OBITUARY

Dennis Peter Green

August 21, 1951February 10, 2021
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Dennis Peter Green, 69, of East Sandwich, a retired teacher and coach, died on February 10, 2021 at home surrounded by loving family.

Dennis is survived by his wife and best friend of 45 years, Ellen (Kickham) Green; his 4 sons Ryan, his wife Michelle Kelly Green, Cory, Connor and Devin; and his siblings Bob, Chuck, Rich Green, Carol Cole and Sue Ryan. Dennis was predeceased by his brother, James Green.

Dennis was born in Boston, on August, 21, 1951 to the late Charles E Green Jr and Marguerite Green. He Graduated from Randolph High School in 1969 and Boston State College in 1974, where he played football and baseball. He also earned a Master’s in 1980 from Suffolk University, while playing semi-professional baseball and football. He taught Physical Education and Special Education in the Middleborough school system for 30 plus years. He coached football, baseball, and basketball at various high Schools throughout the South Shore during his tenure.

Dennis went on to start the Girls’ Volleyball Program at Middleborough High School and took over the Sandwich High School Boys’ Basketball Program, which reached the South Sectional final in 2014-15. He survived Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2009, and was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in September of 2019. He continued coaching both sports throughout chemo, radiation and brain surgery.

He loved many things, but none before his family and Sandy Neck Beach. His family and friends will find peace in remembering his larger-than-life personality, his witty sense of humor and his infectious laughter.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 21, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, February 22, 2021

  • Burial

    Monday, February 22, 2021

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Lisa DelGreco

February 24, 2021

Uncle Den, there are no words....the sadness cannot be described and the heartbreak I have for my aunt and the boys is surreal. I am so thankful for the more than 4 decades of the laughter-filled memories but even more grateful for the chance to have witnessed the journey my aunt took with you. Love immersed with ‘best friend’ ship, that happens only to a select few. Your life was an inspiration and your legacy is proof that integrity, caring, and dedication are proven virtues. May you rest peacefully until we see each other again.

Charlie Napier

February 21, 2021

Dear Ellen,
The Human Constellation has lost on of its brightest stars.
The “Denny Green” Star.
It can take as many as 400 light years for the light from a star to reach us here on earth.
Even after a star stops shining the light keeps on traveling towards us.
The light from the “Denny Green” Star has been shining on you Ellen, your sons, family members and friends.
His light has led the way for countless students and athletes for nearly two generations. He even shed his light on middle aged balding softball players.
The “Denny Green” Star has gone out.
But through all the people that he has shinned his light on, it will continue to shine and have a positive effect on those people, their children and other generations to follow.
He was truly a remarkable person and will never be forgotten.
Thoughts from an old bald softball player.
Our sincere condolences.
Charlie Napier, Chuck Napier, Michele Napier Whitmore and GregNapier

Paul Pinkie Martin

February 21, 2021

Dennis I will never forget when we were in Randolph High. When We saw each other, it was always Hi Pink. And it was loud and funny. Never saw you upset or with a smile. You were one of a kind. A great friend, and you left a hole that will never be filled.
Ellen what a loss.

Pinkie Martin😇🥵

Robert Bokanovich

February 21, 2021

Dear Ellen, Ryan, Cory, Conner, & Devin.
Our Condolences from The Bokanovich Clan. Dennis will truly be missed by so many, many people. There is not enough space here to describe all the things he was and the number of people he influenced with life's lessons. Now his spiritual being has completed his earthly journey and it is time to join others on the next journey. He will always be with you in spirit. May you all find peace in knowing he is already a very popular guy in heaven.

With deep sadness,
Bo, Elaine, Aidan, Orrin, Liam and Teagan

Luis Spencer

February 17, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with The Green family at this time. I will always cherish being around Dennis and coaching football at Carver High School , where he shared a lot positive energy and enjoyment to all! We will miss you!

Elaine Mach

February 17, 2021

Ellen, I’m so sorry to hear about your husbands passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sending love and healing to you all.

Kevin Maher

February 16, 2021

i enjoyed playing with and against Dennis in the Carver Mens softball league many moons ago. Our three sons also remember Dennis as "Coach" during their years at Middleboro HS . Dennis will be missed by all whose lives he touched either in the classroom or in the sports area.

Tom Bailey

February 16, 2021

Coached many a game against Dennis during my time at Rockland and Marshfield A true gentleman and a great coach RIP COACH

Carol Riddle Conley

February 16, 2021

Carol Cole, Sorry to hear of the passing of your younger brother. I just read it in yesterday’s Sports page of the Boston Globe.

Carol Riddle Conley

Patrick Parisi

February 15, 2021

What a great person and neighbor! We certainly had lost of laughs together especially when Dennis & Chuck would paint the house. And keeping Doug on his toes at Sandy Neck! Ellen, Ryan, Cory, Connor and Devan, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are here for you always. Rest in peace Dennis, you led a great life, helped so many people and left a great legacy.

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