Colleen Mary Greene

May 8, 1952 — Jan. 25, 2015

Colleen Mary Greene, 62, left us unexpectedly at her home in Marysville, Ohio, on January 25, 2015. Colleen was a former longtime resident of Waukesha.

Colleen was born on May 8, 1952, to the late Joan and James Carroll of Muskego.

As a child, her nickname Cola or Coke, came into being as her younger sister couldn’t pronounce Colleen at a young age. Colleen would end up becoming quite the collector of Coca-Cola memorabilia. She graduated from Muskego High School in 1970 and attended both Milton College and Alverno College.

She is survived by her son, Daniel M. (Tasha) Greene of Waukesha; her daughter, Jennifer A.

(David) Fulk of Marysville; her darling grandchildren, Dakota Greene, Bethany Fulk and A.J. Fulk; her sister, Kay (Rick) O’Leary of Muskego; her nephew, Dustin Zick of Bayview; and her former spouse, J.

Timothy Greene of West Allis. Colleen is also survived by countless friends whom she cared for very much.

Colleen enjoyed gardening, quilting, camping, music, her Green Bay Packers and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Colleen was a resilient, funny, caring, intelligent, loving person that left an impression on all she came into contact with through out her wonderful life. Her sense of humor was amazing, her laughter contagious. She had a love of music that touched and inspired many around her. Her fervent love of the Green Bay Packers was ever-present and a source of pride once she moved to Ohio. She valued her time with her pets throughout her life and was always one to put their comfort and concerns above her own. Her last chapter of her life may have not been ideal, but it does not tarnish what was a wonderful story to have lived.

There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, May 9, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

upstairs at Club 400, 322 Williams St., Waukesha. In Colleen’s spirit, there will be music, drinks, and laughter for all.

The family has asked for donations in her name to assist with final expenses.

Any monies that are in excess of expenses will be donated to two charities close to her heart, HAWS and The Women’s Center of Waukesha.