Lynne Pleuthner Green, 80, of Auburn, N.Y., died peacefully September 3, surrounded by family members and loved ones at Glenwood, her favorite place in the world. She grew up in Scarsdale, N.Y., with her parents, Katharine and Willard Pleuthner, and two sisters, Kit Walters and Anne McCall, who predeceased her.
Mrs Green loved being a grandmother to her daughter Tracey McManus and son-in-law Paul McManus’ children, Casey McManus, Kevin McManus, and Katie McManus of Newtown.
She attended Edgemont School and graduated from Bronxville High School, where she made long-lasting friendships. For decades, she helped plan the high school reunions, and as one high school friend recalled, “She was the glue that kept us together!” After high school, Mrs Green attended Wheelock College in Brookline, Mass., and went on to work in New York City at Time Inc.
Soon thereafter, she married Andrew Green, and they raised their two children, Tracey McManus and Carl Green, in Ridgefield. For many years, she worked at The Ridgefield Medical Group as a beloved secretary. Mrs Green cared deeply for her community and was involved in volunteer opportunities every chance she had. Her loved ones say there was no limit to her kindness: bringing homemade chicken soup to those who were sick and delivering scores of her famous pumpkin bread for the holidays. She carried on these traditions when she and Andrew retired to Keene, N.H. Her spirit lives on inside all those that knew her.
Mrs Green spent summers at Glenwood with her grandchildren, who affectionately called her “Honey,” and she also had many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews, whom she adored.
Her family says she was a woman who seized the day. She was a fabulous cook, and she made cookbooks for her young nieces and nephews filled with longtime family recipes. She also was an avid gardener who landscaped her home, “The Bungalow,” with beautiful flowering plants; no weed was safe when she was around. Mrs Green also cared deeply about family history, keeping meticulous genealogy and yearly guest books filled with family photographs.
More so, she was a talented knitter who made beautiful heirlooms for loved ones, with baby blankets and sweaters abound. Mrs Green was a knockout lefty who took on friendly competition on the tennis court, enjoyed watching birds that visited her home on the lake, and always made time for 5 pm cheese and wine with guests on the porch and would say, “More brie, please!”
In her last few years, she snowbirded to Homosassa, Fla., with her love, Craig Blaine. They enjoyed beach strolls, sightseeing car rides, and creating fabulous meals.
Mrs Green was known as a woman who put family and friendship above everything else. In her final weeks on Earth, she had friends and family gather to see her, celebrating the love they all shared and reminiscing about treasured memories. She always said, “Love is grand!” and her loved ones are so thankful for the love she shared with them all.
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