LUBEC – Glennys P. Leighton “Gee Gee,” 86, died peacefully Dec. 13, 2013, at Downeast Community Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born May 18, 1927, in Lubec, the daughter of John and Winnie (Ramsdell) Pressley.
Glennys married Murray Leighton and together they had two children, Rebecca (Mallock) Leighton and son, Jeffrey Leighton. She was a member of the Ladies Auxilliary Legion Post No. 65 of Lubec.
Glennys was predeceased by her husband, Murray; daughter, Rebecca; son-in-law, Butch; infant son, Jeffrey; brothers, John Pressley and Clayton Pressley; and a sister, Rebecca (Pressley) Scoville. Surviving are her granddaughters, Lisa Mallock and her companion, Gregg Terry of Lubec, Melissa (Mallock) Farren and husband, Phil Farren, of Lubec; grandchildren, Jordan Jones, Braden Pottle, Nancy and Heather Farren, baby Alayna, and Lauren Terry; sisters, Phyllis Lingley, and Lois Denbow; brother, David Pressley and wife, Juanita, all of Lubec; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Her joy in life was her grandchildren and she loved attending all of their sporting events or any other activities they were involved with . She was always so supportive and proud of them. Gee Gee was a loving and nurturing person to everyone who knew her. She will be remembered by her many friends and family for her generous heart, keen wit and happy spirit.
A celebration of Gee Gee’s life will be held 2 p.m. Dec. 19, at Temple Christian Church, Lubec. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lubec Elementary School Athletic Fund, 44 South St., Lubec, ME 04652. Arrangements are in care of McClure Family Funeral Services, Machias and Lubec. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at www.mcclurefamilyfuneral.com.