OBITUARY

Ave Maria Green

October 9, 1929April 2, 2013

Ave Maria Hayes Green, beloved wife for 57 years of the late Dr. John M. Green; loving mother of Dr. Christopher J. (Mary Beth), Dr. John M. Jr. (Mary), Dr. Gavin J. (Katie), Ave Maria Green (Elizabeth Lilly) and Hugh J. (Victoria Schreiber); dear grandmother of Christopher, Garrett, Kayla and Maggie Green, Mary Ellen, John Michael, Caroline and Meredith Green, Gavin, Brendan, Mary Kate, Madeline and Genevieve Green, Sutton, Hobson and Ave Lillygreen, Anneliese and Greta Green; dear sister of the late Hugh P. Hayes; devoted daughter of the late Agnes "Aggie" and Christopher Hayes. Ave loved life and had a legion of great friends. She grew up in St. Sabina in Chicago. A graduate of Loretto High School and then St. Xavier College. Ave became a Chicago Public School teacher. She and her husband, John, were active parishioners of St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish in Oak Lawn with Ave directing parish shows and volunteering as a Eucharistic minister. A devoted supporter of Mother McAuley High School and St. Xavier University, Ave often served as a fashion show commentator and lead actress in Broadway shows at the "99th Street Theater". Ave was a remarkable wife, mother, grandmother, and friend whose passion for life allowed her to overcome her stroke. Funeral Saturday 10:45 a.m. from Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W. 103rd Street, Oak Lawn, to St. Catherine of Alexandria Church, 10621 S. Kedvale, Oak Lawn. Mass 11:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Visitation Friday 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Contributions in Ave's memory may be made to St. Xavier University Scholarship Fund, 3700 West 103rd Street, Chicago, IL 60655. Info, 708-636-1193 or www.blakelamboaklawn.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, April 5, 2013
  • Prayer Service Saturday, April 6, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, April 6, 2013
REMEMBERING

Ave Maria Green

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Judy Kaufmann

November 13, 2013

Dear Green Family,
I was so saddened to learn of the passing of your amazing mother. Our Dad adored her and couldn't get enough of those hilarious St. Catherine parish musical numbers. She was a true lover of life and an inspiration to all. My most sincere condolences to all of you. Kolin Avenue will never be the same!

Judy Kaufmann

Eileen O'Malley

April 9, 2013

My sister & I have had the pleasure of knowing Ave & Dr. John for a very wonderfully long time -- ever since my mother Bride O'Malley taught with the darling young teacher, Ave, at Kershaw School on Chicago's South Side. My Mother kept us up to date on Ave & John's courtship, & we were thrilled to finally meet the handsome couple. Even after Mom transferred to Dawes School & Ave was on maternity leaves, the connection wasn't broken since Dr. John Green became out famioly dentist. Through the years we'd meet Ave at the annual St. Sabina's reunions, & Dr John kept us appraised of family news, which in later years was so sad because of what had befallen Ave. But we saw nothing but kindness & good cheer whenever we'd meet either of them. They'll both be sorely missed. & our hearts go out to their beautiful family.

April 8, 2013

Dear Green Family, I'm sorry for your loss . We all have great memories of your mom and your Dad too from growing up in St. Catherine's. Sincerely, Nancy Lepore Krickl

Maria Hayes

April 8, 2013

Dear Green Family,
We've lost another magnificent human being. Ave was life it's own self: a force of nature, a whirlwind of activity,and a powerful spirit. Her determination was infectious. Ave grabbed life with both hands and squeezed every precious moment from it and she left this earth a much better place. What an honor and a pleasure to have known both Ave and John Green. To be in their presence made you shine a little brighter, laugh a little longer, love a little more, and pray a little harder. Godspeed dear Ave.

April 7, 2013

Ave will always be remembered in the hearts of those who knew her for her vibrant personality and generosity accorded to her many activities over the years. She and John were a great couple and always proud of their family. We are saddened for your loss...Bob and Eileen McGarry

April 7, 2013

DEAR GREEN FAMILY OUR CONDOLENCES TO ALL OF YOU YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. ART AND ANN STEINBERG JIM AND BERNADETTE STEINBERG

April 6, 2013

We are so saddened to hear of Ave's passing.She was a wonderful spirited lady.I will always remember her hard work and laughter from the shows at St. Catherine.She always greeted me with a smile and will be a fond memory to all of us. Lori and Al Weber and family.

Bob Napleton

April 6, 2013

Dear Green family, I wish there was something I could say to take away the pain and sense of loss you are feeling at this time. PLease accept my condolences on the passing of an American original, your beloved mother. Anyone who enjoyed the art of conversation and encountered your mother knew they were in the presence of a first class, caring, high energy, wonderful lady who always put her faith and family first. The description of "personality plus" would be a huge understatement. She always made me feel very welcome in her home on Kolin and I will never forget your folks attending my father's wake in November 2009 after many years of not having any contact. That meant a lot to me and my mother. Needless to say, you were blessed with wonderful extraordinary parents who set a powerful example for you to follow. I'm out of town on spring break with my family and regret not being able to express my condolences in person. Be assured of my prayers. God Bless Mr. and Mrs. John Green.----Bob Napleton

Mary Fitzgerald

April 5, 2013

Deepest sympathies to the Green families. My mom, Georgean, knew & loved Ave; they will meet at the "theater gates" in heaven along with Dr. Green. Godspeed Ave!

Madonna Doherty

April 5, 2013

Our Condolences to the Green Family.



Madonna Doherty & Family