John Gregory Green Sr.

March 12, 1943December 31, 2020

On Thursday, December 31st, 2020 John Gregory “Greg” Green Sr., a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, god father and friend passed away at the age of 77. Greg was born March 12th, 1943 in the Bronx, NY to Charles & Margaret Green. Greg was a graduate of Pace University in New York, NY with a degree in Commercial Real Estate / Finance. Greg met the love of his life, Cyrilla Helena Burke in New York. Once married, they made their way out West to begin their new life together and grow their family. Greg spent over 30 years originating, managing, and working out major commercial real estate transactions for well-known companies throughout the valley. Greg was known for his smile, warm personality, giving nature and love for his family. Greg spent many years volunteering for The Knights of Columbus, coaching his children’s baseball / softball teams, attending activities his children were involved in and in recent years, being a father figure to many as well as being the best Santa Claus at many private gatherings. Greg was preceded in death by his wife Cyrilla Helena Burke Green, his sister Margo Green and his parents, Charles & Margaret Green. Greg is survived by his three (3) children, John Gregory Green Jr. and his wife (Yessica), Bridget Marguerite Newton and her husband (Rich), and Jay Gallagher Green and his wife (Michelle) along with their children Sloan Helena and Jax Gallagher who referred to grandpa as Papa G. Greg is also survived by his loving sister Pat Feely and her husband (Joe), his brother Phil and his wife (Elizabeth) and many nieces, nephews, and god children.


  • Rosary & Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021



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Jackie Boldman

January 27, 2021

These past few years Greg has brought such sunshine into my life. He always brought a smile to my face and a warm feeling in my heart.

Mike Finger

January 27, 2021

Greg, you left too soon - you will always be in our thoughts. And, you will be remembered forever by scores of kindergarten and first graders as the best darn Santa Claus they ever met! Rest easy my friend.

Al (Butch) Leonard

January 24, 2021

So sorry to hear of Greg’s death. We started our lifelong friendship in first grade with Mrs. King at St. Nick’s . I followed Greg’s lead into The Augustinians and like Greg, found God had other plans for us. He truly was a wonderful person to all who knew him. I will miss our yearly phone visits from Florida to Arizona and back. May he Rest In Peace .

Ellen Caron O’Reilly

January 24, 2021

Rest In Peace, my friend.! Greg and I grew up on University Avenue, were classmates through eighth grade, and were able to be present for significant events in each other’s lives after that. So many, many happy memories!

John Green

January 23, 2021

Services for dad have been finalized and there is a livestream option (link in the obituary) to ensure the safety of anyone who would like to be a part of the service but not attend in person. Bridget, Jay and myself appreciate all of the kind words we have received over the past 3 weeks.

Thursday January 28th

St. Bernadette Catholic Church

16245 N 60th Street
Scottsdale, Arizona 85250

Rosary 9:30 am

Funeral Mass 10:00 am

Larry Wintroub

January 15, 2021

Greg, we have been friends for almost 40 years and shared a lot of great memories through work, travel and family. You passed too soon and will be deeply missed. R.I.P.

Bill Cahn

January 11, 2021

Greg, you will be in my memories forever. Rest In Peace my friend.

Michael Gonzalez

January 8, 2021

Goodbye to a longtime friend. You wii be missed. RIP