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Bartholomew "Bart" Bubnell

September 23rd, 1945 - July 1st, 2024

Bartholomew "Bart" Bubnell age 78 died at home on July 1st, 2024. He was the oldest child born to Julius and Lena Columbia Bubnell. 

He spent 30 years as an Office Manager for a Wall Street investment firm.  He served 2 years as a Medic in the United States Army.

In 1968 he married his childhood sweetheart Lois Kaupke. They made their home on Long Island, N.Y where Bart served as an AMT with the Elmont Fire Department. In 1999 he retired to Hilton Head where he gave much of his time to the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion.  He was a recipient of the WSAV Jefferson Award and the John Calamari Humanitarian Award. 

He is survived by his wife; Lois Bubnell of 56 years and his sister; Judith Bubnell Russell of N. Babylon, NY.  He was a kind, loving man who would do anything for anyone.  Despite his medical challenges, he was never without a smile.

A Mass will be held on Thursday, July 11th at 10 AM at St. Francis by the Sea and inurnment in the Church columbarium will follow.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Francis by the Sea General Offertory or the charity of one's choice.

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Judith BubnellRussell

Bart was the best big brother a sister could ever hope for. He was always there for me. When I was a little girl, I remember him saving some of his Pepsi for me because my little brother and I were not allowed to have soda during the week. He gave me money for my class trips and paid for my college applications because Mom and Dad could not afford to do so. He promised to bail me out, during my protest days, and not to join any protests near Wall Street. He always called to tell me he lit a candle on my parent's or brother's birthday or their anniversary. Every call ended with I love you. How lucky we were that we could easily say that to each other and mean it. I could always count on him through good times and bad times. He was thoughtful, giving, and had the good sense to marry the best wife ever. Thier's was truly a match made in heaven. On my trips to Hilton Head, he took me to every store on the Island and always made me blueberry pancakes. I know that love lives forever but I will miss my brother!

Published July 4th, 2024

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