Edna E. Greenleaf passed away peacefully on July 26, 2021 at the Gregory Wing of St. Andrews Village, Boothbay Harbor, just 10 days shy of her 102nd birthday.
Edna, one of 10 children was born in Woodland, Maine on Aug. 5, 1919 to Alfred Langley and Nellie Simmons Langley.
Edna’s childhood was spent in Skowhegan, where she worked several jobs in her teenage years to help support her family during the Great Depression. She left Skowhegan to take a job as a companion to a lady in East Boothbay, where she soon met, fell in love with, and married her husband Lowell Greenleaf.
Edna had dreamed of owning her own restaurant, so Lowell built her a small lunch stand called “Edna’s Lunch,” which they operated from 1952 to 1968, serving her homemade pies and fried clams. Later on, she cooked for her nephew Ron Spofford at the North Star Motel, and for 26 years at Cap ’n Fish’s Motel. She “retired” at 90 years young from Brown’s Wharf Inn where she baked her famous pies.
Upon turning 100, Edna was presented with the Boston Post Cane for being Boothbay Harbor’s oldest living resident and was very proud of her letter from the President.
Edna’s greatest joy was having the entire family for dinner and filling everyone until they burst! As long as she had everyone under her roof, she was happy.
Edna was predeceased by her husband Lowell in 1976.
She is survived by her two sons, Albert Greenleaf and wife Cleo and Robert Greenleaf and wife Debbie; grandchildren, Robert Greenleaf and wife Manuela, Stacey Miller Friant and husband George, Brett Miller, Allan Greenleaf and wife Dana and Karen Salatino and husband Chris; great-grandchildren, Julia Greenleaf and fiancé Dominic Lamanuzzi, Kate Friant, Nate Friant, Camden Miller, Aiden Miller, Kyla Greenleaf and Nolan Greenleaf. She is also survived by a favorite cousin and friend Irene Ketchum and several nieces and nephews.
There will be a family graveside service. A public memorial service will be held at a later date.
The family wishes to thank the staff at St. Andrews Village for the wonderful care they showed Edna in her final years.
Hall’s of Boothbay has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences, please visithallfuneralhomes.com