Oliver Malachy “Mal” Greene
After a brief illness, and following a long decline, Malachy passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Montefiore Hospital in New Rochelle, NY.
He died peacefully, surrounded by his children and was comforted by his wife of 47 years, Bernadette earlier that night at last rites. He was 80 years old.
Malachy was born on February 28, 1936 in Glasson, Athlone, in County Westmeath, Ireland to James and Annie Greene (nee Fallon). He emigrated to America in 1967, lived in Brooklyn and began heartily supporting the New York Mets.
After stints in Import/Export and Singer Sewing Machine sales, he settled into a long term position driving a bus for Westchester Street Transportation/ Liberty Lines.
Malachy was a long term member and often Officer of the New Rochelle Irish Benevolent Society, a member of the Transport Workers Union, a member of the Westchester Bus Lines Emerald Society and an honorary member of the Police Emerald Society of Westchester County.
Malachy married Eileen Bernadette (nee Sheridan) Greene on October 19, 1968 and they moved to New Rochelle and wasted no time in starting their family.
Malachy is survived by his wife Eileen Bernadette Greene; his son Edward J. Greene, his Daughter Eileen N. Greene; his Son Patrick J. Greene and daughter-in-Law Sarah McDonough Greene; his daughter Megan English and Son-in-Law Robert English. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Giulia, Madeline, Isabelle, Alexandra, Olivia, Theodore and Wyatt – who knew him as Patton or Pop Pop. Malachy also leaves behind many loving nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews both here in The States and back home in Ireland.
He was a kind man, a true gentleman, and was very loved. He will be missed.
Visiting Will be Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel, Inc., 16 Shea Place, New Rochelle.
Mass will be Wednesday at 10:30am at Holy Family Church.
Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you support the New Rochelle Humane Society and the National Geographic Education Foundation.