Rosie A. Greeley Richardson, 92, died Jan. 19, 2010. She was a resident of Freedom for many years.

Rosie was born in Lubec Oct. 8, 1917, the daughter of George and Lillian (Caler) Pottle. She was the wife of Ernest Greeley, and they raised two sons together.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Liberty. She was also involved with Dirigo Grange in Freedom. Later she was a member of the senior citizens group in Brooks, where she played Beano and shared many lunches together with her friends.

She loved to play Beano and did so every chance she got. Rosie loved her family and enjoyed listening to hunting and fishing stories told by her sons and grandsons. She also enjoyed watching her grandchildren sing and perform in plays at the Brooks Pentecostal Church. Rosie was a wonderful cook and her family especially loved her chocolates. She also enjoyed picking berries in season.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Ernest Greeley; three brothers, Robert, James, and Fred Pottle; and a sister, Alice.

Rosie is survived by two sons, Harold Greeley and his wife, Viola, of Freedom and Roy Greeley and his wife, Sandra, of Knox; six grandchildren, Roger Greeley and his fianceé, Sue, of Albion, Bruce Greeley and his fianceé, Theresa, of Knox, Gary Greeley and his wife, Kristi, of Albion, Kevin Greeley and his wife, Laura, of Freedom, Kimberly Shaw and her husband, Matthew, of Knox and Kelli Di Laura and her husband, Rick, of Brooks; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be Thursday, Jan. 21 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield. A funeral service will take place Friday, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m. at Freedom Congregational Church in Freedom. Burial will be held in the spring at Smithton Cemetery in South Freedom.

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