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Margaret K. Green

SALISBURY — Margaret K. Green, a longtime resident of Salisbury, passed away peacefully at her home on Housatonic River Road on Jan. 17, 2023.  Margaret is survived by her loving husband of seventy-one years, Eugene F. Green.

Margaret was born in Brooklyn, New York, on March 25, 1928, the oldest daughter of the late Edward Kirk and Margaret (Jack) Kirk. She grew up in Bayridge, Brooklyn, with her parents and her younger sister Ann. Margaret graduated from Fort Hamilton High School. Continuing her education, she enrolled in classes at Pace College in New York City. She was employed by Standard Vacuum Company and worked in the personnel Department.

While Margaret attended Fort Hamilton High School, she met her future husband Eugene (Gene) Green. They were married on Dec. 1, 1951.  Marge, as she liked to be called, soon became a full time homemaker and a loving mother to her four children.

To accommodate their growing family, Gene and Marge Green moved to Douglaston, New York.  Marge was busy raising a family and running a household, but she also made time for some hobbies.  She loved to garden and she was an avid reader.  Being a very outgoing person, she had many close friends in Douglaston.

Marge and her husband moved from their home in Douglaston in 1982 to their country home in Salisbury. She cherished the community of Salisbury and became active in many of the local organizations. With her passion for gardening, she joined the Salisbury Garden Club and served as the Vice President. She was one of the founding members of the Salisbury Beautification Committee. Marge was a member of the Board of the Holly Williams House and enjoyed hosting many Christmas Musicals there. She served as Vice President of the Salisbury Women’s Republican Club and was an active member of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Lakeville.

Marge is survived by her sister Ann (Kirk) Haggett and husband Ronnie Haggett of Antrim, New Hampshire, and children Kathy (Green) Hogan and husband Philip Hogan of Monrovia, California; Patti (Green) Barry and husband Charlie Barry of Johns Creek, Georgia; Brian Green of Torrington; Eileen Green of Old Orchard Beach, Maine and six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

A Mass celebrating the life of Margaret K. Green was  held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Friday, Jan. 27 at 11:00 am. A viewing was held at Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home on Jan. 27 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.    

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