M. Irene Leighton



Southwest Harbor

Irene Leighton, 82, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on April 30, 2022. Irene was born in Southwest Harbor on Aug. 7, 1939, to Mildred and Carleton Hill.

Irene lived a quiet and active life with her beloved husband of 64 years.

Irene is survived by her husband, Linwood (Woody) Leighton; their sons, Michael and wife, Phyllis, and David and wife, Patty; grandchildren Katie, Kasey, Valerie, Heather and Travis; great-grandchildren Paige, Autumn and Aspen; brother Jerry and wife, Margaret; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, brother Carleton and sister Beverly.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Irene’s memory to the Southwest Harbor Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 437, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679.

Graveside services will be held at a later date.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Northern Light hospitals in Bangor and Ellsworth for their exemplary care of Irene in her final days.

Arrangements by Acadia Burial and Cremation Direct, 248 State St., Ellsworth.

Condolences may be expressed at www.acadiacremation.com.

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