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Richard R. Greene

October 14, 1938 ~ November 29, 2019 (age 81)


West Brookfield – Richard R. Greene, 81, of West Brookfield passed into the hands of God on November 29, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family.


He was born October 14, 1938 and grew up in Springfield and lived 4 years in Hampden before moving to West Brookfield in 1970.   He was the son of the late Charles W. and Harriet (Blair) Greene.


Richard is survived by his three children, Richard Jr. and Michael Scott Greene of West Brookfield and his daughter Kelly Potter and her husband Thomas of Warren. 


He leaves four grandchildren, Kaila (Potter) Kelly and her husband Michael Kelly of Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta, Georgia along with his adored great-grandson of 5 years, Easton Kelly.  Tylor Potter and Nathan Potter of Warren, Nicole Greene and her fiancé Bryan D’Angelo of East Longmeadow.   Along with his beloved dog Mocha.


He is predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years, Barbara L. (Dupuis) Greene and his brother, Charles W. Greene, Jr..


Richard worked for New York Life Insurance Company for 42 years in personal production sales and then was a managing partner for 9 years before retiring in 1998.


He was a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Round Table and he enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening.  He loved traveling with his adored wife, Barbara.  He enjoyed entertaining and spending time with his family and friends.


He was a United States Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War.


A Funeral Mass for Richard will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 11:00AM in Sacred Heart Church in West Brookfield followed by a “Celebration of Life” at the Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the West Brookfield Rescue Squad, Inc. P.O Box 540, West Brookfield, MA  01585,  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, New England Office, 313 Washington Street, Suite 310, Newton, MA  02458 or Wounded Warriors Project, 7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL  32256.


Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 East Main St., in West Brookfield is assisting her family with arrangements. 



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Funeral Mass
December 7, 2019

11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish
22 West Main St.
West Brookfield, MA 01585


Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256
Tel: 1-877-832-6997

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis TN 38148
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

West Brookfield Rescue Squad, Inc.
P.O. Box 540, West Brookfield MA 01585

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