George Fredrick Green, Sr. (Lame Wolf), beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, walked on to the Spirit World, toward the lands of the warm winds and the happy hunting grounds on Sunday morning, January 31st, 2016. George “Papa” was 84 years old. He was the son of Laurie C. Green and Mary Ellen Peters-Green and was the youngest of 8 siblings. George was born on July 3rd, 1931 in Mashpee, Massachusetts and was a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Helen Gavalas-Green, and his sister, Catherine Green-Simmons. George was married to Patricia Hicks (Lovett) 1951 – 1977 and they had four children, Cheryl Green, George “Chuckie” Green Jr., and Guy Green. George was pre-deceased by his son, Laurie Green. George is also survived by 4 step children, Faith Ingalls, Kim Perazzelli, Nick Kondochriste, and Cathleen Lieneck as well 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family all whom he loved dearly.
George attended high school at Lawrence High School (now Falmouth High School) where he was a four-year starter with the Falmouth High School Clippers football team. In 2014 George was inducted into the Falmouth High School Hall of Fame for his outstanding achievements including scoring the winning touchdown taking his team to the Class D State Championship in 1947. George served as a Medic in the United States Air Force during the Korean War 1950-1952. When he returned stateside he worked as a custodian at the Samuel G. Davis School. He then went on to Bridgewater State College for a Teaching Certificate in Interior Design and returned to Samuel G. Davis School to teach Industrial Arts. George served as a Police Officer and volunteer Firefighter for the Town of Mashpee. Later in life, he became an entrepreneur by establishing the Greenway Inc., which consisted of three businesses; a cleaning company, a school bus company, and the “Greenway Restaurant.” George then served as a Chef Supervisor for the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and retired as a Highway Surveyor for the Town of Mashpee in 1982.
George Green “Papa” will be missed by all of his family, friends, and loved ones. Throughout his life, George most enjoyed spending time with his family whether it was traveling, camping, fishing, or other time spent outdoors. His laughter and kind-spirited nature was a means for his life to bring joy to all those that he knew. Travel well, Papa, we love you!
The services for George Fredrick Green Sr. will be on Wednesday, February 3rd at the Old Indian Meeting House at 410 Meeting House Road in Mashpee. The viewing will begin at 10 AM and the Funeral Service will be at 11 AM. A reception will follow at the Mashpee Wampanoag Community and Government Center at 483 Great Neck Road South in Mashpee.