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Robert M. Green


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Green , Robert M.
Robert M. Green, 88, longtime resident of Madison, died August 19 in Cary, North Carolina. He is survived by two sons: Robert and his wife Lalana of Shaker Heights, Ohio, grandchildren Marisa, Rachel, and Alexandra and great-grandson Cole; and David and his wife Nancy of Apex, NC, children Peter, Jill, David, Patricia and great-grandson August. He was preceded in death last October by his wife Shirley Freedley Green. Born in Philadelphia on June 10, 1930, he was the son of the late Frank and Pauline Cummings Green.
Bob was a graduate of MIT with dual degrees in mechanical engineering and metallurgy. He earned his MBA at the Harvard Business School after serving as an Army lieutenant in the Army's Ordnance Corp during the Korean War. In his early working career, he directed manufacturing and engineering operations for companies in southern Connecticut, and later established a consulting service to the banking industry.
An active citizen in the community and involved in many service organizations, he was also a member of the First Congregational Church of Madison and held many church leadership positions over the years. He was the founding president of the group that established Concord Meadows, and was recognized as Citizen of the Year by the Jaycees and the Lions Club. As vice president of Scranton Library, he was instrumental in ensuring the town's financial support of the library. Bob also was a long-serving director and president of the Madison Historical Society and led the restoration of Lee's Academy. He was named Rotarian of the Year for his work in planning the development of clean water wells in Uganda. He volunteered and served on the board of the American Medical Resources Foundation, a non-profit that collects used medical equipment and supplies for donation to hospitals in developing countries. His lifetime of service to the Madison community was recognized in 2013 with the Shore Publishing's Beacon Award.
Bob was a loving and devoted partner of 70 years to his wife Shirley, from high school sweethearts to their last years living with family in North Carolina. He was proud of his sons and grandchildren and was always interested in their accomplishments. He was the consummate businessman and a respected mentor to many. He was truly a gentleman's gentleman who preferred handkerchiefs to Kleenex and pressed trousers to jeans. He enjoyed his meals and especially his desserts, but always knew to quit after he had had "an elegant sufficiency." A service to celebrate his life together with that of Shirley Freedley Green will be held at the First Congregational Church of Madison on September 15 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Rotary Club of Madison for their well digging projects in Africa (P.O. Box 335 Madison, CT 06443) or the Garden Club of Madison (P.O. Box 29 Madison, CT).
Published in Shoreline Times on Sept. 14, 2018
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