Lucy Irene Greene
June 15, 1936 – October 4, 2021
RACINE – Lucy Irene Greene, 85, died on Monday October 4, 2021 after a valiant four year battle with lung cancer. Lucy was born on June 15, 1936 to Jack and Ida (nee Cicero) Daceno in Racine. Lucy had seven siblings and the family took great pride in their Italian heritage.
Lucy attended Park High School where she met the love of her life, Howard “Howie” Greene. They were married on September 7, 1957 at St. Edward Catholic Church. Lucy and Howie were known for their dancing skills and even won competitions. They also loved motorcycling and traveled to Las Vegas with their relatives. Lucy and Howie celebrated 30 years of marriage before he passed away on October 22, 1987. It was a very unexpected and sudden loss. Lucy was employed as a switchboard operator at Johnson Wax and later at Chrysler Motors.
Lucy will be remembered for love for her family and generous heart. She was a sweet but naughty lady and she told you exactly what was on her mind. Lucy was very excited when she met her new great-granddaughter Luella Loreen, born on August 16.
Lucy always made Christmas special for her growing siblings and then for their children. The family has many wonderful memories of Christmas Eve and family weddings. In 1997, Lucy met Tony Salituro from Kenosha and they spent 24 years together. Tony was known for his kind heart and humorous personality. They really enjoyed the company of their black cat, Babaluke. Tony recently died on July 20, 2021 at the age of 98.
Lucy is missed very much by her three children: Theresa Greene Dennison (Jason Hoecherl), Howard Greene Jr. and Loreen Mohr (Patrick Becker); Grandchildren: Brett Greene, Erica Amaya, Alexander Mohr (fiancé Taylor Wendt); Sophie (Andy) Truax, Gary Mohr (Melanie Cruz), Howard Greene III and Hannah Hoecherl (Branden Kovara); Great-grandchildren: Jovani, Felix, Gisella and Luella; Sister Jackie Skaggs (Richard Roadwald); Brother Phillip (Carol) Daceno; Brother-in-law Bill Olive; Sister-in-law Alice Daceno; and many other relatives and friends. Lucy preceded her parents and husband in death; Mother-in-law and father-in-law, David and Mabel Greene; Brother Charles (Edith) Daceno Sr .; Sisters: Sarah (Joe) Rallo, Rosemary (Henry) Bouwma, Margaret (Ezra) Reed, and Genevieve Olive; and nephews: Ron Skaggs, David Reed and Robert Hering.
Lucy’s life will be celebrated during a memorial service on Sunday, October 10, 2021, at the Draeger-Langendorf funeral home, 4600 County Line Road, Mount Pleasant. The tour takes place from 1.30 p.m. to 3.45 p.m. A service begins at 4:00 p.m. Lucy will be buried on Monday 11 October 2021 at 12 noon in the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Holy Cross Road 5600, Caledonia.
DRAEGER-LANGENDORF FUNERAL HOUSE & CREMATORY
4600 COUNTY LINE STREET
Published by Racine Journal Times on October 8, 2021.