Helen M. Green, 95, of Geneseo, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at Hammond-Henry Hospital,?Geneseo. A funeral Mass was held Friday, July 27, at St. Malachy’s Catholic Church, Geneseo. The Rev. Michael Pakula and Deacon Harley Chaffee officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. A visitation was held one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation. Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services,?Geneseo assisted the family with arrangements.
She was born on Dec. 18, 1916, in Geneseo, the daughter of Joseph and Santina (Locci) Orsi. She graduated from Geneseo High School in 1936. She married Ray W.?Green on April 12, 1942, in Geneseo. He died on Jan. 1, 1999. She owned and operated Geneseo Candy Kitchen with her father and brother, Orsi and Green with her husband and brother and Green’s with her husband. She retired in 1990 and later returned to work at Four Seasons for a few years. She was a life-long member of St. Malachy’s Catholic Church, Geneseo, and was a Boy Scout den mother and Girl Scout leader. She was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Geneseo Chamber of Commerce in 1998. She enjoyed golfing, gardening, crafts, reading and her dogs.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Marcia Green of Geneseo; a daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Ralph Drendel of Elburn; five grandchildren, Jamian Haser, Courteney Hecht and Kimberly, Kelsey and Andrew Drendel and three great grandchildren, Jordan and Dylan Haser, and Brayden Hecht. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her twin brother, Victor Orsi.