Southbridge...Leon G. Green, 88, died Thursday, January 17th, at the Holden Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. His wife of 47 years was the late Phyllis R. (LaRochelle) Green who died Dec. 21, 2007. He leaves his children Alan Green of Putnam, Alice Clifford of Charlotte, NC, Renette Green of Auburn, and Lance Green of Southbridge; 5 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his 2 brothers Lawrence Greenberg, and Edward Herman
He was born in Boston, son of Abraham and Leah (Walters) Greenberg and has lived here most of his life. He was a member of Notre Dame Church, and was a US Navy veteran serving in the Korean War. He retired from Shaw's Supermarket, and also worked in the restaurant business for many years.
His passion was to travel to different ballparks to see the Red Sox play a series. His dream finally came through when the Red sox won the world Series in 2004 for the first time in 86 years. He enjoyed lounging and relaxing in his backyard by the pool. He was an avid walker (up to 4 miles a day), but most of all he loved to make people laugh. He loved his family and although he worked many long hours to support them, he instilled great work ethics in them.
The family would like to thank the Holden Rehab & Nursing Center in Holden for their care and support of their father and his family over the past couple of years.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, January 21, from 5-7P at Sansoucy Funeral Home 40 Marcy Street, Southbridge, MA 01550. A funeral home service will be held at 10AM Tuesday, January 22, with Rev. Jonathan Slavinskas officiating. Burial will follow at New Notre Dame Cemetery, N. Woodstock Road, Southbridge. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Brian A. DiGregorio Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 530, Sturbridge, MA 01566