FAIRMONT - Mary A. Green, 76, of Fairmont, Minn., passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at the Lutz Wing of the Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont, Minn. There will be no services. The Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mary A. Green was born on Aug. 16, 1936, in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of Michael F. and Mary (Eberle) Donnelly. At just 5 years old, Mary's mother passed away from TB and Mary went to live at a convent until her 17th birthday in 1953. After leaving the convent, Mary traveled the U.S. over the next three years, making her way to California. During this time, she gave birth to a son, David. While in California, she met and married Marvin J. Green, and following the birth of their daughter, Lois, they moved to Minnesota to be closer to where Marvin grew up. In 1965, Mary and Marvin separated. Mary would return to Minnesota following her retirement in 1998 due to recurring health issues with COPD and CHF. She had most recently resided at Lutz Wing in Fairmont.
Mary was a member of the Salvation Army and had been for a many number of years. She was active in the Ladies Home League and also volunteered her time ringing the bell at Christmas and helping to cook meals at the Salvation Army. Her strong will and determination will be greatly missed by those who loved her and called her friend. Left to cherish her memory are her son, David Moody and his wife, Sherri of Quartz Hill, Calif., and their children, Shannon of Texas, Clifford of Calif., and Amity of Texas; daughter, Lois Wright of Fairmont, Minn., and her children, David Wright of Texas, Michael Wright and his wife, Michelle of Fairmont, Minn., and Destiny Wright of Fairmont, Minn.; sisters, Elizabeth (Donnelly) Watson of N.J., Dorothy (Donnelly) Finch of Fairbanks, Alaska; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Michael F. and Mary Donnelly; ex-husband, Marvin J. Green; a sister, Mickey (Donnelly) Balinski; two brothers-in-law, James Finch and George "Bud" Watson; and a nephew, James Finch. www.lakeviewfuneralhome.net