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Anne W. (Como) Green, a lifelong resident of Beverly Farms, and a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on March 31, after a brief illness. She was 84 years old and was the daughter of the late Edward and Marjorie (Linehan) Como.
Anne graduated from both St Margaret’s School in Beverly Farms and St. Mary’s High School in Beverly before attending Boston College. She was a proud graduate of Boston College, Class of 1954, one of the first classes of the School of Nursing. Several of her classmates at BC became her devoted, lifelong friends. Upon graduation, she worked for several years in Boston Area hospitals as a registered psychiatric nurse. Later in life, she served on the board of directors of the Visiting Nurses Association.
Anne was devoted to her family, her church and her community. A mother of six, grandmother of 22, and great-grandmother of four, Anne reveled in the successes and achievements of her family. She was involved in local school activities for many years, volunteering to support school and sporting events. She was always willing to help teachers in the classroom as well.
A lifelong communicant of St. Margaret Church in Beverly Farms, Anne was very active in church affairs and support. For many years, she sponsored the Sisters of Notre Dame faculty, ensuring they received medical care when needed and support services that enhanced their lives and experience at our school and in our community.
Anne was a direct descendent of the Linehan family in Beverly Farms. Her great-grandfather was Daniel Linehan whose construction business in the 1850s and beyond was responsible for many of the beautiful estates that exist to this day. She loved to tell stories of the history of the town and her family’s role in it.
Most of all, Anne enjoyed long, hot summer days either in her backyard or at West Beach surrounded by her extended family. Watching all her “kids” grow and thrive was her reward. Their happiness and success was her's as well. She was a truly selfless person, always putting others before herself. She will be missed greatly and fondly remembered forever.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, John J. Green of Beverly Farms. Additionally, she is survived by her six children, Julie Rowe and her husband, Chuck of Beverly Farms; Jennifer Creamer and her husband, John of Midlothian, Virginia; Matthew and his wife, Claudia Piper of Beverly Farms; David and his wife, Sandee of Bedford, New Hampshire; Maura Curran and her husband, John of Beverly Farms; and Becky Cavalero and her husband, Brian of Portland, Maine. Anne was affectionately known as Marna to her 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Additionally, she is survived by her brother, the Reverend Denis Como, SJ and a sister, Eloise Brown of North Carolina.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Margaret’s Church, 672 Hale Street, Beverly Farms on Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. A private burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations for the care of Jesuit clergy can be sent to Campion Health Center, 319 Concord Road, Weston, MA 02593-1398. Information, directions, condolences at www. campbellfuneral.com.
Published on  April 3, 2017
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