(Photo: The Lion's Roar Yearbook, 1973 edition)
Evelyn D. Greene
(Reference: Published in The Brattleboro Reformer, 25 July 2005)
BRATTLEBORO -- Evelyn D. Greene, 86, of Oak Street, died Friday, July 22, 2005 at her home.
Mrs. Greene was born in Woodbury, N.J., on Sept. 1, 1918, the daughter of Vernon and Frances (Shukites) DeLong.
She was raised and educated in Woodbury and was a graduate of Rowan College in Glassboro, N.J., earning a bachelor's degree in elementary education.
One of Mrs. Greene's first positions was at NBC, where in 1948 she worked as a secretary in the network's corporate offices in Brooklyn, N.Y.
She was also employed as an elementary teacher for several years in New Jersey before moving to the Brattleboro area in 1970.
From 1970 to 1978 she was employed at the former Windham College working as secretary to the president. She later served as secretary to the president and general manager at the former Boise Cascade Co., and worked as a transcriptionist for the Windham County District Court.
Mrs. Greene was employed as a legal secretary for several area law firms that included, Weber, Perra, Munzing & McVitty, Robert M. Pu, Esq., Kristensen, Cummings, Phillips & Carroll, and for Kramer & Durkin, P.C.
She later was employed as a receptionist and clerical support for several Brattleboro Human service agencies that included Community Action Brattleboro Area, The Brattleboro Senior Center, Vermont Department of Employment and Training, Vermont Center for Independent Living, and her most recent position as receptionist for the Brattleboro Music Center.
The onset of her declining vision necessitated her to leave her employment in the legal profession, hence she became a well-known area receptionist.
During the past few years she was very active at the Brattleboro Senior Center and enjoyed volunteering with the agency.
She was a devoted and loving mother to her two daughters and her grandchildren.
A very athletic woman, she enjoyed playing golf, tennis, swimming and walking. She was also an avid reader before her failed eyesight. She also enjoyed clogging.
Mrs. Greene was married to Charles Piman Greene, who predeceased her in 1976.
She is survived by two daughters, Candace Lynde of Brattleboro and Kimberly Greene of Townshend; a sister, Dorothy “Dot” Hill of Port Saint Lucie, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
She was predeceased by one granddaughter, Azia Greene, who died in 1999.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Greene's name may be made to The Brattleboro Senior Center, The Gibson-Aiken Center, Main Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301.
Arrangements are under the direction of the ATAMANIUK FUNERAL HOME.
Per Mrs. Greene's wishes, there will be no formal funeral services. A memorial gathering will take place at a later date.