.

   A visitation will be held for both William and Effie on Wednesday January 12, 2022 from 4:00PM-8:00PM at Day Funeral Home, 361 Maple Place Keyport, NJ 07735 and again on  Thursday January 13, 2022 9:15 AM at the funeral home followed by a 10AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's Church of Keyport.  

   Burial will follow in William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery of Wrightstown, New Jersey.

   To offer the family of William and Effie your condolences, in lieu of flowers, a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project or St. Jude’s  would mean the most. For directions to our funeral home, please do so here at our website

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January 12, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Day Funeral Home
361 Maple Place
Keyport, NJ 07735

Funeral Mass
January 13, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Joseph RC Church
376 Maple Place
Keyport, New Jersey 07735

January 13, 2022

1:00 PM
Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Province Line Road
Arneytown, New Jersey 08562

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