Obituaries 07-01-2021

David Lee Green

Air Force Veteran and Massachusetts State Trooper Whose Unselfish Valor Saved Many Lives

David Lee Green, 68, of Winthrop passed away heroically on June 26.

His unselfish valor saved many lives.

David was born and raised in Winthrop, graduated from Winthrop High School in 1972 with academic honors and was a member of the legendary 17-1 basketball team, coached by Henry McCarthy. He was respected and loved by his classmates.

Upon graduation, he enlisted in the US Air Force and served honorably as a Military Police Officer for four years in Vietnam and Thailand. David Green then spent 36 years in law enforcement starting in 1980 with the Metropolitan District Commission and becoming a Massachusetts State Trooper in 1992 when the MDC merged with the MSP. Officer Green also attended Cambridge College nights earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.

David had great character, strove for excellence in his life and was the best that humanity can offer. His actions saved other people’s lives and he was heroic. He was as modest and self-effacing as he was courageous.

David touched so many people’s lives in a positive way. Once you met David Green you had a friend for life.

David’s dignified parents, Ray and Ruth Green predeceased him and were very proud of Dave and his brother, Ray. They would instill the importance of education and hard work in their children.

Dave looked up to his older brother, Aria Ray, who was ​a National Honor Society Student at WHS and a former Massachusetts State Gymnastics Champion being accepted by Cornell, Stanford, and eventually choosing gymnastics power Penn State. 

His mother’s brothers, Orantun, Roosevelt and Clarence Shearer preceded David in death. Dave is survived by his loving brother, retired Tampa Fire Department Chief Aria Ray and his wife, Wylene of Tampa, Florida. Many adoring first cousins from his mother’s family, the Shearer’s, Charles in New Jersey, Donald, Melvin, Marylee, Betsy from Georgia, and Earl and Jenette from Chicago; his elderly Aunt Genevieve (Shearer} of Georgia. Also, his extended family: Bill and Norma Leach of Winthrop, William Maloney, Dave’s God daughter, Lauren Elisabeth Baxter and her husband, Nate and their children, Marin and Sadi from Maine and the Tsiotos Family of Winthrop.

His fellow State Trooper Family MSP Superintendent Col. Christopher Mason noted that “Trooper David Green more than upheld the ideals of integrity, professionalism and service to others that are the hallmarks of a great Trooper.”

Visiting Hours will be held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop Street, Winthrop, on Friday, July 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by burial in the Winthrop Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in David Green’s name. To sign David’s guestbook, please visit:

Robert Tully

Past President of St. Anthony’s Church Holy Name Society and Member of the Telephone Pioneers of America

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church on Saturday, June 26 for Robert E. “Bob” Tully who passed away on June 21 surrounded by the presence of his dear and

precious wife and family and in the presence of his God following a long illness. He was 90 old. Services concluded with full Military Honors and interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Bob was a lifelong devotee of St. Anthony’s Church in Revere and Past President and member of the Holy Name Society. He was US Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict and a longtime member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.

He is survived by his precious wife of 65 years, Marie G. (Mercurio) Tully. He was the devoted father to AnneMarie DeFrancesco and her husband, “Tony” of Londonderry, NH, Therese McLaughlin and her husband, Paul of Holliston and Ellen Poveromo and her husband, Paul of Beverly; cherished grandfather to Erin McLaughlin, James McLaughlin, Nick DeFrancesco and Andrew Poveromo; dear brother to Eileen Ruggiero and her late husband, Dan of Saugus, Jane Walton and her husband, Owen of Londonderry, NH, Helen Santosuosso and her husband, Lewis of Methuen, Maryanne Smith of Florida, Patrick Tully and his wife, Dorothy of Maine and the late Frank Tully and Arthur Tully. He is also lovingly survived by his sister-in-law, Dorothy Tully of Ohio. Many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews also survive Bob.

Remembrances may be made the Restoration Fund at St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St., Revere, MA 02151.

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.

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