Rita W. Greenlaw


BELFAST – Rita W. Greenlaw, 84, of Searsport and Oakfield, died July 12, in Belfast.

She was born March 22, 1923, in Island Falls, the daughter of Robert and Amy (Harper) Crandall. She graduated from Oakfield High School and attended Husson College.

She married Roger Greenlaw June 13, 1945, and they moved to Searsport in 1966. She attended the Searsport Methodist Church until her illness. She was past organist and choir director of the Oakfield Baptist Church, past member of the Rebeccas, lioness Club and the Z.A. Circle.

She had worked in the B & A office, taught home-bound handicapped children and substitute taught and was a secretary at Searsport High School.

She is survived by three children, Susan, and her husband, Richard Provost, of Poland Spring, Steven, and his wife, Sydney Greenlaw, of Dyer Brook and Robert Greenlaw, and Norma Atherton, of Stockton Springs; grandchildren, Jon Provost, Amy, and her husband, Martin Doherty, Christine, and her husband, Benjamin Boone, Tamara Greenlaw, Garrett Greenlaw and Meagan, and her husband, Jeffrey Walker; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Marjorie Dyer, Helen Palmer and Jane Greenlaw; many neices, nephews and cousins; true and faithful friends, Roy and Marjorie Moody.

She was predeceased by her husband, Roger in 1998; sister and brother-in-law, Lala and Charles Delano; and brother and sister-in-law, Linwood and Leona Crandall.