Obituary of Reverend Monsignor David C. Hubba
Reverend Monsignor David C. Hubba of New Milford, formerly of South Orange, Nutley, Palisades Park, Paramus, Hackensack, Kearny and Newark, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 20, 2023, at the age of 74. Born in Liberty, NY, after a short stay in northeast PA, he moved with his family to Newark, attending St. Rose of Lima School served by the Sisters of Charity. He held lifelong fond memories for that parish and school and he always attributed the roots of his priestly vocation to the good work of the priests and sisters of the parish.
After graduating from Seton Hall Preparatory School in the Class of 1966, he entered Seton Hall University, attaining a BA in Classical Languages. Subsequently, he completed Theology Studies at Immaculate Conception Seminary, earning an MA in Biblical Studies. Later, he earned another MA in Catholic Doctrine with a Pontifical Diploma in Catechetics at St. John's University in NY. Monsignor Hubba was ordained in 1974 and he was assigned to: Holy Trinity R.C. Church, Hackensack (1974 -1990), Our Lady of the Visitation, Paramus (1990-1996), St. Michael's R.C. Church, Palisades Park (1996-1998), St. Mary's R.C. Church, Nutley as Pastor (1998-2010) where he had served as Deacon (1973-1974), Seton Hall University, as College Seminary Spiritual Director (2010-2013), and St. Joseph R.C. Church, New Milford as Pastor (2013-2023). Devoted son of the late Peter and Marion (nee Isenburg) Hubba, dearest brother of the late Carol Hubba (and her husband Richard Bonath), Richard A. Hubba, Linda Fulmer, and the late John Hubba. He is also survived by his aunt, Joan Faraone and her husband John, his nephew Eric Fulmer, a number of cousins and second cousins, and many friends and admirers. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2023, from 4:00pm – 7:30pm and Vespers will be held from 7:30pm – 8:00pm at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 300 Elm Street, Oradell, NJ 07649. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Cardinal Tobin, and many concelebrating priests, on Friday, February 24, 2023, at 10:00am, at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 300 Elm Street, Oradell, NJ 07649. Burial will follow at Maryrest Cemetery, 770 Darlington Avenue, Mahwah, NJ. Arrangements conducted by G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Home, 397 Union Street, Hackensack , NJ. To send condolences, directions, or for further information visit www.gentilefuneralservice.com