OBITUARY

Sandra Lee Greenlaw

July 9, 1952February 1, 2019
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Sandra L. Greenlaw 1952 - 2019

PORTLAND – Sandra Lee Greenlaw, 66, of Portland, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on February 1, 2019.

Sandra was born in Portland on July 9, 1952 the daughter of Joseph and Eileen (Hatcher) Konon. She attended St. Joseph’s school and graduated from Deering High School in 1970.

She married the love of her life, the late John Greenlaw on June 2nd, 1973 at St. Joseph’s Church in Portland. Sandra and John met in their neighborhood when she befriended his younger sisters. They knew each other for years before falling in love and getting married. They had a loving and strong marriage and enjoyed taking trips together and having lunch and walks at Fort Williams.

Sandra worked in the offices of Century Tire before starting at Osteopathic Hospital as a unit secretary. She loved her work there and kept in touch with her former co-workers for her entire life. After her work at the hospital, she became a full-time stay-at-home Mom and homemaker. Sandra relished her “job” as a mother to her daughter, Kristin. She loved having a house full of kids over, was a regular volunteer at school functions and in the classroom. She played endless hours of board games, read her daughter book after book and always was game to take her shopping. When Kristin married her husband, Tom, she became a mother once again. She loved spending time with Tom who she considered a son and was a big fan of his cooking.

Sandra was always smiling and loved people. She was always ready to chat or ask about your day. She loved taking bus trips, shopping with friends and family, reading books, word finds, going to plays and her weekly knitting group at Central Yarn. Animals, daisies, angels, the beach and butterflies always made her smile. One of her happiest recent experiences came when she took a cruise of the Caribbean with her family where she swam with dolphins, soared in the rain forest and put her toes in the sand.

Family was the most important thing to Sandra. She adored her nieces, nephews and extended family. She loved going to family functions and looked forward to each and every one. She was the first one to say hello and always gave the biggest hugs.

True bliss came to Sandra when she became a grandmother. She doted on her three grandchildren Alex, Will and Ruby. Her role as “Grammy” was one she cherished. She lived with them for the last 7 years of her life and was deeply involved in the day to day aspects of their lives. She watched them walk to school and greeted them every day when they got home. She loved watching them play in the yard, was a ready babysitter, reader of books and listener of their stories, however big or small. Sandra was the kind of grandmother every child should have and Alex, Will and Ruby adored her.

Sandra was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Eileen Konon, her husband John, and brothers-in-law Tommy Quinn, Keith Bangs and Frank Freeman. Survivors include her daughter, Kristin Jordan of Portland and her husband Tom, and her three grandchildren Alex, Will and Ruby. Brother Michael Konon and his wife Dianne of New Hampshire, sister Pat Carroll and her husband John of Norway, sister Maureen Quinn of Casco, sister-in-law Joyce Bangs of Buxton, brother and sister-in- law Joe Greenlaw and wife Ginny of Windham and sister-in-law Judy Freeman of Windham. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews who she thought the world of.

Friends and family are invited to share their memories and offer their condolences by visiting Sandra’s online guestbook at www.jonesrichandbarnes.com

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Toys for Tots in Sandra’s name at, Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, Gift Processing Administrator,18251 Quantico Gateway Drive, Triangle, VA 22172. Sandra loved Christmas and it would bring her so much happiness to think of a child getting something magical in her honor.

Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Sandra’s life at Woodford’s Congregational Church in Portland on Saturday, February 9th at 10 am. Burial will take place in the spring. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St. Portland, Maine, 04103. 775-3763.

  • FAMILY

  • Joseph Konon, Father
  • Eileen Konon, Mother
  • Kristin Jordan, Daughter
  • Tom Jordan, Son-in-law
  • Alex Jordan, Grandson
  • Will Jordan, Grandson
  • Ruby Jordan, Granddaughter
  • Michael Konon, Brother
  • Dianne Konon, Sister-in-law
  • Pat Carroll, Sister
  • John Carroll, Brother-in-law
  • Maureen Quinn, Sister
  • Joyce Bangs, Sister-in-law
  • Joe Greenlaw, Brother-in-law
  • Ginny Greenlaw, Sister-in-law
  • Judy Freeman, Sister-in-law
  • DONATIONS

  • Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, February 9, 2019
REMEMBERING

Sandra Lee Greenlaw

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Ed & Debbie Flaherty

February 7, 2019

Mike, Patty and Maureen,

So sorry for your loss. Sandra was such a "kind soul." Always had a positive outlook on life. Looking through the pictures brought back fond memories. Our thoughts are with you guys.

Ed & Debbie Flaherty

Betsy Gribbin-Winship

February 7, 2019

Michael, Patty, Maureen,

You May Remember me & my sister, Corinne, brothers Paul, Mark & Patrick Gribbin😍. We All remember your Dear Sweet Sister, Sandra 😍 She was ALWAYS SMILING & her Beautiful Eyes were ALWAYS TWINKLING 😍
Reading her obituary & seeing All of her Loving Family pictures showed us ALL the Lifetime of LOVE, HAPPINESS & JOY she was Blessed with.
May you & her family find COMFORT in knowing she is at PEACE
& She is with your mother, father & Beloved husband, John.

HER LOVING SPIRIT WILL ALWAYS BE WITH YOU & HER BELOVED CHILDREN & GRANDCHILDREN.
GOD’S BLESSINGS TO ALL OF YOU 🙏

Pat Konon-Carroll

February 6, 2019

There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.
I love you, dear sister.

Jeannie O'Brien-Allen

February 5, 2019

Sandra, we had so much fun together. Bus trips with my mother and Eloise, our trip to Cape Cod, our train trip to Boston to see the Christmas lights, going to the theater in Boston to see Mama Mia, dinner at Ruby Tuesday's and the craft fairs, especially at the Italian Heritage, St. Joe's and McAuley. So many memories! Rest easy now, I know there is a pretty great heavenly reunion going right now and you're all keeping an eye on everyone down here. Love and light to your family and friends - always take comfort in the memories.

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