Richard Green, 70, passed away on December 18, 2017 at his home surrounded by family and friends. He was born on Friday, June 13, 1947 in Massachusetts.
Richard grew up in Massachusetts and worked as a Machinist while attending the University of Massachusetts (UMASS), Amherst. He graduated from UMASS in 1970. Richard then went on to work in the education system as both a teacher and Principal until deciding to return to machining. Richard served in the Army Reserves for six years and was Honorably Discharged in 1974, achieving the rank of Staff Sargent. Richard retired in 2014 and moved to California.
Richard married Dianne Hudson in 1969 in Stoughton, Massachusetts. They were happily married for 48 years. Richard was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity (UMASS). He was 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the Shriners and Scottish rite, and past Master of the Joel H. Prouty Masonic Lodge in Auburn, Massachusetts. Richard enjoyed woodworking, reading, playing guitar, traveling (especially to Disney World), and spending time with his family and friends.
Richard will be deeply missed by his spouse Dianne Green; his two daughters Zoey Green and Kate Robinson; his grandchildren Claudia and Henry Robinson; his extended family Jeanne Desmond, Lorrie Pierce, Wesley Howard and Chris Robinson; and his grand dogs Karma, Remi (Chow), Taitan, Koda (late), Jack, and Captain.
Richard said many times; “I’ve lived a good life, I have seen my daughters and grandchildren grow to be happy and successful.”
Crude…”Look at them beans!”
The family will be scheduling a Celebration of Life in the spring of 2018.