Pat J. Leighton

SACO — Pat J. Leighton, 83, formerly of Cape Elizabeth, died in Saco on Sunday, June 5, 2011.

Patricia was born in Augusta, the daughter of Paul and Marie (Cram) Higgins, where she was educated at the Mount Mercy Convent in Waterville, later graduating from Cony High School, Class of 1946.

She married Philip W. Leighton on June 27, 1953.

Patricia was the definition of a great and loving homemaker. She followed the love of her life through his career and kept a loving hand on their children making their moves throughout the years a great and memorable adventure.

They retired to Cape Elizabeth in 1987 and lived happily ever after enjoying life and her family. While in the Cape, she continued her interest with golf at the Purpoodock Golf Club with her husband.

She is survived by her three sons, Peter Leighton of Naples, Timothy Leighton of Hallowell and Kerry Leighton of Augusta; her daughter, Polly Darasz of Gorham; and eight grandchildren.

A memorial Mass was held at St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church in Cape Elizabeth. Interment to followed at Riverside Cemetery in Cape Elizabeth. Arrangements made by the Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland.

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