Eric Eugene Leighton


Sandown, NH - Eric E. Leighton, 53, of Sandown, NH, died on June 9, 2018, due to injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident.
Born in Bangor, ME, the son of the late Richard E. Leighton and Priscilla (Jordan) Leighton, he attended Washington Vocational Technical College in Maine, receiving his certificate as a Diesel Technician. Eric started his career working at Hampton Motor Freight, Seabrook Truck Center and McDevitt Truck Center, leaving to start his own business. He was the proud owner of S & N Truck Repair on Route 108.
An avid hunter, he enjoyed fishing, especially ice fishing in a favorite pond, Spectacle (Spec), located in Osborne, ME, motorcycling and traveling. He also enjoyed watching the Patriots and Nascar. He was a member of the NRA and a CAT certified technician.
Eric was a loving and caring husband and father with a big heart who loved helping people and always worshiped and cherished his mother.
He is survived by his wife, Suzette (Daneau) Leighton with whom he would have celebrated their 4th Wedding Anniversary on June 14th. He is also survived by three sons, Stefan B. Leighton of Epping, NH, Joseph Murdock of Gilmanton, NH and Justin Murdock of Eliot, ME; two daughters, Newana Neal-Dodson and her husband, Stephen of Arlington, TX and Katelyn Murdock of Sandown, NH; his mother, Priscilla (Jordan) Leighton of Amherst, ME; a brother, Brent Anderson of Epping, NH; a sister, Gail Baltz and her husband, Tim of Warrington, PA; two grandchildren, Aubrey and Taylor; a nephew, Evan and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Relatives and friends may attend Eric's Life Celebration to be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, from 4 PM to 7 PM at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Plaistow, NH. His funeral will begin on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at 9:00 AM in the funeral home followed by a Funeral Service at 10:30 AM in St. Andrew's by the Sea, 30 Church Road, Rye, NH.
Memorial donations in his name may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. For directions to our funeral home or to send a message of condolence to the family, please visit our website at
Published on June 13, 2018
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