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.