Neal Russell Huber, 76, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was the loving husband of Diane (Burneika) Huber for 45 years. Neal was born on Jan. 16, 1941, in Hartford, son of the late Russell and Alice (Buck) Huber.
Neal was a retired police officer of 25 years from the East Hartford Police Department. He commented that he loved his job as he ‘never worked a day in his life.’ He enjoyed traveling with his wife, being on the water boating, watching birds and being outside. He loved collecting lighthouses and bird feeders. Neal was also an avid Red Sox and UConn women’s basketball fan.
Besides his wife who cared for him until his passing, Neal is survived by sons, Stephen Ronzello and his wife, Lisa of Farmington, Kevin Huber and his wife, Carrie, of Wolcott, David Huber of Cheshire; grandchildren, Christopher and Tyler Ronzello of Farmington, McKenna, Abigail and Benjamin Huber of Wolcott, and Tyler, Tiffany, and Tevin Reiff; and great-granddaughter, Sophia Reiff. In addition, Neal is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Lastly, Neal leaves behind their dog, Boo, who was by his side during his entire illness.
The family would like to express their gratitude to all their friends and family that have been supporting them during this time.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave., Bristol/Forestville from 5 until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at 11 a.m. from O’Brien Funeral Home to St. John’s Episcopal Church, 851 Stafford Ave., Bristol for a service at noon.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to https://www.youcaring.com/kellyalbert-993386 offering support for Connor Albert, an incredible 5th grade student in Bristol, who is also battling cancer.
To leave an online message of condolence, share a memory or a photo, visit Neal’s memorial webpage at www.OBrien-FuneralHome.com .