Requiescat in Pace Daddy

Michael Kevin Green September 7, 1938 – July 16, 2021

And Jesus said to the man, “Stand up and go. Your faith has healed you.” Luke 17:19

Dad passed away peacefully in his sleep on the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. He had received last rites on July 7, 2021. My prayer is the Lord received him and said, “well done good and faithful servant.”

Please pray for the repose of his soul and for my family as we grieve the loss of our Patriarch.


Michael Kevin Green, age 82, of Franklin, TN was called by the Lord peacefully in his sleep while at home with his wife Mary Jo and his daughter Susan’s family on Friday, July 16, 2021, the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Born September 7, 1938 in Washington, D.C. Michael was the 8th of 12 children in the family of the late Philip & Dolores Green.  Michael attended the Catholic University Campus School and Mackin High School, both in Washington, D.C. before earning a Bachelors and Masters degree from the Catholic University of America, also in Washington, D.C.  He served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force from which he was honorably discharged in 1966.  In a career marked by commitment to education, athletics, and service to the Church, Michael spent 36 years as a Catholic High School teacher, the last 33 at Archbishop John Carroll High School in DC.  In addition to teaching, he served as the football announcer for many years, and coached multiple sports.  A crowning achievement came when he coached the 1973 baseball team to a conference championship.  His athletic resume also included time as a baseball umpire, during which he officiated at several marquee high school and college games, including Army vs. Navy.

Michael married the love of his life, Mary Josephine Carr Green, on October 13, 1962.  Long time parishioners of Saint John the Evengelist Church in Silver Spring, MD, together they raised four children as faithful Roman Catholics, with Michael coaching each of the four children in at least one sport.  In 2002, Michael was recognized for his many years of service to the parish with a “Commitment to Excellence” award.  In retirement, Michael and Mary Jo spent several years in Bethany Beach, DE, before moving to Franklin, TN in 2016. 

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Joseph Green, Mary Anne Sonnenshein, Cecilia Pincus, Bernadette Rogers, Agnes Cammack, Teresa Rosser, Peter Green, Patrick Green, Jane Gilroy and Daniel Green.

Survivors include his loving wife of 58 1/2 years, Mary Jo; children, Elizabeth (Roger) O’Donoghue Jr, Jennifer (Eddie) Ferris, Michael (Jennifer) Green, Jr. and Susan (Jason) Skinner; sister, Dolores (Greg) Milmoe; grandchildren, Roger (Megan) O’Donoghue III, John (Melissa) O’Donoghue, Marykate (Brian) Leach, Katy (Christopher) Hurff, Erin (Bobby) Worthington, Maggie (Roque) Calvo, Billy (Megan) Ferris, Elyse Ferris, Teresa Green, Monica Green, Ryan Skinner, Sean Skinner, and Sarah Skinner; and great grandchildren Roger O’Donoghue IV, Patrick O’Donoghue, Kaylee Hurff, Henry Worthington, Rocco Calvo, and Liam Ferris.

The family will receive friends from 12:15 PM – 2:00 PM on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at St. Philip Catholic Church where a funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 PM with the deceased’s nephew, Father Joel Rogers, CPM, officiating.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 23, 2021 at Calvary Cemetery, Nashville, TN.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Radio Maria USA in loving memory of Michael Kevin Green.  Donations can be made online at, by calling 888-408-0201, or by check to Radio Maria USA, 601 Washington St. Alexandria, LA 71301

You may also donate to the Father’s of Mercy in loving Memory of Michael Green.  Make checks payable to Father’s of Mercy 806 Shaker Museum Rd. Auburn, KY 42206

Funeral Services Provided by Williamson Memorial, Franklin, TN

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72 Responses to Requiescat in Pace Daddy

  1. Cathy D says:

    My deepest and most sincere condolences to you and your family. What a beautiful sign of God’s love that He called your dear father home on the Feast day of His own Mother. I will pray for you all, offering today’s Mass for your dad and all your family.

  2. Rebecca says:

    My condolences. I lost my beloved father yesterday. My prayers are with you as well.

  3. Larry says:

    I only knew him through your posts, but your prayer must have been answered, as he produced such a faithful daughter.

  4. Sending you my love, Susan.
    I will pray for your father’s soul.

  5. Marianne Starchville says:

    Many prayers promised. Marianne

  6. Katherine says:

    Oh Susan, my heart goes out to you and your whole family. I love you my friend. May God welcome him into His loving embrace and comfort you.

  7. Eternal rest grant unto your dad O Lord and may perpetual light shine upon him
    May the soul of your dad and all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God… Rest In Peace
    Rest assured we are praying for you and your family..May you be comforted in the life your sweet Dad gave to you and the love you returned to him.
    Our Lady of Mount Carmel pray for us

  8. Estelle Carvelas says:

    Prayers going up dear sister for your loss. My Divine Mercy Chaplet today will be for the repose of his soul 🙏🙏🙏

    Sent from the all new AOL app for Android

  9. Ginny Kroll says:

    I am truly sorry for the loss of your beloved father. Our Lady of Mount Carmel escorted him home as he was wrapped in her mantle. You truly honored him by taking care of him and your mom for their last days. May he now rest in the loving arms of his Father.
    Praying for your family as you grieve your loss.


