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Sidney Austin Leighton

May 14, 1942February 4, 2020

Yarmouth, ME – Sidney A. Leighton, 77, of North Yarmouth passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at the Brentwood Manor. He was the husband of Susie M. (Chadbourne) Leighton.

He was born in Portland, ME on May 14, 1942 a son of the late Stanley F. & Inez F. (Cotton) Leighton. He grew up in Yarmouth and graduated from Yarmouth High School.

He served in the US Army from 1960 – 1966 after being honorably discharged; Sid worked for Maine Medical Center for 45 years before retiring in 2011.

For years, he worked as a dealer at several different flea markets in the area. He was also an elder for many years at the White Memorial SDA Church in Portland.

He is the last of his immediate family besides his wife.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Sunday, February 16, 2020 from 3 – 4 pm, with a Funeral Service to follow at 4 pm at the White Memorial Seventh Day Adventist Church, 97 Allen Ave. Portland, ME.

Burial in Mayberry Cemetery, Windham will be private and held in the spring.


No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Sidney Austin Leighton

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donna felker

February 15, 2020

Sidney was a classmate of mine at North Yarmouth Academy. I always enjoyed the political discussions that he had with others in our class. I use to see Sidney often while we were both doing our grocery shopping at Hannafords. We would always chat for awhile. I noticed that he had not been there for some time. I wished I had known he was not well. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife who he often talked about. Peace be with you Sidney

Richard Loomis, Jr.

February 10, 2020

Sydney was a classmate of mine and we grew up in Yarmouth. I tried to keep in touch over the years and visited with him whenever I was back in Maine. Sydney was a good man and I always enjoyed his company. He honorably served his country when many wouldn’t. I shall miss Sydney, but I’m comforted knowing he is in Heaven and reunited with his family. My prayers go out to his wife, Susie. Rest in Paradise my friend and I will see you once again someday.

Peter DiPietrantonio

February 9, 2020

I will always be thankful that Sydney and Susie visited my parents many times in my parents’ last days. Susie, our Heavenly Father will see you through this time of sorrow.

Alexander Greenwald

February 9, 2020

Susie so sorry to read about Sidney he surely will be missed by all..
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this sad time ..
God bless

linwood ashton

February 9, 2020

we would have a more peaceful world if everyone was half as polite and reliable as Sidney. I enjoyed working with both him and Susie . He will be missed.
Linwood Ashton

Susan Swayze

February 9, 2020

Susie, I am so sorry to hear about Sidney. What I will always remember is his teaching a Sabbath School class at the White Memorial Church when I visited. His interest in the Bible was evident in his teaching. May God's presence give you peace and comfort during this difficult time.