Helen E. Greene

Date of Passing:

July 10, 2020

Greene, Helen Edith (Main), 77, of Barrington, RI went to be with the Lord Friday July 10, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Timothy and Margaret (Paton) Main of Scotland. She grew up in Everett, MA, graduating from Everett High School in 1960. She married David Greene on December 30, 1961, and lived in Reading, OH, Utica, NY and Milford, CT before they moved to their present home in Barrington, RI in 1972.

Her life was dedicated to her Lord Jesus Christ and to her family. She was active in children’s programs, music, missions and senior ministries in the local churches everywhere she lived, most recently at the Barrington Baptist Church. She also enjoyed traveling and camping throughout the United States and Canada with many visits to the five other temperate continents. She was a skilled and enthusiastic cook, crafts woman and singer, and loved meeting and being with new and old friends.

Helen’s family wishes to express their appreciation to her caregivers Carla, Carolyn, Nina, Rina, Sandi and Stacey for their kindness, affection and faithfulness to Helen over the last few years.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, daughters Tamara (Gary) Durante, Marci (Knud) Hellested, Wendy Sterner, her son Jonathan (Kendall) Greene, sister Margaret Anderson and ten grandchildren – Jacob, Larsen, Christopher, David, Allison, Katrina, Trent, Elena, Lochlan and Wallace. She was predeceased by her parents, sister Nancy Whitehouse and granddaughter Lily Faith Sterner.

Her funeral will be at the Barrington Baptist Church, 25 Old County Road, Barrington, RI on Saturday July 18, 2020 at 10 a.m. Visiting hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Burial will be private. Gifts in Helen’s name may be made to the Butler Hospital Memory and Aging Program, 345 Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, RI 02906 (https://foundation.butler.org/donatenow).

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  1. Our hearts go out to the Greene family in your time of loss. Aunt Helen was the sweetest and kindest person and I loved her dry sense of humor with her thick Baaahston accent. I loved it when we had the rare instances of being able to visit with the Greenes when we were younger and getting ribbed by Aunt Helen. She was an amazing person.
    Elizabeth and I are saddened that we couldn’t be with you this weekend to celebrate her life but please know that we are praying for the extended family in their time of grieving.
    Lots of Love,
    Ryan and Elizabeth

  2. I had the honor of working with Helen at Ernst & Young in Providence in the mid-1990s. She always spoke so lovingly of her family. A woman of great integrity, wisdom, and kindness, I have very fond memories of our many interactions. My sincere condolences to her family upon their loss.

  3. So many fond memories of times spent at the Greene home. Continuing to pray for God’s comfort for you all…”the eternal God is our refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms”. ..(Deut. 33:27). Love to ya’ll from NC!

  4. To all the Greene associated family, friends, and extended family, I am so deeply sorry for your lost if your beloved wife, mother, mother inlaw, grandmother, aunt, sister and friend! Helen was truly a joyful and wonderful person to know. I have fond memories of being with her! May she rest in peace! Love to all of you!

  5. Wendy, I am so very sorry and shocked to learn of your sorrow. Prayers for you, your family and dad.

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