Joseph Martin Marty Green

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Joseph Martin Marty Green, 71, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at The Family Care Place in Orange, Texas. A native of Houston, he was born the 4th of nine children to Mary Lou Hebert Green and Thomas F. Green on June 22, 1942. Marty Green was as accomplished as any man should ever hope to be, but he would undoubtedly deny such praises to his final day. He was a true renaissance man. A gentleman, a scholar, an aficionado of good food and drink, a lover of Texas history, a lifelong pilgrim to Bolivar Peninsula, an inquisitive and adept theologian, a hunter, a respected lawyer, a devoted father, a loving husband, son, brother, and uncle, a published author, a cook of both renowned abilities and horrible messes, a beautiful tenor with a love for singing alongside his friends and family, a cowboy with a uncanny ability to eat cornbread and enchiladas, a football player who looked the part of center all the days of his life, a theology teacher, a brief tenure as President of Monsignor Kelly High School's Home and School Association, a Knight of the Grand Cross of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, a 13 year board member for the Symphony of Southeast Texas, a fisherman with a knack for having his boat break down anywhere and everywhere or the trailer fall apart, or flat tires at the exact inopportune moment, etc. But most of all, he was a gentle builder of community, something which all of his friends and family can affirm. Marty had a great love for his faith and he lived it with every fiber of his being. He served his church in numerous ways, including adult ministry for the Happening Retreat team at the local Neumann Center, RCIA, and then later on as a member of the first ACTS retreat team for St. Anne's. He is survived by his wife, Peggy; sons, Joe Green and his wife Freedom, and Dan Green and his wife Anna; daughters, Sherry Antonetti and her husband Marc, and Jennifer Sanders and her husband Andy; sisters, Mary Lou Hall and her husband Mike, Marjo Sauer and her husband Ralph, Helen Young and her husband Ed, and Francis Hall and her husband Greg; brothers, Patrick Green and his wife Tracy, and Mike Green and his wife Terri; and by 17 grandchildren. The family would like to give special thanks to Kay Bray and Pearl Helm of the Family Care Home in Orange, Southeast Texas Hospice, Dr. Mike Ansden, Brenda Honeycut, RN, and all of the nurses, especially Tessa and Chenette. In closing, one of Marty Green's favorite authors wrote, Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. But according to his son, Danny Green of Houston, Dad would probably argue that Mom was the hero of his life. A Christian Vigil will be at 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 7, 2014, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 8, 2014, at St. Anne Catholic Church, with a family committal the following day at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston under the direction of Broussard's. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Marty's memory may be made to Southeast Texas Hospice, P.O. Box 2385, Orange, Texas 77631; Birthright, Inc., 2626 Calder Suite 201, Beaumont, Texas 77702; or Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas, 2680 Eastex Fwy, Beaumont, Texas 77703. Complete and updated information may be found

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Broussard's Mortuary
2000 McFaddin Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 832-1621
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Mar. 7, 2014
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