Gertrude Green

Obituary of Gertrude Green

Gertrude A. Green, 82, of 49 Second St., Newport, formerly of 38 Simmons St., Newport, died Sunday, September 9, 2007, at the Grand Islander Center in Middletown. She was the wife of the late Gordon H. Green, Jr. Born in Newport on July 14, 1925, she was a daughter of the late John and Susan B. (Hildreth) Shaffell. Gert was a lifelong Newport resident and a graduate of Rogers High School. She was an accountant with John Dannin on Thames St. in Newport, and also worked as an accountant for the U.S. Government before retiring in the 1980's. She was a former parishioner of St. Augustin's Church and St. Joseph's Church, and more recently a parishioner of Jesus Savior Church, Newport. She was a member of the St. Augustin's Church Mother's Club, and the Edward King Center. She was an active member and a former President of the March of Dimes. Gert is survived by her three sons, Gordon H. Green, III and his wife Jane of Newport, Robert M. Green and his wife Ann of Little Compton, and Edward T. Green and his wife Susan of Newport; grandchildren Gordon Green IV, Ian M. Green, Jennifer Green, Christine Green, and Melissa Green, and two great granddaughters Amaya Green and Brooke Green. She was the sister of the late William E. Shaffell, Lawrence P. Shaffell, Francis E. Shaffell, Winifred D. Clarke, Robert J. Shaffell, and Joseph M. Shaffell. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2007, at 9:00am at Jesus Savior Church, 509 Broadway, Newport. Burial at Newport Memorial Park, Middletown. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, September 11, from 5:00-7:00pm in the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring St., Newport, RI., 02840. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gert's memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 222 Richmond St., Providence, RI, 02903.
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