    Grant him eternal rest oh Lord; and my Thy Perpetual Light shine upon him!
    We will pray for him and for all of your family cousin. I am sorry for your loss. I am sure he is greatly missed. He was a good man.

  11. Kathleen Walker says:

    My dear, I am with you in this grief and loss- so profound and deeply moving – to think of the the irreplaceable beauty and unique stamp on his soul, that the world will never be the same and that he made a difference. That it all went by so fast. Praise and glory to God for everlasting life and for the sacraments. Your eternal butterfly has taken flight. Who can fathom it?

  12. Lfrancis says:

    Love, prayers and hugs to you and your family Susan. You and your family did your best for him and I’m sure he died loved. God bless.

  13. Diane Tousignant says:

    My sympathies and prayers for you and your family.

    Diane Tousignant

    “Nothing is impossible with God.”

  14. jlynnbyrd says:

    Susan, I have offered a prayer for the repose of your dear departed dad and for all who love him. He was/is such a blessing for yours and you and you all to him in his last hours under your roof and loving care. You and your family emulate a devout and dedicated family of God and are an inspiration.
    I extend my heartfelt sympathy you you and yours. Jen

  15. kipmaryyahoocom says:

    So sorry for your loss Susan. Please inform us when his funeral will be held. He was a very faithful man and raised a beautiful family. We love you dearly and are in our prayers. 

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  16. Jackie Bodine Berg says:

    May God richly reward you for taking such good care of your dad in his final days. My uncle died a couple of years ago. He and his wife lived in assisted living and many times they called upon their daughter- my cousin- to come and take them to this or that appointment or handle a medical emergency in the middle of the night. She is single and had a high stress job- but she always did it. It was hard though and she often felt overwhelmed and frustrated. Right after he passed away- in his 90’s- she was in her backyard and she felt his presence and heard his voice- he used a phrase he had used many times before- “Thanks a million, Therese- for everything” and he was gone. We both cried and cried when we recounted that moment. So painful and yet so beautiful.

  17. sheralyn80 says:

    Prayers for your dad, and your family 🙏🏻💒

  18. lucy says:

    Our Lady of Mount Carmel has given you and your family a remarkable signal grace . May his soul rest in peace and may he soon contemplate the Glory of the Face of God : tomorrow is Saturday ! The Sabbatine Promise of Our Lady of Mount Carmel to Saint Simon Stock… in Thanksgiving for so many graces, blessings and mercies, not the least of which being the life of Susan Green Skinner, our precious sister !
    Ave Maria, gratia plena….

  19. Mrs Baker says:

    Oh, Susan, I am with you in your sorrow for letting him go, and for your joy for his going home. I will pray for him every day! What a grace for him to pass into the arms of our Blessed Mother on her feast day! My father (my earthly hero) went home 9 months ago after months in hospice care, and I still tell him every day how much I love him and miss him. I will have a Mass said for your father. Encourage everyone you know to do the same. It’s best gift anyone can give.

  20. Matthew says:

    My prayers and condolences. Just from the photo, one can really tell he was a good man.

  21. tunaonfriday says:

    Many prayers for your dad and for all of you and may Our Lady of Mount Carmel press all of you close to her heart.

  22. Mrs Baker says:

    I am having the Mass offered for your father on July 19 here in Colorado.

  23. Barb Watry says:

    May he Rest In Peace. May the angels greet him and escort him to our Lord.

  24. James Ignatius McAuley says:

    Sue, I will have a mass said for your Father’s soul.

  25. I am so sorry, prayers.

  26. Claudia Chin says:

    Eternal rest grant unto Michael Green, O Lord, and let Your perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

    My sincerest condolences and prayers for you and your family, Susan.

  27. steveorlosky says:

    God rest his soul. Please accept my condolences. I will be praying for him and your family as you grieve.

  28. Mick says:

    Susan, I am so very sorry for your loss. I will pray for the repose of his soul, and for your whole family.

  29. Maria Rooney says:


    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your Dad and Mom are my Godparents and I have always had fond memories of them. My mother was Teresa, your Dad’s sister. I am keeping your Dad and your family in my prayers.
    God Bless,

  30. Loretta Pincus Scheetz (daughter of Cecilia Pincus) says:

    Sending our prayers for Uncle Mike and all of his family. Thank you, Susan and family, for your wonderful example of love as you took care of him until God called his name.

  31. Matthew Green says:

    We will say prayers for Uncle Mike….. I am so sorry for your loss. I know he is now reunited with his brothers and sisters in a very good place. “At dusk weeping comes for the night; but at dawn there is rejoicing” – Psalm 30:5

  32. Anne says:

    I see a very kind man. Wow…July 16 th…He is Yours dear Mary. Go gentle on yourself dear Susan…be in God’s presence!

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