BELFAST — Juanita Carrol (Leathers) Richards died Nov. 10, 2022, in Belfast.  She was born Dec. 9, 1948, in Belfast to Henry and Lydia Mae Frances (Hall) Leathers.

She was predeceased by both parents and six brothers, eight sisters, her daughter Doreen Emily Orcutt, great-granddaughter Taylor Greenleaf and her dog, Gypsy Rose.

Juanita is survived by her sister, Verna Pinkerton of Florida; two daughters, Kitty Ann Greenleaf of Washington, Iowa, and Elly Mae Ellsworth of Bucksport.  She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and 15 grandchildren, including adopted grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Juanita worked at Penobscot Poultry Plant and Stinson Canning Co. and was a cook at the Waldo County Jail for years.  She enjoyed coloring, painting bird houses and other things.  Juanita loved cleaning junk with her nephew and spending time with her family.

Services will be announced at a later date.  Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

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