March 29, 1932 – February 10, 2021
Alice (Adamian) Greene, 88, of Nashua passed away peacefully on February 10, 2021. Born in Tehran, Iran on March 29th, 1932. She was the only daughter of the late Arshavir & Aghoush Adamian.
She spent most of her childhood in Iran. Alice attended college in England and UCLA. During her childhood and also through her college years, she managed to learn 7 different languages, which is what her family credits as the reason for her amazing accent.
While working for the US Embassy in Iran, she met her husband Ed while he was serving in the US Army. Alice always told a story of when Ed picked her up for their first date he showed up with two different colored socks. She knew immediately that she needed to marry this man, so he had someone to match his socks for him for the rest of his life.
In June 1968 Alice & Ed were married in Tehran, Iran. They then moved to Pennsylvania to start their lives and their family. They welcomed their first son, Bill in 1969, followed by their second son Arnold in 1970. After earning her US Citizenship on May 5th, 1972, Alice & Ed moved to Londonderry, NH. In 1973, they welcomed their third son Danny. Finally, in 1975, they welcomed their last child, their daughter, Jen. In June of that same year, they moved to Nashua and have resided in the same house for over 45 years.
Alice worked at Montgomery Wards in Nashua for close to 20 years until they closed their doors in 1997. She was given the nickname “Sarge” by her Wards family due to her tenacious & strong-willed attitude. She met and created a large circle of friends, that have become part of her extended family. After she left Montgomery Wards, she worked at Home Goods in Nashua, once again meeting & creating a large circle of friends that added to her already large extended family.
In the summers on her one and only day off, Alice would load up the infamous blue station wagon with what seemed to be the entire neighborhood, head to Silver Lake and sit back while all of “her kids” would swim for the entire day. Alice never knew how to swim, but her favorite memories were either at the lake or the beach. So much so that her & Ed started traveling back and forth to Florida, becoming snowbirds for close to 10 years.
She was an inquisitive woman who would talk to anyone that she crossed paths with. She met some very interesting people in her lifetime and would share her stories with her children and grandchildren who were all the apple of her eye.
Alice is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Edward Greene, US Army Retired, her son William (Melissa) Greene, son Arnold Greene, son Daniel (Geri) Greene, daughter Jennifer (Greene) Telesha and grandchildren TJ Telesha, Alexzandrea Telesha, Riley Greene, Matthew Greene, Hailey Greene, Emily Greene and her grand-pup Manny “Big Shot” Greene. She is also survived by her brother in laws Richard Greene & John Greene as well as many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and an enormous circle of friends.
Calling Hours will be held on Monday, February 22nd, from 4pm to 8pm at Zis-Sweeney & St. Laurent Funeral Home, a Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday February 23rd at 10:30am at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, and a burial to follow at the New Hampshire State Veteran's Cemetery at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital at https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html and condolences may be offered at www.zissweeneyfuneralhome.com
February 24, 2021
I am so glad to have met "Aunt" Alice at Thanksgiving dinners at John and Eveleen Greene's home. Alice was always so interesting to talk with and I learned even more about her full life from reading the obituary. I am sorry for you loss. My prayers are with you Jerome, and the family, as you grieve the great loss of Alice.
February 22, 2021
I am so sorry to learn of Alice’s passing. Anyone who knew her loved her as she was one of a kind! I was lucky enough to work with her at Montgomery Wards until its closing. She will always be in our hearts. Condolences to all the family & friends.
February 22, 2021
I worked with Alice for several years at HomeGoods... she was one of a kind... hard working, funny, and loved to bring in food to share with her fellow associates... a good human being....
George Telesha III
February 21, 2021
I was saddened to hear of Mrs. Greene's passing. I am glad I knew her for all these years. She was nice, caring and a good mother. My thoughts and prayers are with the Greene family. God bless and rest in peace. You will be missed.
February 19, 2021
So sad to hear of Alice’s passing. worked many years with her at Montgomery Ward’s. We had great times at meals together with the “Ward’s Gang.”. Bessie Belanger & Joe
Jean and Lou Lombardi
February 16, 2021
We would like to express our sincere sympathy during this sad time. Alice was a wonderful and caring person and so enjoyable to spend time with. Our prayers go out to her family. Rest in peace, Alice. Love, Jean and Lou Lombardi
February 16, 2021
I knew Alice a very long time ago my son is one of the kids that hung out with Arnold & one memory I have is every time she made lasagna he always asked to eat at their house
Alice really loved having the kids at her house such a beautiful women Rest In Peace Alice
February 15, 2021
I had the sincere pleasure of meeting Jen's beloved Mom. And, she was such a total sweetheart. I know that you'll be watching over your beautiful family from Heaven. God Bless & Rest In Peace Alice Greene.
Jenn Hand Fox
February 15, 2021
I was one of the Dozen or so kids,She always made sure her (kids ) felt special in our own ways,I had lost my Father when we spoke about How Unfair it was of God to take the only Man I loved away,She held my hands as I cried her words till this day Went ""Your Dad Is always with you,You are part of him,He will watch over you and Protect you always even if You Can Not see him" She hugged me and Said Now go wash your Face and Enjoy Life .💜💕💞😢