Paul's Story

DEER ISLE - Paul L. Greenlaw, 68, passed away unexpectedly in his home in Deer Isle on Friday, August 28, 2015. He was born in Castine on February 25, 1947, the son of Reginald and Genice (Noyes) Greenlaw. Paul worked in many occupations. He lived with Jack & Audrey Hamblen and worked at Redman's Chevrolet in Stamford, Connecticut in 1966. He moved back to Deer Isle in 1967 and worked for Deer Island Granite in the cutting shed. One of the jobs he worked on was the Kennedy Memorial. He drove a truck for Clyde Conary and the Stonington Co-Op hauling lobsters to Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey. He also went seining with Alston Robbins on the F/V Duchess. In 1970, he joined his father running R.L. Greenlaw and Son in Stonington. After his father's retirement, he became owner and operator of the business. In recent years, one of his greatest joys was lobstering out of the Stonington Lobster Co-Op with his captain and great friend Archie Pickering.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Judith, a daughter, Patricia Boutilier and her husband Michael of Sunset. A son, Dr. Paul Greenlaw, and his wife Heather, of New Bern, NC. Four special grandchildren, Douglas and Sarah Boutilier, and Hadley and Hayden Greenlaw, his dear sister in law and bookkeeper for 36 years, Evelyn Siebert. Step sister and brother, Vicki Pope and Jeff Welcome. Cousins Pam Steele, Skip Greenlaw and Susan Pluhar. His best friend, Jack Custer and good friends Don Colson, Richard Eaton, Richard Park, Ted Boyce, Gerry Donovan, Gerry Sytsema and Dave Gilbert. He was predeceased by his parents, his stepfather, Victor Welcome, and his brother Bruce. He will be greatly missed by his cat Belle and all of the many other cats that he rescued over the years.

A celebration of Paul's life will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, September 1, at the Deer Isle Congregational Church with a reception to follow at the church hall. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to the Memorial Ambulance Corp, PO Box 387, Deer Isle, ME 04627 to help with the purchase of the new ambulance. Arrangements by Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home.
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