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SEDGWICK - Deborah Chandler Greenlaw passed away to join her beloved daughter, Lacy Chandler Greenlaw, her mother, Betty Plante, and her cat, Savannah, in Heaven on June 21, 2015.

Born in Rumford, Maine, Deborah was an accomplished and highly respected teacher and mentor at the Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School, where she taught first and second grade for over 25 years. She is known for her profound impact on several generations of young men and women, to include the establishment of the Lacy Greenlaw Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of Maine in recognition of her daughter, Lacy, who passed in 2006 after a 3-year battle with Ewing's Sarcoma.

Deborah is survived by her siblings, Maribeth (Stan) Taylor of Willard, Ohio; Russell (Kathy) Plante of Kittery, Maine; Holly Waddles of Florida, and numerous nieces, nephews, close friends, as well as her er beautiful Persian cats she raised from birth; Bella, Micah, Emma, and Sebastian. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mabelle and Earl Chandler; parents, Betty and Remi Plante; daughter, Lacy; and kitty, Savannah, whose mother, Bella, and her siblings will reside with Deborah's niece, Lynne (Tony Moore) Bayley, in Ohio.

A private family gathering took place on June 28th. A public celebration of Deborah's life will be held on Thursday, July 2nd, 6:30 PM at the Deer Isle Bridge Park in Deer Isle, Maine, where oriental lanterns will be released from the park area, and light refreshments served.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the University of Maine Foundation's "Lacy Greenlaw Memorial Scholarship Fund." Checks can be made payable to the University of Maine Foundation (annotate in the memo section "Lacy Greenlaw Memorial Scholarship Fund"). Donations can also be made by credit card and by calling 1-800-982-8503. Donation forms to accompany checks can be found at: www.umainefoundation.org and should be sent to: University of Maine Foundation, 2 Alumni Place, Orono, ME 04469.
Published on  June 30, 2015
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