Richard F. Ebens, 93, of Hudson


Richard F. Ebens
Rich Ebens ca 1970

Hudson – Richard Frank Ebens, husband of Mary Jean (Comings, Smith), father of Linda Ann Ebens McGrath and Shane Huntington Ebens (deceased) and grandfather of Tomas Huntington Ebens, brother of Marjorie Joan Bergeron (deceased) and Dorothy Jean Phipps of Daytona, FL, and many nieces and nephews, died 14 February 2023.

Richard was born in Somerville, MA 6 December 1929 to Frank Joseph Ebens and Dorothy (Davis). He graduated from Winchester, MA high school, Northeastern

University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineer with honors in 1952. He worked for three years in the field with Faye, Spafford and Thorndike. He then returned to college and obtained a Masters of Divinity from Berkeley Divinity School in New Haven, CT (now affiliated with Yale University) where he graduated with honors in 1958.

He was ordained to the Episcopal Deaconate on 21 June 1958 at St. Paul’s Cathedral Boston by the Right Reverend Frederic Lawrence and ordained as Priest 21 December 1958 at St. John’s Church in Hingham, MA by the Right Reverend Anson P. Stokes. After serving as Curate in Hingham 3 years, he accepted a joint position as Vicar to the Chapel of St. George’s in Manchester, MD and Chaplin to the Episcopal students at Western Maryland College in Westminster, MD. While there he met and married Mary Jean who was a widow at that time.

Shortly after that they left Maryland and spent a year in Pennsylvania before he was installed as rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Hudson, MA. He served in that position for 24 years. During this time he also served on the Hudson School Committee for 7 years as well as the Hudson Town Improvement Committee and Hudson Clergy Association.

After retirement he held three interim positions, St. Andrew’s, North Grafton, AllSaints, Whalom, and again at St. Luke’s.

His hobbies include wood working, both carpentry and furniture, and antique clocks, genealogy and tennis. He and his family also built a cottage in West Rindge, NH.

**POSTPONED** Due to the impending storm, the interment has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 21st, 2023 at 11am. Hudson, MA

Richard’s funeral service will be held at All Saints Church, 11 Irving St., Worcester on Saturday, February 25 at 11:00AM. The interment is on Tuesday, February 28, at 11:00AM in Forestvale Cemetery, Broad Street, Hudson.

Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home is honored to be assisting Richard’s family with arrangements.

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