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Abbot - Leland "Jay" Burleigh, 51, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, May 5, 2019. He was born on August 6, 1967, in Millinocket, the son of Francis and Barbara (Seymour) Burleigh.
Jay was known for his love of shoes and clothing, always looking stylish and colorful. He loved putting together puzzles, laces cards, going on bike rides, car rides, going out for coffee, watching heavy equipment operate, and watching maintenance projects. Leland was involved in his community and was active in Katahdin Friends, Brewer Middle School Multiple Handicap Center, and the Charlotte White Center Day Program.
He was predeceased by both of his parents. Leland is survived by his longtime friend, Ellen York of Bangor, the caring staff at CWSS Abbot House of Abbot, and the CWSS Day Program of Dover-Foxcroft.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, May 20, 2019, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center Street, Bangor with the Rev. Dr. Rex Garrett officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to share in conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center Street, immediately following the service. Interment at the Millinocket Cemetery, East Avenue, Millinocket, will follow the reception and will be officiated by Reggie Adams. Those who wish to remember Jay in a special way may make donations in his memory to Penquis, 262 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401, and the Charlotte White Center Day Program of Dover-Foxcroft, 572 Bangor Road, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426. Condolences may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com
Published on May 17, 2019


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