- William "Bud" Roland Leighton of Lincoln, Maine, passed away peacefully at his home on May 4, 2017. He was born April 30, 1926, son of Eugene and Vanonia Leighton. On April 30, 2017, Bud celebrated his 91st birthday surrounded by his immediate family and his three siblings.
He worked 36 years at Lincoln Pulp and Paper, along with operating Leighton's Greenhouse with his wife for 41 years.
In addition to his wife of 68 years, Jennie Haverlock Leighton, he is survived by daughters, Marilee Dennison, Allison Applebee and her husband, Vinal, Sharon Leighton; son, Michael Leighton and his wife, Holly; grandchildren, Nicole Bailey and her husband, Danny, Brooke Raymond and her husband, Tee, Zachary Applebee; and three great-grandsons, Kaiden Spinney, Weston Bailey, and Calob Raymond. He is also survived by his sisters, Patricia Leighton, Mary Guadreau; and his brother, James Leighton.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his young son, Jeffery; son-in-law, Ted Dennison; sister, Ruby Snyder; and his brothers, George, Orville, Frank and Garland.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
Published on  May 10, 2017