Presque Isle -
Eleanor Anne Green, 82, passed away in the arms of her husband with her son and two furry buddies at her side, Thursday, August 25, 2016, on her 60th Wedding Anniversary, at the TAMC health care facility in Mars Hill. She always had a smile for everyone even though enduring a 16-year battle with Alzheimer's and recent fight with Cancer.
Eleanor was born and raised in Presque Isle, the daughter of Samuel J. Downing and Mary A. Anderson Downing. She was the youngest of five. She attended local schools graduating from PIHS in 1952, and then attended Fisher Junior College in Boston. She worked in the business office of New England Telephone Co. and retired in 1984 with 30 yrs. of service. While there she rose to the rank of Office Manager. Throughout her school and business years Eleanor was very active in organizations and activities. She was the Aroostook County High School public speaking winner, a varsity cheerleader, and an "A" student for 4 years. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and The Eastern Star. In 1950 she met her future husband, Laurel "Sonny" Green and they were married on August 25, 1956. Together they raised one son. They became avid campers at Cross Lake and built a camp in 1960.
She was predeceased by a sister and her husband, Marie and Richard Aucoin; and a nephew, Mike Aucoin; also a brother, James Downing and a sister-in-law, Betty Green Roope Wade; and brothers-in-law, George Morrison, Frank Baker and Edward Roope. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Laurel R. Green and their son, Craig R. Green, of Presque Isle; a brother, John Downing and his wife, Naomi, of PI, ME; a sister, Mary Rose Morrison of Tampa, Fl; sisters-in-law, Dawn Calbi and her husband, Vince, of Burke, Va, Ann Baker of Prospect, Ct, and Penny Green of Caribou; and a brother-in-law, Richard of Farmingdale, ME. She also has many wonderful nieces and nephews, who she loved.
A memorial service is planned for Sunday, September 11, 2016, at the Grant Memorial United Methodist Church, in Presque Isle, at 3 p.m. with an Eastern Star service to precede it. A reception will follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to C.A.N.C.E.R., P.O. Box 811, Presque Isle, ME 04769.