BRUNSWICK — Helen Hoffman Greene of Brunswick, died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, December 21, 2012, surrounded by family. She was born in Ardmore, Pennsylvania on March 25, 1924, to C. Fenno and Marie Wright Hoffman, the third of four children. Helen grew up outside Philadelphia, attended Garrison Forest School, and spent summers on the coast of Maine with her family.

During WWII, while working in Philadelphia as a nurse’s aide for the war effort, Helen’s brother Harry introduced her to his close friend, Fred Greene, a fellow pilot in the Army Air Corps. Fred quickly became the love of Helen’s life, and their exceptional romance continued for 63 years until Fred’s death in 2007. They raised their four children in Lincoln, Massachusetts before moving to Maine in 1971.

Helen was a devoted wife, mother, sister, and a good friend to many. Her favorite times were spent with extended family and friends. She loved long walks, gardening, sailing, singing, cooking, and her beloved coast of Maine. She was an active community volunteer and a parishioner at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick. An avid reader and student of history and politics, Helen was happy to help re-elect the President in November.

Helen was loved for her warm and gracious manner, her sense of humor, and her beautiful sharp mind.

She is survived by her brother, Bill Hoffman of Phippsburg, Maine; her children, Elizabeth Herrick of Portland, Maine; Sibyl Cryer of Boulder Creek, California; Rick Greene of Sydney, Australia; and Jennifer Greene of Santa Cruz, California; as well as seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Hospice program at CHANS Home Health Care at 45 Baribeau Drive in Brunswick.

A memorial service is planned for early July.