Nathaniel B. Green

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Leeds – Nathaniel B. Green, 81, a resident of Sumner Road in Leeds, died Saturday morning, July 14, at his home.

He was born Oct. 12, 1925, in Otisfield, the son of Nathaniel A. and Ruby (Jillson) Green. He went to Norway High School.

He served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II. On May 3, 1947, in Norway, he married Marion Day. She passed away Oct. 8, 2004.

He worked for Central Maine Power Company for 35 years. When he retired in 1984, he was a district representative for the Gray area. Following his retirement, he and his son ran Green’s Auto Sales.

He was a member of the Frederick Robie Grange in Otisfield for over 50 years, the Pomona State Grange, Greene V.F.W., Poland Spring Golf Course, and Kora Shrine in Lewiston. He was very proud of his involvements with the Masons and was past master of the Ashlar Masonic Lodge 105, in Auburn, past district representative and past district deputy grand master of the 23rd Masonic District, the Androscoggin Valley Scottish Rites, receiving the Meritorious Service Award, York Rites Bodies of Auburn, and the Androscoggin Valley Square and Compass Club.

Nat was an avid animal lover, especially German Shepherd dogs. During his years at CMP, he befriended many dogs on his route that others called “vicious” because of his special way with animals. While his children were growing up, the household always held many animals, including cats, dogs, chickens, parakeets, hamsters, fish, a pony and some cows. His kids knew to “ask Dad” when they wanted another pet because he always said yes, much to the chagrin of his wife, Marion.

He spent many years bowling in his free time, but later found golf to be his passion. He enjoyed taking his grandchildren to the golf course and letting them drive the golf cart. Besides the golf course, one of his favorite places was his camp on Moose Pond in Otisfield. He loved spending time with his family there at the camp he helped his father build. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and will be deeply missed by his family.

He is survived by a son, Dennis Green and his wife, Patricia, of Greene; four daughters, Patricia LeHoux and her husband, Robert, of Greene, Sharie L. Quinn and her husband, Edward, of Otisfield, Brenda Dyer and her husband, Jeff, of Kennebunk, and Tatsue Fukaya of Japan, an exchange student who lived with the family that he soon considered one of his own; four grandchildren, Melissa Johnson, Jake Green and Shonna Adams, and Jared Dyer; and one great-grandchild, Kayley Adams; a brother, Frank Green of Otisfield; his sister, Florance Flanders of Norway; and his faithful dog, Jake.

He was predeceased by his wife, Marion.

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