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David A. Greene

August 26, 1951April 1, 2021

David A. Greene, 69 of New Bedford passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 1, 2021 in St. Luke’s Hospital after a period of declining health. He was the husband of Pamela (Leonard) Greene for 41 years. Born and raised in New Bedford, David was the eldest son of the late Arthur A., Jr. and Bernice F. (Fuller) Greene. He graduated from New Bedford High School and Bridgewater State College. In addition to his wife, David is survived by his children: daughter, Jaime; son,Timothy and his wife Rebecca and their sons, Dillon, Lucas and Jacob; daughter, Julia; and son Jeffrey, all of New Bedford. David is also survived by his brother, Michael; brother, Andrew and his wife Nancy of Fairhaven; and sister, Patricia of Fall River, and several nieces and nephews. David enjoyed reading, music, golfing, and card playing, especially the Friday Night Card Club. He was also very involved in the Whaling City Youth Baseball League and retired from the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the New Bedford Boys and Girls Club, 166 Jenney St, New Bedford, MA 02740.

David's funeral mass will be held on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 10:00AM in St. Mary's Church, Tarkiln Hill Road, New Bedford, MA 02745. Arrangements are in the care of the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA 02745. Burial is Private. To leave a note of condolence:


19 April

Funeral Mass

10:00 am

St. Mary's Church

Tarkiln Hill Rd.
New Bedford, Massachusetts 02745


  • Burial Private


David A. Greene

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Wayne Furtado

April 12, 2021

My deepest sympathy to Pam and the rest of Daves immediate family. Dave and I went back to the days when we hung with Andy Meade and Eddie Jata. I remember going to Bridgewater State to see Dave in a couple of plays with that unmistakable booming voice reverberating thru the auditorium, I think he played a grandfather. Then the many years of softball with Brasells Chippys and Ronnies Cafe,
he and I were one of the few people to enjoy little necks at Dannys Taven.
We even drove Yellow Cab together, in New Bedford, when jobs were scarce. Dave was the pillar of his family, of his community and in life. Even though we drifted apart in different cities, later in life, I will never, ever, forget the man...........David Greene.
Mitt, Yank, and Patty, God Bless you all.

Stephen & Jacqueline Redfern

April 9, 2021

Our condolences to the green family. So many fond memories of family holiday gatherings, and summer cookouts at the Huckabees cottage.You will be deeply missed. With sympathy, Stephen Jackie Redfern.

Ken Stanley

April 8, 2021


My deepest condolences to you and your family. I have some of the greatest memories of playing ball with David (Tords) and all the Greene brothers, growing up in Pine Hill acres. So sorry for your loss. He was a truly a great guy.

Donna Cabral Ladino Branco

April 8, 2021

Words cannot express the feeling of sadness. Our paths crossed in life when we both worked at the Bristol County Sheriff's Office and as parishoners of St. Mary's Church. Our 50th high school reunion was the last time I saw him and he looked great. May the support of family and friends comfort you during this difficult time. Blessings

Christine McGinnis

April 7, 2021

Pam and Family
Sending you strength and wishing you peace.

Michael Greene

April 7, 2021

First, I would like to thank all who responded with memories of David. I could feel the love from people who grew up with him, or knew him later in life.
Dave was involved as a young adult in many sports and activities. He played high school football for New Bedford High School, and was a member of the 1969 Whaler team that posted an undefeated season. He played softball in the Greater New Bedford Softball League, played CYO basketball, and then went on to coach little league baseball for many years in the Whaling City Little League.
He also belonged to area golf leagues, (with his good friend and father-in-law Jim Leonard), and card clubs, and was especially fond of the Pine Hill Acres card club.
Dave was my big brother and I along with my siblings Andy and Patty, had the best childhood you could hope for, thanks to our parents who always put us before themselves.
Dave was a wonderful brother, husband, father and great grandfather. He was always there for his kids and grandkids especially in their pursuit of athletics. His pride and joy for the past few years was watching his grandkids, Dillon and Lucas play ball, rarely missing a game, even when he was ill. He also was hoping to see his youngest grandchild, Jacob, play in the future. He had grown up that way, with our parents supporting us in athletics for years.
His personality was one of a kind with a sharp, biting at times, sense of humor! You always knew where you stood with Dave, and he made many, many friends along the way.
He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish in the north end of New Bedford. He was a man of great faith and loved his family deeply.
I will miss my brother, as will Pam, his wife and (personal chef), Andy and Patty, and his kids Jaime, Tim, Julia and Jeff and his daughter-in-law Becky and his grandkids, as well as his friends and Co-workers. I will never forget his courageous fight battling his illness to live another day.

Rest In Peace David and God Bless you, we all love you, and will miss you much.

Michael Greene

Stacey Perry

April 6, 2021

My deepest sympathies to Dave’s family. No words can express the loss you must feel. I’m glad I got to work with him at the jail. We had some laughs in dispatch. Come on 3 o’clock!
God bless , Stacey Perry

Ken Richard

April 5, 2021

My deepest condolences to the Greene family. Dave and I coached together Little League and were both raised in Pine Hill Acres. I will always remember David’s great sense of humor, and his love for The Lord. Rest In Peace my friend.

Susan and Joe Bedard

April 5, 2021

We are very sorry for your loss.Our heart goes out to your entire family.We have many good memories at Andy’s and Nancy’s
Prayers are with you all🙏❤️

Kathryn Cunningham

April 4, 2021

I loved spending Thanksgiving with the Leonard/Greene Family...great food and good company...I will miss seeing David...Worked with him at the Dartmouth House of Correction...David was a real help to me when he was a Correction Officer and I was a Social Worker...David was great fun to be with...God Rest his soul...