Mary H. Greene

Mary Greene - Rochester, NY - Rochester Cremation

Rochester, NY : Mary H. Greene passed suddenly on May 23, 2019 at the young age of 93. Mary attended St. Mary’s School for the Deaf in Buffalo, NY, and in her fifties, graduated from Monroe Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Communications. She held positions at Remington Arms, Rochester Rundell Library, Lawyers Co-op Publishing Company, Captioned Films for the Deaf and Self Help for the Hard of Hearing. Mary was an avid Facebook contributor, with a wide following of friends from many generations of the Deaf and hearing communities.

She was the Matriarch of the family and will be terribly missed by her 6 children: Diana Pucci, Betsy (Dan) McDonald, Don (Zoe) Hicks, Jay (Deb Mattice) Hicks, Janice (Steven) Barone and Dave Hicks; 19 grandchildren: Christian King, Shannon Doyle, Melynda (Clay) Fletcher, Jordan (Pam) Wilson, Cassidy Pucci, Paul McDonald, Anna (Luke Baker) McDonald, Lauren (Steven) Vicharelli, Andy (Lisa) Hicks, Ben (Maria Lesinski) Hicks, Harrison (Jayde) Hicks, Raleigh (Riane) Hicks, Nora (Ryan) Williamson, Avery (Ben Cometa) Hicks, Danielle Barone, Piercen (Taylor) Hicks, Cameron Hicks, Connor (Kanesha) Hicks and Mason Hicks; 20 great-grandchildren (and 1 more on the way!) and 7 nieces and nephews.  She also leaves behind her dearest friend Betty Hicks.

A debt of gratitude to devoted caregivers Toni Ortiz, Alyce Williams and Mary Bell and to the kind and caring staff at the Linden Knolls Senior living community, where she lived up to the day of her passing.

Please join us for a celebration of her life. A service will be held at 4pm on Friday, May 31st at the Church of the Incarnation, 1957 Five Mile Line Road, Penfield, NY 14526. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to one of following organizations: Rochester Recreation Club for the Deaf, 1564 Lyell Avenue Rochester, NY 14606 or St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, 2253 Main Street, Buffalo NY 14214.

8 Condolences

  1. Janna Reeves on May 25, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    I only got to hang out with Mrs. Greene for a few years in Rochester, but I always enjoyed her company. She was warm, welcoming, and funny. My heart goes out to her family.

    • Kathy Warner on May 27, 2019 at 7:28 am

      Loved your bright smile and comments on FB! Such a bright shiny light! Will miss you!! My sincere condolences to your family.

  2. Marilyn & Jerry Passer on May 25, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. What a very nice lady each time we met!

    We wish you the peace of happy memories.
    Marilyn & Jerry Passer

    • Dee Hicks Reeves on May 30, 2019 at 7:58 pm

      Dear lord the woman was crazy !! But we loved her. Many years of adventures and very sorry to see her go.

  3. Maureen Reynolds on May 26, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    Mary,, what a shock to see your name in the obituaries today. Such a loss for all that knew and loved you. You Mary,, were my first introduction to sign language oh, how we laughed as I made mistakes signing. 1975 and LCP seems so long ago as does Vern and so many other memories that fade with time. Your children are a tribute to you my friend and a blessing to all they come in contact with. Good bye Mary thank you for your smile and always making me feel welcome. Have a safe journey home my friend

  4. Susy Quinn on May 28, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Dear Janice, sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. May her memory live forever in your heart.

  5. Linda J. Costello on May 28, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    I feel like I grew up with your family :). We had so much fun. I’m sorry for the grief and heartache you and your family are feeling. She was great and will be missed.
    You were the very best daughter Janice. I loved seeing what fun you had with your Mom.
    I love you!

  6. Noha Kamel on May 29, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    I am so sorry Janice for your loss , you were always there for her .
    I know how much it hurts to say Good bye , May her memory live forever in your heart.
    God Give you piece and strength during this tough time .

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