Dorothy Buckley Green, 83, passed away Monday, May 1, 2017. She was born in Providence, R.I., to the late William and Gertrude Buckley. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 39 years, Calvin Spurgeon Green.
Shortly after her birth, Dorothy moved to Quincy, Mass., where the ocean first captured her heart. She married the love of her life, Calvin, in 1951 and moved to Rock Hill, S.C. After a few years in South Carolina, she became a military wife and the family was transferred to Virginia.
She spent the next years raising a family before beginning a career as a regional marketing manager for Ambassador Hallmark. Dorothy worked for Hallmark for 18 years, retired, but continued merchandising for Foster Grant until she was 82 years old.
She was actively involved in her church serving with the funeral committee, teaching CCD classes, sponsoring numerous people who wished to receive the sacrament of baptism and first communion and enjoyed her membership with the Sunshine Club. Her other activities involved gardening, listening to music, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Dorothy had an open-door policy at her home and often spent days preparing food for the holidays. She welcomed the use of her home and pool for numerous celebrations, from baby showers, milestone birthdays and anniversaries, to the traditional Fourth of July and Labor Day Parties. She was a gracious hostess and loved the chaos of large gatherings. She was a talented seamstress, decorator, crafter and cook.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Deborah Green Fatheree, and her husband, Larry, Darrell C. Green, and his wife, Heather, and Donna M. Shealey, and her husband, Robert; grandchildren, Matthew C. Green (Jennifer), Katie C. Russell (Trey), Stuart C. Green (Alana), Amanda Keonning (William), Ashley Shealey (Ronnie) and Jacob Strange (Kaitlin); six great-grandchildren; brother, Benjamin Bell; numerous nieces and nephews; her dearest friend, Carol Gress; along with a host of extended family members and friends.
A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 5, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with burial following at Colonial Grove Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Spirit Catholic Church.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at hollomon-brown.com.