AUBURN —  Annabelle C. Bubar, 91, of 20 Buttercup Circle, Auburn, died on Sunday, March 19.

She was born in Auburn on Jan. 22, 1926, the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Cole. She was educated in Auburn schools but after moving to Lewiston, she graduated from Lewiston High School in 1944.

On Aug. 6, 1970, she married Harold F. Bubar. Annabelle operated a dance studio, Annabelle’s School of Dance, for 30 years in Mechanic Falls and Lewiston. She also was a well-known dancer and had a long career in dancing, appearing many times as an entertainer. She also worked for 43 years at the Sun Journal in the Photo File department, also handling syndicate articles, plus in charge of the cartoon pages for both papers.

She and her husband were outdoor enthusiasts, touring on bicycles and enjoying mountain climbing. They had climbed all 48 of the 4,000-foot peaks in New Hampshire and had done all but two in Maine.

She also was a lover of all animals and wildlife, enjoyed their company and made sure there was plenty of food and water for them, if necessary. She enjoyed working in her beautiful flower gardens surrounding her home.

Besides her husband, she leaves a niece, Claire Root of Massachusetts, several nieces and nephews, also of Massachusetts.

She was predeceased by her sister and husband, Shirlie and Edwin Hemingway of North Bath.

Friends and family are invited to share their memories and offer their condolences by visiting Annabelle’s online guest book at

Annabelle C. Bubar

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