Frank E. Green

1928 - 2020

WESTVILLE – Frank E. “Skeeter” Green, a life-long area resident and dairy farmer, passed away unexpectedly Monday morning, January 6, 2020, at his winter residence in Mesa, Arizona, with his wife, Margaret, by his side. He was 91.

Born August 22, 1928, at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, he was a son of Ambrose C. and Mildred Ottaway Green. After graduating from Milford High School with the Class of 1945, he attended Cornell University, where he earned a two-year degree in agriculture.

On September 3, 1949, Frank married Margaret Donnelly, a native of Binghamton, in a ceremony in Westville. Skeeter and Maggie settled on his family’s dairy farm, “Oak Hill”, where they raised their family.

For many years, he was a faithful and dedicated member of the Westville United Methodist Church, where he tended to many of the church’s needs, including playing the organ for Sunday worship services. He was also an active member and Past Master of Cherry Valley Lodge No. 334, Free and Accepted Masons, a member of the Otsego County Republican Committee, President of the Board of Education of Middlefield School District No. 2, Westville, served as a member on the ASC (Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation) Board, and served on the Board of Directors for Wilber National Bank (Community Bank) and was Vice President of the Westville Cemetery Association.

He was a man of many talents including building a lovely home on Arnold Lake – “the camp” – where they summered with their many Arnold Lake friends. He also built three cedar strip canoes and an experimental single engine airplane.
Skeeter wintered in Mesa, Arizona, with Maggie, where he was an avid pool player, volunteered on various projects for Habitat for Humanity, and for many years led the weekly hiking group.

Frank is survived by his beloved wife of 70 years, Margaret “Maggie” Green, of Westville and Mesa, Arizona; sons, Craig Green (Stephanie) of Hopkinton, New Hampshire, Kevin Green (Cindy) of Rutland, Vermont, and Keith Green (Stephanie) of Omaha, Nebraska; granddaughter, Kaci Green Nason (Josh); step grandson, Walter Teer (Jill); and four great grandchildren, Matthew, Thomas, Damon and Karlie. He is further survived by a brother, Ward Green (Carol) of Westville, and a sister, Janis G. Thorn of Manchester, and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Donald Kent Thorn, and a cherished nephew, Thomas Bobnick.

A funeral service will be offered later this Spring at the Westville United Methodist Church, followed by burial in the Westville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Westville United Methodist Church, c/o Donna-Gene Francis, Treasurer, 1024 State Highway 166, Cooperstown, NY 13326 and the Westville Cemetery Association, c/o Donna-Gene Francis, Treasurer, 1024 State Highway 166, Cooperstown, NY 13326.

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

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.