In Loving Memory of Gabriel Greene

On May 22, 2009, Gabriel Alexander Greene Jr., founder of G. Greene Construction, passed away at the age of 81 years old. Gabe’s legacy began in 1966 when he started his company as a modest, one-man operation in which he worked out of his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. At a time when construction jobs were awarded on a firm handshake, Gabe’s work ethic and knowledge helped him to establish a definitive reputation among his clients and peers. He took great pride in building strong bonds with the facility’s staff at the institutions he worked in.

Even after he retired, Gabe was always a presence around the office and never missed a holiday party. No matter the time or place, he was always available to chat, give advice, or even lend a hand when needed. At the Topping Off Ceremony for the new corporate headquarters he said “can you believe this?”, he was so proud and in awe of what his son Bob had accomplished. Gabe was the first to sign his name on the final steel beam before it was secured in place.

As hard as Gabe worked on making his company successful, his devotion to his family and friends was unmatched. He was a loving husband to Florence Greene for 63 years and a cherished and caring father and grandfather. His warm smile never failed to light up a room, whether it was full of clients or just a few friends. Some of his happiest times were spent on the sea with his family and close friends, or down in Florida where he had recently been crowned club champion at his local golf course. Simply put, Gabe loved life and took the time to enjoy every moment with those who he loved so dearly. He will be missed by all of us here at G. Greene who could not be prouder to be a part of his legacy.




The Scoop:

"I just want to let you know that I really appreciate how low-key the workers have been in the building.  They are so calm, friendly, and unobtrusive.  It's almost (ALMOST) like they're not here." James G. Rollins
Director of Finance and Administration
Tufts University, The Fletcher School
Medford, MA