Obituary for Hubert Johannes Severin
Hubert Johannes Severin, Essex After a long brave battle with cancer, Hubert Johannes Severin passed away at home on September 11, 2017 at age 88. He was born in Wenholthausen, Germany, a first-born twin, on September 26, 1928 to Elisabeth (Stommel) and Hubert Anton Severin. He grew up and was educated in Germany, a teenager during WWII. He worked on many horse farms in Germany and South Wales before emigrating to the US in 1956. He worked and studied in California for 8 years, then settled in Stamford, CT, a mechanical engineer with CBS Laboratories. Hubert designed machines for many CT companies, including the 8-track cartridge loader for Columbia Records in Milford. He became a naturalized US citizen in May, 1971. Because of his love of farming he moved with his family to Chester, VT in 1979 where they raised goats, chickens, a cow or two, and assorted other animals. He did this while working as a project engineer at Bryant Grinder Corp. in Springfield, VT. Hubert designed and built a new house in Chester as well as a commercial building for his wife's Elm St Flower Shop. They ran the Quail Hollow Inn, Chester, as well as many other projects. Hubert's love was his beautiful model railroad, running 4 engines at once. In later years, before his illness, he and Betty Ann spent many winter months in Carrabelle, FL, a small fishing village, with visits from VT, NH and Germany family.
Hubert is survived by his wife of 47 years, best friend and caregiver, Elizabeth (Blundell), Betty Ann, and daughter Kathryn Reininger-Severin and son-in-law Jerome Mendicino, their children Devon, Siobhan, and Marie Mendicino, and Kate's step-children Jeremy and Micaela Mendicino, daughter Ingrid Desrosiers and her children Emily and Cole, son Hubert John (Bert) Severin and daughter-in-law Ryane Severin and their children Eliza and Clementine Severin.
He is also survived by his older sister Kathe Dahlke (Dieter), his twin brother Herbert (Mechtild), brother Gerhard, sisters Edeltraud Falkenstein (Roderich), Inge Severin, Liesel Hille (Alfons), and many nieces and nephews in Canada and Germany. He was predeceased by his parents, a brother Wolfgang, sisters Ria Altenhein (Willi) and Anita Suttrop (Martin).
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Saturday, October 7th , 11:00 AM at St. Pius X Church, 20 Jericho Road, Essex. There will be a reception following the mass at 140 Browns River Road in Essex, VT.
Donations in Hubert's memory may be made to VNA of Chittenden County, 1110 Prim Rd, Colchester, VT, to EWTN, 5817 Old Leeds Rd. Irondale, AL 35210, all helping the home bound, or to the American Cancer Society. The family invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting www.awrfh.com.