Leon Bressette, 6 months

PORTLAND — Leon “the Lion” Scott Kennedy Bressette blessed the lives of all who knew him for six months and 22 days and will continue to do so for a lifetime and beyond.

He beat the odds and lived life to its fullest in his short time, and passed away in the arms of his loving mother on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 at Maine Medical Center, Portland.

Leon was born on Feb. 20, 2013 to Shelby Manchester and Edward Bressette at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. He is the cherished grandson of Sandra and Gerald Doyon of Westbrook, James and Penny Manchester of Hiram, David Bressette of Otisfield and Nadine and Russ Small of Auburn.

Leon is also a beloved great-grandson and nephew to his many aunts and uncles as well as dearly loved by his friends and nearly 10,000 followers on his Facebook page, “Living with Leon.” He is adored by many and will be missed by all.

Celebration of life was held for family and close friends at Blais and Hay Funeral home in Westbrook, on Friday, Sept. 13. A memorial service was held at 7 p.m.

A balloon release in his honor was held at Riverbank Park on Main Street in Westbrook, on Saturday, Sept. 14.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be greatly appreciated in Leon’s name to: Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, C/O Development Department, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, ME. 04102.

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