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LISBON FALLS -- Ramona D. Leighton, 93, died on May 29, 2011.
She was born on April 27, 1918, the daughter of Miriam and Arthurs Hincks. She graduated from Falmouth High School and attended the University of Maine. She married LaForest Leighton, together they had five children and they were married for 52 years.
She was a member of the Yarmouth Eastern Star, a chartered member of Ingraham Volunteers and sang regularly in area church choirs.
Mona was a strong, independent and energetic person for her entire life. Over the years she was involved in many activities including: singing professionally, The Portland Players and Camp Fire Girls. She also worked with developmentally disabled and was always ready to lend a helping hand. She was an avid reader and a fabulous baker, known especially for her apple pies.
She made her home a welcoming place for everyone. Slumber parties at Grammie Mona's were an institution. She thought nothing of taking eight kids to the beach or the fourth of July fire works. She was loved and revered by all.
She was a treasure and the precious jewel of our family. She will be ever so sadly missed.
Besides her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by her brother, Arthur Hincks and her sister, Doris Hincks. She is survived by her three sons, George Leighton and his wife Johanna, Jeffrey Leighton and his wife Lynne, Nicholas Leighton and Linda Leighton, two daughters, Ramona Tupper and her husband Jon, Lydia Engelbert and her husband John; her sister, Josephine Hayward; 12 grandchildren, Jon and Jason Tupper, Shauna Holliday, Jocelyn, James, and Benjamin Engel Bert, Zachary, Asa, Christian, Matthew, and Jeffrey Leighton, and Wendy Sawtelle; and eight great- grandchildren, Nick, Sebastian and Brody Leighton, Bailey, Jacob and Madison Halliday, and Aiden Brichetto and Hunter Engelbert.
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, June 5, 2011, from 3-5 p.m., at the Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 6, 2011, at the funeral home. Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.com for additional information and to sign Mona's guestbook.
For those who desire, donations in lieu of flowers, may be made to:
The Hospice House
236 Stetson Rd.
Auburn, Maine 04210
Lindquist Funeral Home
Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on June 2, 2011