George A. “Al” Hulbert, 82, of Town Farm Road, Ipswich, husband of
Helen I. (Ross) Hulbert, died Saturday April 12, 2008 in the Beverly
Hospital following his sudden illness.
Born in Ipswich January 7, 1926 son of the late Walter H. and Gladys
(May) Hulbert, was raised in Ipswich and was a 1944 graduate of
Ipswich public schools.
During World War II he served in the Navy as aerial photographer.
Following his honorable discharge he returned to Ipswich and for the
next eight years he was employed as a brakeman with the Boston &
Maine Railroad. For the next eighteen years he served as a fireman
with Ipswich Fire Department. He retired in 1977 and relocated to
Punta Gorda, FL.
the late 1940’s Mr. Hulbert raced stock cars at the West Peabody
Speedway under the name of “Al May.” He was an avid NASCAR race
fan, enjoyed collecting antique autos and loved boating and fishing
in the local waters. He was a member of American Legion Post #80 of
Ipswich and was a former member of John T. Heard Masonic Lodge AF&AM
addition to his wife of fifty-four years he is survived by a son,
Chuck Hulbert and his wife Marlene of Ipswich; a daughter, Sally
Arledge and her husband Doug of Cape Coral, FL; four grandchildren,
Wesley Pierce of Salem and Samantha, Cody and Jaclcyn Hulbert; a
sister Elizabeth Hulbert and a nephew Doug Hulbert all of Ipswich.
He was the father of the late Susan Hulbert formerly of Ipswich.
funeral service with Naval Honors will be held 11 am Friday April 18
graveside in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and
friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Thursday 6 to
8 pm in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich.
Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the American
Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.