Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home

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John C. Greene

August 17, 1934May 12, 2020

John C. Greene, age 85, of Bristol, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of M. Edna (Vermette) Greene to whom he has been married to for the past 61 years.

Born in Westerly, a son of the late Walter A. and Eleanor (Evans) Greene, he was a long time resident of Bristol.

A graduate of Warren High School, Class of 1952, he was a Veteran of the United States Air Force having served during the Korean War as Sergeant.

Mr. Greene worked as a Sales Representative for Nabisco for over forty years before retiring in 1999. After retirement, he worked part-time at Stop and Shop. A communicant of St. Mary’s Church, he was a member of the Bristol Lodge of Elks.

He was an active member of the Boy Scouts of America where he served on the Eagle Board and as Scout Master. He was an avid reader and enjoyed playing golf. John was a Eucharistic minister at St. Mary’s Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Craig S. Greene and his wife Janet of Port St. Lucie, FL and Glenn S. Greene and his wife Andrea of Cranston, RI, one daughter, Martha E. Murphy and her husband Donald of Warren, RI, one brother, Walter R. Greene and his wife Janet of Cumberland, RI, eleven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Robert E. Greene.

Due to current restrictions on public gatherings, his funeral services will be private. A public memorial service will be held in St. Mary’s Church at a later date and time to be announced. Contributions in his honor may be made to The Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America, 10 Risho Ave., E. Providence, RI 02914 or to St. Mary’s Church, 330 Wood St., Bristol, RI 02809. To send a tribute, please visit: www.wilbur-romano.com


  • Narragansett Council
  • St. Mary's Church


  • Public Memorial Service at a later date


John C. Greene

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Alan Dias

May 23, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I remember Mr. Greene from the Boy Scouts of America back in the 70s. He was a great scout Master he was fun to be around with , we even had a song about him and he didn't mind. God Bless him and Family.

Pat O'Brien

May 21, 2020

I feel so lucky to have shared so many wonderful memories with John over our long. friendship. It was thru John's support, encouragement, and sponsorship that I was able to receive an interview and accept a full time position and join with John in the Nabisco family. That began a "special" friendship with both Edna and John and I use the word "special" because those type of friendships happen so few times in one's lifetime.

Charlene and Pat O'Brien

Robert Grace

May 21, 2020

John, I feel as though I am related to you. Pat and I are truly saddened by your sudden loss. We will think of you often and keep you Edna and family in our thoughts and prayers.
Bob and Pat

Walter Greene

May 21, 2020

I am so sad about losing my brother. He was not just a brother, he was my best friend. I will miss him. I share the pain his family is going through. We all need prayers to get past this difficult time. Thank you 🙏 John, for your life. Rest in the peace of the Lord.

Diane Silvia

May 20, 2020

Words cannot express our sorrow at the loss of your wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Our deepest sympathy and love go out to all of you. Pa always treated us like members of the family so we feel like we have lost one of our own. What a joy it was to know him and talk to him, he always had kind words for everyone and we loved listening to all his stories. The world has lost a great man and heaven has gained an angel.

All our love,

Diane, Steve and Liz


May 19, 2020

I am so very sorry for the loss of your husband John. My parents, Bob and Joann Avila, loved John and always enjoyed seeing him at all the class reunions. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May memories of happy times together comfort you during this hard time. Much love, Leslie 🥰

Joe Vaccaro & Family

May 18, 2020

Dear Greene Family,

Our deepest condolences to you during this difficult time. We have many memories with the Greene family when the boys were Boy Scouts. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

God Bless,

Joe Vaccaro & family

Mickey Securo

May 17, 2020

MaryJean and I are very saddened by John's passing. He was a class act and wonderful person who will not be forgotten. May God be the Greene family at this difficult time. God bless.

Bill & Madeline Shaw

May 17, 2020

On behalf of John's extended Nabisco family, we send our deepest condolences to you and your family. Throughout John's 40+ year career John was a valued associate, a team-player, a mentor to many and most importantly a friend to all. He will be missed and we hope that the presence of family and friends will help you through this difficult time.

Beverly Jolicoeur

May 16, 2020

Edna......My deepest condolences to you and your family . May it give you comfort knowing that John now rests in the arms of our risen Lord and that heaven has gained another angel. May God give you the strength and comfort you need at this time. God Bless


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