Sad news about Grandpa Richard

Eric’s dad passed away this morning. Eric was there with him and able to say goodbye. :( The funeral will be in the morning of August 11th.


SPENCER – Richard H. Green of Main Street Spencer, MA passed away at his beloved home as was his wish, Monday, July 23, 2012 at the age of 83, after a tough battle with cancer.  He was surrounded by his loving family at the time of his passing.  Richard was the retired owner of Green’s Flower Shop and a Korean War Veteran.

He is survived by his four step-children: Lorinda Kennedy, Eric Kennedy and wife, Sarah, of Michigan, Troy Kennedy and wife, Heather, of Rhode Island, and Joelyn Durgin and husband, David, of Spencer.  He is also survived by 10 grandchildren.

His brother David H. Green of Lincoln, MA passed away in 2011 and a sister Ruth E. Wright (Warren) passed away in 1995.  He was born in Worcester, Son of Herbert H. and Florence (Knapp) Green. Richard was great, great, grandson of Josiah Green, pioneer and boot and shoe manufacturer of Spencer.

He graduated from David Prouty High School and the University of Maine where he studied forestry.  He was a member of the Spencer Fire Department for 13 years, Chairman of the Ekblaw Chapter Mass Archaeological Society, Member of the Conservation Communion and Spencer Historical Society.  He loved the outdoors and the study of nature and history.  Richard left a wonderful legacy to the Audubon society.  His bequest has helped ensure that the land on Greenville Street will be sustained for the next generation of conservationists.  He was also a mason and member of Spencer Lodge A.F.+A.M. and the First Congregational Church of Spencer.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2010 at 10:00am at the First Congregational Church, 207 Main Street in Spencer.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of his granddaughters’ medical fund to:

“Friends of Brooke and Brielle”

PO Box 740

Mattawan, MI 49071


Pillsbury Funeral Home, 163 Main St., Spencer is directing arrangements