Theresa E. Greene, 89, of Gill, MA., passed away on Monday February 8, 2021 at home, surrounded by her family.
Terri was born in Greenfield, MA., on October 6, 1931. She was the daughter of William and Adeline (St. Laurent) Barry of Greenfield, MA.
Terri graduated from Greenfield High School in 1950 and soon after graduation became employed by the New England Telephone Co. as an operator. In 1952 Terri married her high school sweetheart and love of her life Richard "Dick" Greene. They moved to California while Dick was in the US Air Force, returning to Greenfield in 1954. They recently celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on August 16, 2020.
Terri was truly a loving mother, grandmother, and entrepreneur. In In the early 70's she attended the Kay Harvey Hairdressing Academy in Springfield, MA. Four nights per week for 6 weeks, she would drive down to Springfield to attend class, always preparing a wonderful meal for her family before she left. Upon graduation, she worked briefly for Mary Ann's Beauty Salon in Greenfield before starting her own hair salon in Gill, MA., where she worked successfully for over 20 years.
Family was everything to Terri. Fourth of July and Memorial Day picnics, Christmas parties, yearly trips to New York with her sisters meant so much to her. Traveling was a passion, visiting Austria, Italy, and Alaska in the 80's and 90's.
Terri always said that she was blessed with a granddaughter who became an enormous part of her life. She loved you profoundly Shannon.
Terri was predeceased by her husband who passed away August 21, 2020. She leaves behind 3 sons, Richard M. Greene and his wife Mary of Turners Falls, MA., Jeffrey M. Greene and his wife Kimberly Grail of Westminster, VT., and Timothy A. Greene and his wife Beth Abbott of Killingworth, CT; five grandchildren, Shannon Santana of New Salem MA., Corey Greene of Northfield, MA., Nick Greene & Owen Greene of Brandford, CT. and Connor Greene of Westminster, VT; five great grandchildren, Ava, Aden, Aliyah, Chase and Carter, whom she loved dearly. Terri also leaves behind her sister Ann Thomas and her husband Gary of Greenfield, MA.
Funeral Services are private.
Donations can be made to her favorite charity, St. Jude Children's Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, Pioneer Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 329 Conway St. Greenfield, MA 01301, or to Our Lady of Peace Church 90 Seventh St. Turners Falls, MA 01376.
Arrangements are under the direction of Kostanski Funeral Home, for condolences, please visit www.kostanskifuneralhome.com
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