Frederick H. “Ted” Bubier ’43 died January 30, 2009, in Concord, Mass.
He was born in Swampscott, Mass., on December 14, 1921, and prepared for college at Swampscott High School. At Bowdoin, he was a member of Theta Delta Chi fraternity. He went on to study business at Boston University, and to serve in the Army Air Corps as a bomber pilot in the European Theater during World War II. He attained the rank of first lieutenant and was awarded an Air Medal. In 1952, he founded the Bubier-Riley Insurance Agency, which was later known as the Bubier-Riley- Hodges Agency and eventually renamed Volunteer Insurance Agency. He worked as an instructor at Northeastern Univer- sity’s School of Insurance in the 1960s and 1970s. He was a course director for the Dale Carnegie Institute of New England, and was named vice president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Massachusetts in 1961; he became presi- dent in 1963. An active member of the community, he served as director of the Concord Lions Club and as a member of the Acton Lions Club, Maynard Rotary Club, and Industrial Development Com- mission of Acton. He spent five years on the Acton Finance Committee and served on the Board of Investment for Middlesex Savings Bank for more than 30 years. He enjoyed dancing and golf and was a long- time member of the Maynard Country Club. A former member of the Trinitar- ian Congregational Church in Concord, he was a member of St. Bridget’s Parish in Maynard. Music was a passion and an important part of his daily life. He played the clarinet, tenor saxophone, and most recently the alto saxophone in the May- nard Community Band. He is survived by his wife, Helen C. D’Amico Lent Bubier; a son, Thomas Atwood Bubier ’71; two daughters, Jill Bubier ’74 and Sally Bubier; a stepson, Richard Lent; a stepdaughter, Kathryn Harding; and five grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Janet Jack- man, and by his first wife, Janet Atwood Bubier, who died in 1996 after 50 years of marriage.