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ROCHESTER, N.H. -- Lorette Y. Green, 96, of Rochester, N.H., died Wednesday morning, Dec. 19, 2012, at Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover.

She was born in Lynn, Mass., on Dec. 2, 1916. She was the daughter of Eustache A. and Aldora E. (Ouellette) Ross.

She was married to Patrick V. Green in 1937, with whom she shared 46 years of marriage. They had one son and one daughter. She received her elementary education in Lynn, Mass., and her high school education in Lewiston, Maine. After marriage, Lorette and Pat moved to Rochester. As a result of her husband joining the Marine Corps during World War II, she returned to Lynn, Mass., to be near her family. She worked as a secretary for General Electric Co. before moving to back to Rochester with her husband and children.

During the following years she worked at the People's Building and Loan Association (Profile Bank today), Archambault's Furniture, and the Rochester Savings Bank & Trust Co. She and her husband moved to Clinton, Maine, in 1969 until he died in 1984, at which time she moved back to Rochester.

She was a very active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary of Winslow, Maine. She served as president in 1977 and 1978 and was chosen as President of the Year both years by the state officers. She was also active in Rochester as a member of the Emblem Club, The Rochester Area Senior Citizens, The Golden Age Club, and the Good Ole Sports. Lorette was an avid card and cribbage player and loved to dance and enjoy life. With her granddaughter, Karen, she had the opportunity and was always excited to travel to California, Florida and Hawaii. She loved her family and doted on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She resided for the past 11 years at the Studley Assisted Living Home in Rochester where she received excellent care and loving attention.

Survivors include her son, Richard P. Green, and his wife, Anita; two sisters, Claire Tewhey and Cecile Green; son-in-law Robert W. Emerson; grandchildren Karen Green, Dale Green and wife, Sherri, David Green and wife, Angela, Dennis Emerson and wife, Kim, Robert R. Emmerson and wife, April, Michael Emerson, and Christopher Emerson; 13 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband; daughter Sally A. Emerson; her parents; and four brothers, Joseph, Armand, George and Robert Ross.

There will be no calling hours. A memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday Jan. 8, 2013, at St. Mary's Church, Lowell Street, Rochester. Burial will be in the spring.

Donations in her memory are requested for The Studley Home, 15 Eastern Ave., Rochester, NH 03867, or The Hyder Family Hospice House, 285 County Farm Road, Dover, NH 03820. If you wish to express condolences or leave a fond memory, please visit www.edgerlyfh.com.

Cremation is under the care of the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., Rochester, NH 03867.

Published in Central Maine on Jan. 4, 2013
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