Madelyn Beatrice Chamberlin Green, 97, of Coventry, wife of the late Roland C. Green passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 15, 2019. Madelyn was born on September 19, 1922 in South Windham, CT to the late Frank Victor “Vic” and Hilda Ellison Chamberlin. She had three sisters; Elinor Gadoury, Constance Crosthwaite and Nancy Lamb all of whom predeceased her.
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Madelyn is survived by her three children, daughter Pamela (Fred) Sewell of Coventry, two sons Douglas (Karen) Green and Kevin (Stacy) Green both of Florida, five grandchildren; Amanda (David), Chad (Danielle), Collin(Catherine), Matthew ( Lisa) and Brittany, twelve great grandchildren; Benjamin, Leanne, Eleanor, JuliaKate, Jayce, Elijah, Taylor, Jathan, Emma, Joanna, Evelyn and Morgan; three step grandchildren Kyle, Taylor and Jack, four step great grandchildren Kyle, Winnie, Sebastian and Kori, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She attended Windham High School (’41). After high school she worked in several retail including Sears Roebuck Catalog and F. W Woolworth starting with the snack bar, cards/stationary and ending in bookkeeping/finance. She volunteered during World War II with the Red Cross working in the hospital as a nurse’s aide. She was a Charter Member of the Obwebetuck Grange #206, a member of the South Windham Congregational Church and later the 2nd Congregational Church in Coventry. She was a past member of the Republican Woman’s Club in Coventry chairing their annual Art Show for a number of years. She worked for many years at the polls for voting.
In 1950 she married Roland and moved to Coventry where they started their family. She taught Sunday School, was involved in 4-H, Cub Scouts, PTA, Room Mother, involved with the kids sports, attending their games and activities continuing on with the grandchildren and great grandkids. She also enjoyed watching the UCONN Women.
They went to New Hampshire beaches every summer and visited Florida for a couple weeks in the winter. Once Roland retired they spent several months each year in the Winter Haven area. After he passed away in 2008 she continued to go down for several months with Kevin and his family.
She loved to shop, had a shoe fetish and knew how to scope out the bargains, collected all kinds of light house stuff and watched the birds with a bird book in hand.
Family was very important to her. Her greatest joy was the kids… The grandchildren and great grandchildren.
There will be a Memorial Service with a Celebration of Life on Saturday, December 21, 2019 between 1-3 at the Patriot Park Lodge, 124 Lake Street, Coventry. Burial will held privately in the Spring/early Summer at Storrs Cemetery. The Coventry-Pietras Funeral Home will be assisting the family with arrangements. For online condolences please visit www.pietrasfuneralhome.com.