Lois Bates Green, 92, of Quincy, Passed away August 10, 2020. Loving wife of the late Dennis Green who passed in 1984 and the late William Horton who passed in 2020. Daughter of the late Russell Thomas Bates and Gretchen Vining Walker Bates.
Lois was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Lois leaves behind her children Steve and Sally Green of Pembroke, Sue and Jerry Reardon of VA, Chris and Debbie Green of Kingston, Jon and Kerry Green of Quincy, Lisa and Brett Rowe of Plymouth, Eric and Donna Green of Whitman. Grandmother of Melissa and Steve Cooper, Tom and Brian Green, Katy Reardon and Henry Ashton, Derek Reardon, Michael and Jill Green, Sarah and Paul O’Malley, Kay Green, Zack and Lucina Rowe, Kyle Rowe, Rebecca Rowe, Jonathan and Emma Green, Joshua Green, Jessica Green and Dylan Green. Great-grandmother of Atticus and Charlie Grace Cooper, Olivia and Mila Ashton, Mary O’Malley, Teddy and Henry Rowe and Abigail Green. Dear sister of Mary Bristol of Weymouth and Betty McCord of CO.
She was born and lived in Quincy the majority of her life, spending about 15 years in Nobleboro, Maine.
As a youngster, Lois was an avid swimmer and sailor, competing in both.
Lois was a beautiful, smart, gracious and abundantly kind woman who loved to stay busy but valued the quiet time with family and friends, as well. After her six kids were in school, Lois returned to the workforce. While working her last job, she flourished as a commuter, bustling from Quincy to Boston on the “T”, every day. She found immense satisfaction in her work as the Assistant Treasurer for the former Ganteaume and McMullen. She loved being in the city, taking daily walks at lunch to enjoy the many sights in Boston, including the Boston Common, the Public Gardens and so many more.
Prior to retiring, Lois was active in Bethany Congregational Church and enjoyed traveling with her church friends and sister-in-law, Midge Harris.
In her retirement, which wasn’t until she was 72 years old, Lois moved to Nobleboro, ME and enjoyed traveling, being active in the Garden Club and Historical Societies. She also loved being a 3rd grade buddy for the Nobleboro Elementary School.
Two years ago, Lois returned to her childhood home in Quincy to be closer to her family and to spend more time with her ever-growing family.
Lois’ education consisted of attending Quincy Public Schools, Thayer Academy, Brown University and Bridgewater State where she received her Masters in Education. Her long list of prior work includes being a lifeguard, a waitress and a camp counselor at Camp Wind in Plymouth. She also worked with the General Dynamics Shipyard in Quincy and was a Special Education teacher for QPS as well as the Assistant Treasurer at Ganteaume and McMullen Architects. She was a member of the Nobleboro Historical Society and a Garden Club.
A funeral service will be held at Bethany Congregational Church, 18 Spear St. in Quincy on Tuesday August 18th at 11am. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lois’ name to the Alzheimer Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.
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