BAILEYVILLE – Miriam “Mitzi” Leighton, 76, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2009, with her family by her side, at a Bangor hospital after a brief illness. Mitzi was born Feb. 14, 1933, in Dorchester, Mass., one of 11 children to William and Elsie Woolf. She was a member of Spednic Club and enjoyed fishing, bingo, helping in the kitchen at the bingo hall, camping at Grand Lake and spending time with her family. Mitzi was predeceased by her husband, Charles Leighton Sr., in 1980. Surviving are her children, Charles and Janet Leighton, Pam and Lloyd Oakes, and Steven Leighton and Charlotte, all of Baileyville; six grandchildren, Lisa, Marilyn, Charlie, Avis, Karen and Brittney; six great-grandchildren, Andrew, Ian, Mackenzie, Miranda, Matthew and Myra; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Visiting hours will be held noon-2 p.m. Monday, April 6, at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais, with a funeral service to begin 2 p.m. Burial will take place at Woodland Cemetery, Baileyville. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com.