The Daily Me


NEWPORT-Owen S. Leighton, 85, died July 31, 2009 at a Pittsfield hospital. He was born August 3, 1923 in Bangor, a son of Gerald and Florence (Stymist) Leighton. He attended Brewer High School. He was a long time member of the Rising Virtue #10 AF&AM of Bangor and enjoyed the associations he made over the years through the craft. Owen had been employed at Milliken and Thomaston for many years until the company moved to the Portland area. He also had worked at C. H. Rice for a number of years.

He is survived by his wife, Donna of Newport; a son, Gerald and wife Norma Leighton of Stetson; a brother, Donald Leighton of Brewer; 2 grandchildren, Jennifer McNeal of CT and John Leighton of Albany, NY; 4 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife of over 50 years, Madelyn (Stone) Leighton.

Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to the Newport Cultural Center, 23 Water Street, Newport, ME 04953. Those who wish may leave written tributes at

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