Obituaries


Lynne Green

Published: September 11, 2018 at 10:25 am

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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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Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

“In The Bag” exhibition, on view to September 28
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The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
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Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
33% (1 vote)
“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
33% (1 vote)
“The Fox on the Fairway” production by Town Players of Newtown, weekends September 21-October 13
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“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
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Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
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Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
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“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
33% (1 vote)
Newtown Day, October 6
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The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
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Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
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“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
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Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
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The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
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Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
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Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
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“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
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Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
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Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
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Total votes: 3