Bradford — William H. Green, Sr., 71, of Bradford, died Sunday, February 10, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, Haverhill surrounded by his loving wife and children. He was born in Cambridge, April 24, 1941, son of the late Alexander and Mary (Crowley) Green.
Educated in the Cambridge school system, Mr. Green graduated from Rindge Tech. From 1958 to 1962 he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. as a Data Processor where he attained the rank of Cpl E4. While in the Marines he was selected to participate in some of the first military computer programming projects which enabled him to initiate his career as a Computer Systems Analyst for the United States Department of Health and Human Services, a position he held for over 20 years until his retirement in 1994. He attended Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Maryland. Mr. Green was a member of Pequossette Mason Lodge, Watertown, and the Elks Lodge #165, Haverhill.
His survivors include his wife of 27 years, Dianne (Wood) Green of Bradford; a daughter, Kelly Devine and her husband, Rick of Charlotte, Vt.; a son, William H. Green, Jr. and his wife, Susan of Marshfield; a brother, Robert Green and his wife, Della of West Mansfield; three sisters, Phyllis Witkus of Lynn, Beverly Burch and her husband, Edward of Scottsdale, Ariz., Mildred Bertram of Franklin; four grandchildren, William H. Green, III, Kevin Devine, Christine Green, Aidan Devine; his father-in-law, George Wood of Haverhill; sisters-in-law, Teda Maes of Merrimac, Kathleen Monteiro of Lynn, Nancy Wood of Haverhill and numerous nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral service on Saturday afternoon, February 16 at 2 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. Calling hours will precede the funeral service from 12 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Bourne National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to the Salvation Army, 395 Main St., Haverhill, MA 01830, or the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Haverhill & Bradford. Condolences to his family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com