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Celebrating the life of

Maria E. Green

Passed away on July 04, 2024

Maria E. Green

Maria Elena Rodriguez Green, 66, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 4, 2024, surrounded by her family.  She was born August 22, 1957, in Havana, Cuba to the late Wilfredo and Mercedes Rodriguez.  Maria grew up in Miami, Florida, where she attended Academy of the Assumption with many of her most cherished lifelong friends.  After meeting the love of her life, Steve, Maria moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, where she graduated from Meredith College with a bachelor’s degree in art education.  Following her passion for fashion, Maria went to work for the Cato Corporation in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she began a 34-year career as a Senior Buyer.  During her distinguished career, Maria made countless trips to New York City, where she became a force to be reckoned with in the fashion industry.  After her retirement, Maria and her husband, Steve, moved to Savannah, Georgia to live close to her daughter, son-in-law, and her three beautiful granddaughters. 

Maria is survived by her husband of 43 years, Steve Green, daughter and son-in-law, Madison and Alex Salzillo, three granddaughters, Silia, Sadie, and Sarah, and her brother, Willie Rodriguez. 

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, August 10, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Tybee Island, Georgia. 

A Celebration of Life will follow the service at the American Legion, located at 10 Veterans Drive, Tybee Island, Georgia.

Maria held many causes close to her heart, and in lieu of flowers, remembrances in her memory may be made to her favorite charitable organization, P.A.C.K. (People of Action Caring for Kids), or to the Nancy B. Lewis Cancer Center, in appreciation of the excellent care that she received from all of the physicians and staff. 

 

P.A.C.K.

4 Mall Terrace

Savannah, GA 31406

www.packsavannah.com

 

St. Joseph’s/Candler Foundation

5356 Reynolds Street, Suite 400

Savannah, GA 31405

https://www.sjchs.org/foundations/donate/make-a-gift-now

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We are deeply saddened by the passing of Maria, a truly remarkable woman. May our warmest memories comfort Steve and family.

- David and Cappy Birdwell, Ninety Six, SC 29666

María Elena was a beautiful loving caring person. Everyone that had the immense privilege to have met her will never forget her smile and always positive attitude. Her love for her family was always there, above and beyond. Starting with her parents, Silia and Wilfredo and her brother Willy. Then her loving husband Steve and her beautiful daughter Madison. Her three granddaughters overwhelmed her heart with love and joy. May she rest in peace in the Kingdom of Heaven with her parents. For ever in my heart my dear cousin!!!!

- Bertha Raquel Rojano, Miami, Florida

Many great memories, a remarkable woman. She will be missed. I will be lifting you all up in my thoughts.

- Dan Wolfram, Milwaukee, WI

A candle has been lit!

I'm lost without you

- Willie, Milwaukee , WI

So very sorry. God bless your family.

- Sybil, Concord, NC

A candle has been lit!

Thinking of you all during this time.

- Suzanne Hart, Sanford, NC

Willy, my brother. I love you. Through our lifelong friendship I had the privilege to know and befriend your beautiful sister, Maria. Your sibling bond and love for each other was inspirational and such a joy to witness. My heart is with you and your family. With you, we will celebrate her and her life and hold you close to our hearts.

- Desiree Hechevarria , Miami , Florida

I know everyone understands how much Maria was loved- especially by her brother Willie. As one of his best friends, I knew Maria and her beautiful family through him over the past 30 years. Maria, Steve, and Madison have always been welcoming and gracious with their time and love for anyone close to them. I always admired Maria’s professional career, work ethic, and love for her family and I know she will be missed so much. Love and peace to each of you.

- Christi Williams, Trinity, NC

Steve, Madison and Alex, I truly have no words. Maria was an amazing person who I felt a bond with anytime I saw her, whether it was out at the store or events at the Ramirez’s. I’m terribly sad as she had so much life and energy. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you that you may find comfort and healing during this time. All of our blessings and heartfelt sympathy sincerely, Laura, Morgan and Madison Bowden

- Laura Bowden, Indian Land, SC

As a good friend of Willie we were able to meet Maria during a visit to Milwaukee. She was wonderful. Sending thoughts and prayers to her family and friends.

- The Mayer’s , Milwaukee, WI

Steve, Madison, Alex and family, Greg and I are so very sad to read about your beautiful Maria. We were not aware that she had been ill, so we were very shocked to learn of her passing. We made an instant connection right when we met her, and enjoyed the times we were around her precious personality, and the love she showed her wonderful family. May God give you all strength during this very hard time, and all of the days without her. We love you all, God Bless you. Kaye and Greg

- Kaye and Greg Burch, Savannah, GA

Willie, I’m so sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. My Deepest Sympathy to you and your family.

- Carrie Turify, Palm Harbor, Florida

Willie, our hearts are broken and we feel your pain. Your beautiful mother is now holding Maria with love. All our prayers and love. Judy and Jeff Cohen

- Jeff/Judy Cohen, Milwaukee, WI

Rest in Peace . You will be missed Maria.

- Greg & Debbie Green, Charlotte , NC

Dear Willie, I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you close in thought and praying for peace for you and your family during this difficult time.

- Joan, Raleigh, North Carolina

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200