It deeply saddens the family of Hester C. Green to announce her sudden death, on March 22, 2020. She was in good health of mind and body right up to her last few hours. She was smiling and making jokes on the morning of her passing. When she passed she was surrounded by her 7 children. Hester was born on June 20th, 1926 at home on the family farm in North Ashford, Eastford, Connecticut as Hester Lee Carpenter to father Urban Victor Carpenter and mother Lila Hester (Lee) Carpenter. She excelled in school and skipped the 2nd grade while living in Phoenixville. She then attended Woodstock Academy and graduated in 1943 during the height of World War II. After graduation she worked at the Electro-Motive Manufacturing Co. in Willimantic and made transistors for the war effort. In 1946 she married Ralph Joseph (Joe) Green, literally the cute blue-eyed boy next door, once he returned from the South Pacific. After living in Eastford, and Warehouse Point, they bought a small farm in Willington in 1957, where they raised their 7 children. Hester continued to reside in Willington for 62 years and was active in several local organizations. She was active in the Willington Hill Fire Department Auxiliary since 1964. She was a founding member of the Easter Egg Hunt that still thrives to this day. She was a member and President of VFW Auxiliary Post 938, member of Federated Church of Willington, a 4-H leader, and an active member of the Willington Senior Center. She assisted in the first Center School library, which was on wheels kept in a closet. She left Willington in 2019 to split her time between 2 daughter’s homes in Woodstock and Brooklyn and Hester is one of the longest continuous subscribers of the Chronicle. Hester is survived by her 7 children, Ralph Joseph Green (of Willington married to June Carbone), Alfred Lester Green (of Eastford), Melvin David Green (of Eastford), Beverly May Green Brazeal (of Woodstock married to Earl Brazeal), Nancy Ellen Krivanec (of Willington married to David Krivanec), Joyce Elaine Kramer (of Brooklyn married to Douglas Kramer) and Lisa Lee Green (of Philadelphia). Over the decades her family grew to include multiple in-laws, grandchildren, step grand-children, great grand-children and 2 great-great grandsons. Including Patricia Green, Dulcie Vannais, Heather Mineau, Robert Mineau, Sarah Green, Blake Green, Amanda Farrell, Paul Farrell, Desiree Kramer, Roy Goncalves, April Green, Kyle Krivanec, Chantel Peltier, Melissa Kramer, Jessica Green, Douglas Kramer Jr, Rebecca Kramer, Nichole Paige, Bill Paige, Edith Dutton, Cliff Dutton, Frank Carbonne, Tracy Yanouzas, Niko Yanouzas, Suzanne Brazeal, Bob Hearn, Jeremy Brazeal, Josh Vannais, Brianna Vannais, Samatha Vannais, Alyssa Beaudoin, Ethan Horton, Austin Phillips, Leah Mineau, Robert Dutton, Erin Dutton, Diamond Green, Remus Leit, Alexandra Paige, Cooper Paige, William (Tony) Paige, Ruth Green, Hannah Farrell, Serena Farrell, Elizabeth Farrell, Marek Sachs, Nicholas Goncalves, Davante Green, Bryn Krivanec, Owen Kramer, Elaina Kramer, John Reed, Wyatt Carbone, Lauren Yanouzas, Nichole Yanouzas, Elijah Brazeal, Noah Brazeal, Madelyn Brazeal, Laura Lee DiFonso, Kyle McAllister, and Jim Dougherty; and 2 great-great grandsons, Jerimiah Tewksbury, Tyler Tewksbury. She was predeceased by her husband of 38 years, Joe, 4 siblings, Edmond Carpenter (of Eastford), Lorna Herrick (of Windsor Locks), Luella LaRose (of Mansfield), Carla McLaughlin (of South Windsor) and 2 grandsons, Dennis Keith Vertefeuille (of Willimantic) and Chad Robert Krivanec (of Willington). Due to the current requirements of social distancing and concerns for everyone health, Hester’s family will have a small private service. However, we plan to have a public church service and memorial to be determine at a later time. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made in Hester's name to The Willington Hill Fire Department Building Fund, 24 Old Farms Road, Willington, CT 06279.
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