William “Bill” R. Green Jr. of Lowell


William “Bill” R. Green Jr., 72, of Lowell died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Lowell General Hospital.

He was the beloved husband of Mary Jo (Hamilton) Green with whom he would have celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary this year.

Born in Lowell, he was the son of the late Dr. William and Kathleen (Sullivan) Green. He graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1963 and earned a BS in Accounting from Bentley College.

He proudly served as a Sergeant the U.S. Army in the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery 3rd Battalion 7th Air Defense Artillery in Germany during the Vietnam War.

Bill retired from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. Prior to working for the DOR he worked for Diamond Crystal Salt for many years.

Bill was very interested in history especially history regarding WWII. He enjoyed reading and woodworking. He was always there to lend anyone a helping hand and a story.

Besides his wife he is survived by his son, William R. Green III of Lowell; daughters, Mary and her husband, Shawn McNair of Townsend and Patricia Orben of Lowell; brother, Garrett Green of Boxboro; sisters, Lee and her husband, Edward Warren of Stow, and Connie Ryan of FL; sister-in-law, Donna Kelleher of Medway. Bill was the loving Papa to his grandchildren, K.J. Orben, Ryan McNair and Kathryn McNair. He also has many nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Kathleen Townsend of NC and the father-in-law of late Kenneth Orben of Lowell.

Visiting hours Sun. 4 to 6:30 P.M. Prayer Service at 6:30P.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA. Burial will be private. Memorials may be made in his name to the Wounded Warriors, PO Box 96860, Washington, DC 20077-7677. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


March 26, 2017
Dolan Funeral Home


March 26, 2017
Prayer Service 6:30P.M.
Dolan Funeral Home
  1. Jewel Dumont says:

    Hi MaryJo, I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family. Bill was always the kindest individual- he will be missed by many I’m sure.
    God Bless,
    Jewel Dumont

  2. Varinia Heidel says:

    I didn’t know Bill personally but I have had the fortune to get to know his strong, kind and funny daughter, Patty. From my own experience I know that it takes an amazing man full of strength, integrity and with a big heart to raise a woman like her. He could not have done a better job.
    After having lost my own father about a year ago and my thoughts are with Patty and her family at this sad and difficult time.

  3. Robin Wood says:

    Patty and KJ,
    Sending you love and comfort as you move through the journey of saying goodbye to a wonderful man who meant the world to you.
    I’m so sorry for your loss.

  4. Steva says:

    Patty and KJ,
    Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Steva, John, Noah and Jared

  5. Leah Ketring says:

    His daughter Patty’s tribute to her father that she posted on facebook speak volumes about the man he was. My thoughts are with his family as they adjust to life’s new normal.

  6. Robin Fogerty says:

    Patty, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. I’m glad you have so many good memories to hold on to. You and your family are in my thoughts during this hard time. *Hugs*

  7. Melody Lilly says:

    There are no words to describe the love of a father and the bond you were all blessed to have with him. He will be truly missed. In your heart and soul forever, he will remain.

    Friends Forever,Melody+Mitchell

  8. Lisa Kendall says:

    So Sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad, Mary. Thoughts & Prayers to you, Shawn, Katie, Ryan and your Mom. If I can do anything, please let me know. Lots of hugs!
    Lisa, Kevin, Rach & Mel

  9. Jill LaBonte' says:

    Mary and Family,
    Thinking of you all and remembering your Dad fondly. All the times Olivia and I would be over Mary’s house in Lowell, and how your Dad was always so fun to be around. He loved you all and loved his grandchildren so much. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

    Much Love,

    Jill and Olivia LaBonte’

  10. Lisa Bradsher says:

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers and love are sent your way. He was a great man! Many happy memories. XoxoX
    Lisa, Emma and Abbie

  11. Lindsay Morand says:

    Dear Mary..Sending love and prayers to you and your family.

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