OBITUARY

Grace A Greene

July 6, 1947April 8, 2018

Grace Louise (Altobelli) Greene, 70, became an Angel in heaven, way too soon, joining our Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 8th. “Amazing Grace”, as her friends called her, was born on July 7, 1947 in Dudley, Pa. She was the youngest of 5 children born to Italian immigrants. Her parents owned Tom’s Tavern, a local family restaurant. While her parents were busy making a good life for their family, Grace’s older sister Madeline gladly took the role of mother and helped raise her youngest sibling. Grace had many fond stories to share of the mischief created by her and her siblings while growing up in Pennsylvania. In 1965, she graduated from Tussey Mountain High School and moved to Washington, DC to work for the Federal Government. In 1980, she married Donald Greene, Sr. and they moved to Dale City, Virginia. Grace retired from Naval Air Systems Command as a Public Affairs Specialist where she made many life-long friends. Most recently, she worked for the Ft Belvoir commissary where her co-workers were like family. Always a devoted wife, she left the commissary in June of 2017 to become a full-time caregiver for her husband. In March of this year, she relocated to Florida to undergo therapy near her daughter Lisa. Living in Florida was Grace’s longtime dream. She happily spent her last days recovering in the Florida sunshine with her grandkids, whom she adored. Grace leaves behind a legacy of loving friends and family who cherish her memory, including her loving husband, Donald, Sr of Dale City, Va, her sister Madeline Ryan of Frederick, MD, her devoted daughter Lisa & son-in-law Wayne, grandchildren: Taylor, Donovan and Carissa (who were the light of her life!); Three stepdaughters: Klara Greene-Eaton, (Rickey), Charlemaine Randolph (Robert) and Eilean Greene and numerous grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by a host of family, including her treasured nieces and nephews, Billy Ryan (Judy), John Fazekas, Frank Altobelli (Kathryn), Mark Altobelli (Kim), Denise Altobelli (Bill), David Altobelli (Desma), Diane Altobelli, Lori Altobelli, Paul Altobelli, and many loving great nieces and great nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Domenica (Rapiti) Altobelli, and brothers, Paul, Frank and Tommy.

Services

  • Funeral Service Monday, April 16, 2018
REMEMBERING

Grace A Greene

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Lisa Shiflet

April 16, 2018

Grace had such a kind and gentle soul. When I sang for Lisa and Taylor's baptism, she had the sweetest encouragement for me. She raised a wonderful daughter. I am very blessed that I have had the chance to meet her on her visits to Florida.

Lisa Brown

April 16, 2018

Lisa, I wish I could be there to support you.
Grace always treated me like family each time I came for visits.
From fond memories of her taking pictures of you and I in our matching outfits back in 1988, to babysitting the kids for us as we headed out for girltime in 2018. She was always glad to see me.
My deepest sympathy for your loss. I’m always here for you.
Lisa Brown
Amman, Jordan

Michelle Katon

April 16, 2018

Lisa, your Mother carried herself with such a sense of honor, and we see that in you.
We love you , and we are glad that you and Wayne are in our lives.

Michelle Katon

April 16, 2018

Lisa, your Mother carried herself with such a sense of honor, and we see that in you.
We love you , and we are glad that you and Wayne are in our lives.

Johnny Slaughter

April 16, 2018

Grace was such a breath of fresh air. I remember when you first invited me over to meet your parents, Grace treated me as family right away! I remember when she would make her delicious pork chops. They were so good, I stole a piece and brought it back home for my roommate to taste. Grace will be sorely missed, but It's so good to know that now she is in a better place.

Diane Williams

April 16, 2018

Lisa,
I pray that God will comfort the hearts of you and your family during this difficult time. I will always remember your mom's genuine demeanor and how she always made me feel welcomed whenever I visited her home. I will forever be grateful to have met her and she was a true blessing to those who got the opportunity to spend time with her.

Much love to you all!

Kelsey S

April 15, 2018

Dear Greene family,
I am very sorry for your loss. A scripture that encouraged me very much when my grandma died is Psalms 34:18. It says “Jehovah is close to the broken-hearted and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” We can be sure that God does care for us!

Darylenetta Thompson

April 15, 2018

God looked around his garden
And found an empty place,
He then looked down upon the earth
And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering
He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids
And whispered, ‘Peace be Thine’.
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn’t go alone,
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.

Bob and Joyce Smith

April 12, 2018

What a Great neighbor for many years in Dale City. Always nice, Always. Would always give me the latest news when we moved away.

Renée Paxton

April 12, 2018

‘Amazing Grace’ is so fitting for Grace. Her unconditional love to me and my then, newborn son was simply amazing. Grace was the only one I trusted with my newborn and she kept him as if it were her very own. The cherished memories will never die. The memories of her caring, kind and loving spirit will live on in my heart forever, and I will continue to share the fond memories of her until I’m called home to glory. Rest In Peace our beloved Grace, you’ve triumphantly made
it home...