Brian D. Greene, big brother, artist, and friend to many

Brian D. Greene, a lifetime resident of Montpelier, Vermont, passed away peacefully on May 21st of 2020 at 61, with his loving family at his side. 

Brian was a talented wood carver who enjoyed reading, walking daily downtown to visit friends, deep thinking, journaling, cooking, and sharing his favorite recipes. Brian was a gifted story teller, and often referenced his days as an avid fisherman and hunter, and the ten point buck that got away. 

He advocated against bullying and child abuse, and took care of his neighborhood’s stray cats that came to visit him daily. He lived his life independently, and simply, but Brian also loved a good laugh, time with family, and educating himself on current topics.

Brian is survived by his little sister Patricia and her husband Robert, nephews Cyril, Eric, and Nathan, grandnephews and grandnieces, uncles, aunts, and cousins.  He is predeceased by his mother Bonnie and father Norman, and many aunts and uncles. 

Donations in lieu of flowers to Washington County Mental Health or the American Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated, as well as making an effort to be kind to those who are different. A social distance respecting graveside service at Green Mountain Cemetery is in the planning for the near future. 

At this time, a walk in downtown Montpelier to remember Brian, in the late morning of Sunday May 31st, at your own pace in the places you were likely to encounter him, is planned as a remembrance for Brian. If you would like, wear a silver ribbon to show support for people afflicted with schizophrenia, or a blue ribbon for diabetes.  Thank you to all of you out there who helped Brian live his best, independent life, to the end.