OLD TOWN – Rita Ann Grenier, 65, died unexpectedly Oct. 8, 2012, at a Bangor hospital. She was born Jan. 2, 1947, in Old Town, daughter of Walter J. and Marie D. (Michaud) Wood.
She loving a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was a strong, selfless and generous women. Rita was a women, who valued integrity and principals and one always knew where they stood with her. She was an active counselor with Pathfinder’s after the death of her daughter, offering her experience to comfort those going through their loss. She enjoyed her monthly get-togethers with her special friends. She enjoyed her special days with her grandchildren and cherished those moments dearly.
She is survived by a daughter, Marie Caliandro and husband, Tim, of Greenbush; six grandchildren, Josh Hesseltine, Lorrin Hesseltine, Logan Leonard, Derek Barclay, Maddy Barclay and Kenzie Barclay; two stepchildren, Cindy Fournier of Old Town, and Rick Grenier and wife, Janet, of Derby, Kan., and their children, Patti-Jo Chaisson, Nick Chaisson, Ryan Grenier and Amanda Grenier; four great-stepgrandchildren, who all called Rita “Gram”; brother, Walter Wood of Searsport; two sisters, Joanne Dyer of Milford, and Dee Patch and husband, Howard, of Florida; son-in-law, Scott Hesseltine of Milford; several nieces, nephews and close friends. She was predeceased by husband, Richard Grenier; daughter, Sonya Grenier Barclay; two brothers, James Wood and Reginald Wood; and sister, Bertha Randall.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday at Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town, where a celebration of her life will begin 8 p.m. Burial be private in the family plot in Enfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sonya Barclay Trust Fund, care of Penobscot Federal Credit Union, 265 Main St., Old Town, ME 04468. Notes of condolences may be left at www.birminghamfuneralhome.com.