David Randall “Randy” Greene, 55, of Seekonk, MA passed away surrounded by family on July 12, 2020 after a long battle with cancer. Randy will be forever remembered by his wife and best friend Christina (Cassidento) Greene and their children Kaila and John, his mother Joyce, his brothers Toby (Evie) and Dan (Sheila), brother-in-law John Cassidento (Jen) as well as his cherished nieces and nephews, Addison, Owen, Ben, Maggie, Nora, Anna and Sophie and his extended family, dear friends, colleagues and neighbors.
The son of Joyce (Randall) Greene and the late Robert Osbourn Greene of Barrington RI, Randy was born on July 29th, 1964 and graduated from Barrington High School in 1982. He served in the United States Air Force from 1984-89 and went on to graduate in 1991 from Wentworth Institute of Technology and East Coast Aero Tech. He worked at Delta Airlines as an aircraft mechanic in Atlanta, GA before moving back to the area to work at Airgas as a cryogenic specialist for the last 22 years, where he was a friend and mentor to many.
Alongside his career, Randy was an adoring husband and a completely engaged and loving father. Aside from making Christina laugh daily for nearly 30 years, his greatest joy was being a dad. He took so much delight in coaching soccer, being a Cub Scout master, volunteering at swim meets, helping with school projects, orchestrating family campouts, biking trips, and so much more. He was an avid fisherman, prowling Narragansett Bay, Block Island Sound and the waters surrounding the Elizabeth Islands for bass and tuna on the Logey Pogey. His happy place was Provincetown, MA. He loved fishing the shores at first light, campfires on the beach, and sitting on the deck enjoying a cocktail with his family and friends.
Randy was very approachable and funny, and made friends easily. He was the most honest, ethical, and genuinely good person you were lucky enough to meet. Not to mention, “handy Randy” could design, build, fix, or modify anything. Notable achievements Randy was most proud of include Eagle Scout, various Air Force Achievement medals and awards, and church youth Mentor and Deacon.
Randy was a 20-year member of the Seekonk Congregational Church-UCC. He is fondly remembered for his efforts with the annual Harvest Supper and Corned Beef and Cabbage fundraising dinners, serving many thousands of happy diners over the years.
Over the past few years, his tolerance, strength, patience and positive attitude in navigating the increasingly difficult circumstances of his cancer were an inspiration to those around him.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Randy’s memory to Seekonk Congregational Church, 600 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk, MA 02771 and HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904. Memorial service arrangements are pending.
Seekonk Congregational Church
600 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk MA 02771
1085 North Main Street, Providence RI 02904