She is preceded in death by the love of her life, the late James "Wally" Patrick Greene, Airborne Ranger in the United States Army. Mary missed him dearly and is now united with him again.
Mary and Wally were married on November 13, 1976. Nine years later they were blessed with their only daughter, Kellianne. After Wally passed away in 1991, Mary would always say he had prepared her to handle anything and she raised her daughter by herself instilling that same independence in her. Mary and Kelli were more than mother and daughter; they were best friends for the past 35 years.
In Chicago, Mary worked at Bell South for 34 years, where she retired as Project Manager. After moving to Orlando, she worked for Quick Transportation, where she was a key member of the reservation and billing team.
Mary loved to entertain and was famous for her 4th of July parties that she would host in honor of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, that she and her late husband Wally were members of in Illinois. Even after Wally's death, she continued the tradition. She loved cooking and loved to take care of others. She would always say "There is still food left, keep eating" .
Mary was a longtime member of West Orange Women. Since joining in 2006 she held many offices and was currently serving again as the Treasurer. "In many ways Mary was the heart and hands of the West Orange Women", as stated in a recent WOW Newsletter. Mary and her daughter also chaired the WOW Charity Committee for the last several years, where she crocheted thousands of hats for newborns, soldiers and the less fortunate. Mary worked very closely with Matthew' s Hope Ministries, a faith-based homeless outreach ministry serving the needs of those who have some connection to West Orange County
Mary loved children and is survived by her daughter, Kellianne; Godson, Leo; and Leia, daughter of her friends, Stacy and Will, who she loved as her own grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her name to Matthew's Hope. https://www.matthewshopeministries.org
Mary touched so many lives and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
A memorial mass will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 10:00am at St Andrews Catholic Church, 801 N. Hastings Street, Orlando, FL.
For those that cannot attend in person, a live stream has been scheduled for the service starting at 10:00am.
Please follow these instructions to join us.
Type or copy this link in your search bar: http://www.standrew-orlando.org/
- It will open the website for St. Andrews Catholic Church
- Click on the opening picture that says “Click here to watch our live stream mass”
- Once opened, scroll down to the picture of the church under “Live Stream Mass Schedule”
- Click on the 'white arrow' and that will bring you into the church LIVE