Hubert H. Lampron, 84

Hubert Lampron

Hubert Lampron

BUXTON — Hubert H. Lampron, 84, also known as Dad or Buppa, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2015.

Hubert was one of 14 siblings, born in Westbrook, to Lewis and Marie Lampron. In 1952, he met his best friend, Patricia “Patty” Lampron and married her on Sept. 5, 1953, and had five children.

Hubert always worked hard and provided for his family. Even after long days of work or working around the yard, he would gather his kids in his pickup truck and take them for ice cream or to the North Gorham swimming hole. Sundays were always special in the Lampron household, while his wife made dinner, his kids would play and come together in the evening and that tradition carried through between Hubert and Patty as they grew older. Fondest memories from his children include gathering all his knowledge about horses, making a special trip for a new saddle for his daughter, taking another to the BlueBird Father-Daughter dinner, teaching his son everything he knew about body painting and working on cars at the Tulsa station in South Windham that Hubert owned for many years and employed many of the local boys that were later referred to as the “Tulsa Gang,” and his youngest daughter got to enjoy working side by side with him racing horses in his retired years.

Hubert also had a passion and love for music and often times it was a special treat to sit around him while he played the banjo and sang.

Hubert also had a true love and a connection with animals, in particular, horses. In 1957, he began racing Sulky horses. His first racehorse, Blazen Honor, was a lucky find as he would later admit. He continued with his wife right by his side training, racing, and owning Sulky horses. Hubert was well respected in the racing community. He received top trainer awards several times at the New England tracks. Often times, Hubert would train the horses whom others had given up on but, with his determination and his love of training, he brought these horses to the winner’s circle. After 40 years, he retired to Ocala, Fla. with his wife and started a breeding farm.

After 10 years in Florida, Hubert and Patty wanted to be surrounded by family and friends so they moved back and settled in Buxton, where you would often find them quietly reading the newspaper, chuckling at their inside jokes, watching sports on television, or taking naps in their matching chairs. After moving back to Maine, he continued his love for racing as a hobby and you would still find him in the winner’s circle at the tracks throughout Maine and New Hampshire, winning racing series with his horses.

His laugh was infectious and his heart was gold. Hubert was a strong, proud man who loved his children, grandchildren, his pets but most importantly, his beautiful wife Patty whom he was married to for 57 years before she passed in 2010. After many proud moments, accomplishments, five beautiful children, and a successful marriage, he would often quote Frank Sinatra, “I’ve lived a life that’s full, I traveled each and every highway, and more, much more than this, I did it my way.”

Hubert was predeceased by his 13 siblings; and his beloved wife Patricia “Patty” Lampron.

Surviving are their five children, Darlene Lillard of Casco, Debra Wentworth of Otisfield, Denise Dame of Standish, Dana Lampron of Standish and Doreen Parlin of Buxton; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

There will be no public visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, March 10, at St. Anne Church, 299 Main Street, Gorham. Burial will be private. Online condolences may be sent to

www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Animal Refuge League, 449 Stroudwater Street, Westbrook, ME 04092.

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