Marion A. Green

1922 - 2015

CHRISTIAN HILL - Marion Ann Green, 93, of Christian Hill, died Friday evening, February 6, 2015, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown.

Born January 10, 1922, in Oneida, she was a daughter of Fred and Bettina (Sidoti) De Angelo. Raised in Oneonta, Marion graduated from Oneonta High School in 1939. She then attended Hartwick College, graduating in 1943, and completed graduate work at the Oneonta Normal School and Albany State College. For 20 years, she was an English teacher at Cooperstown High School, and for a time at the Hartwick School. She also served as a national judge for high school writing contests.

On June 29, 1944,Marion married Lynn Edward Green, Sr. in Oneonta, and they made their home on her husband's family farm, Orchardside on Christian Hill. On September 22, 1981, Mr. Green died. Marion then moved to Florida and married Lester Dixon on April 14, 1985, in Naples. He died June 26, 1990. Upon her return to the Cooperstown area, Marion returned to Orchardside, and for the past five years resided at Woodside Hall.   

Throughout her life, Marion was actively involved with many organizations. She was a member of the New York State Teacher's Association, the Cooperstown Women's Club-serving as President from 1977 to1978, was a past president of the Hartwick Home Bureau, and Otsego Extension, serving on that Board for 10 years. A member of the Town of Hartwick Democratic Committee, she was one of the original members of the Hartwick Planning Board, serving from April 14, 1975 until January 1, 1986. She was also President and Trustee of the Kinney Memorial Library for 16 years, was Hartwick Town Historian from 1975 until 1985, Youth Program Chairman for the Red Cross of Northern Otsego County, and was published in several professional magazines, including "Eastern Milk Producer", for which she was a columnist for 35 years. 

In addition to both her husbands, Marion was preceded in death by her only child, Lynn Edward Green, Jr., founder of Green and Green, Attorneys at Law in Cooperstown, who died unexpectedly July 8, 2013. She was also predeceased by three sisters, Fortunata Mapes, Bettina Silliman, and Rosemary Falle, and a brother, Fred De Angelo. 

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Judith  L. Green, of Christian Hill; three grandchildren, William C. Green and wife, Susan, of Hartwick, Amanda L. Green and husband, Paul Marini, of Oakland, CA, and Jillian A. Green and husband, Christopher Watters, of Berkeley, CA; and five great grandchildren, Anders, Henrik, Alistair, Ilaria, and Nico. 

Services will be private. Marion will be laid to rest later this spring in the Green Family Plot in Hartwick Cemetery. 

Marion's family extends their deep appreciation and thanks to everyone at Woodside Hall for the loving care offered to Marion for the past five years.

Memorial gifts may be made in memory of Marion to the Kinney Memorial Library, 3140 County Highway 11, P.O. Box 176, Hartwick, NY  13348.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

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