John H. Greaney, Jr.

September 15, 1943
- April 27, 2010

WILLIAMSBURG - John H. Greaney, Jr., 66, beloved husband of Carla (Bryant) Greaney, passed away April 27, 2010, at his residence. He was born September 15, 1943, in Williamsburg, the son of John Henry and Isabel (Lancaster) Greaney, Sr..

John served his country proudly with the U.S. Army, both in Vietnam and in the war against terrorism, retiring as a Master Sergeant. He earned a degree in Business Administration from Beal Business College, graduating valedictorian of his class. He worked at Dexter Shoe as an Administrative Controller, and then for many years for the Canadian Pacific Railroad as an engineer. He held offices with the Sub 5 Running Club, the Experimental Aircraft Association, and the J.P. Chaisson American Legion Post No 41 in Milo. He enjoyed maintaining the family farm of which he was so proud. John appreciated his family, friends, and caregivers, and the companionship and care he received while he battled colorectal cancer.

John is survived by his wife, Carla of Williamsburg; his mother Isabel Greaney of Williamsburg; his daughters Shannon Bishop and her husband, Peter Sr. of Milo, and their children, Bryant Lugo, Peter Bishop Jr., Ethan Bishop, and Josie Bishop; Robin Lyford and her fiancee, John Ladd of Brownville Jct., and her children, Kirby-John Lyford and his wife Sarah, Allison Woodard and her husband, Phillip, and Ashley Lyford; and Laurie Earley of Manchester, NH, and her children, Chelsea Shorey and Samantha Farrell; a son, Preston Earley of Derry, NH, and his children, Tyler Cutler and Dillon Earley; three great-grandchildren, Kallie, Colton, and Leigha; and a godson, Luke Cormier. He leaves a dear sister with whom he shared a very special bond, Rose White and her husband, Richard, of Brownville; nephew and godson, Richard White, and niece, Christine Bolstridge.

Friends are invited to call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 29, 2010, at the Lary Funeral Home, Milo. A funeral service will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 30, at Sts. Francis Xavier and Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Derby, with Deacon Fred Harrigan officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the family lot in Evergreen Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to share fellowship and music at the Brownville Junction High School Alumni Hall in Brownville Jct. after the services. John's family asks that you bring your guitars to play.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Cancer Care of Maine, Lafayette Center, 33 Whiting Hill Road Brewer, 04412.

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