M. Irene Leighton

Southwest Harbor

M. 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 is predeceased by her parents, and 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, 04679.

Graveside services will be held at a later date.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Northern Lights Hospital 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

4 Condolences

  • Heather Leighton Posted May 2, 2022 1:43 pm

    My beautiful sweet Grammy. Not a day will go by that I won’t think of you – every little figurine of a teddy bear or piglet, every time I cross the bridge to MDI, you’re my first thought. You are the reason I believe in true and long lasting love. Grampy is safe with us while he anxiously waits to see you again.

  • Travis Leighton Posted May 2, 2022 5:53 pm

    The best grandmother anyone could ask for. I am forever grateful to have been able to know such a kind and funny woman. I will never forget all the laughs and witty comments you made every day after dad and I came over after fishing.

  • Patty & David Posted May 4, 2022 6:21 pm

    Our hearts are broken, but we know you are no longer in pain. We will miss you and think of you every day.

  • Dan Reed Posted May 6, 2022 12:28 am

    Dear Woody and family, I just wanted to pass along my condolences and best wishes to the family. Woody was one of my dad’s very best friends (Eddie Reed). Dan Reed

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