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880 Hopmeadow Street
P.O. Box 335
Simsbury, CT 06070
Phone: 860-658-7613
Fax: 860-651-0476
Adam Leighton

Adam Winslow Leighton

November 17, 1932 - July 8, 2020
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Adam Winslow Leighton, 87, of Simsbury, beloved husband of Gail (Walker) Leighton, died Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. He was born November 17, 1932 in Portland, ME, son of the late William Ernest and Florence (Mosher) Leighton and had lived in Cape Elizabeth, Portland, and Yarmouth, ME and Syracuse, NY prior to moving to Simsbury 50 years ago. Adam was a proud veteran of the United States Navy, honorably discharged as a Master Helmsman in 1956. He obtained his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Maine, Class of 1959. Mr. Leighton was employed at Travelers Insurance Company from 1960-1990 and retired from CIGNA as a Director in 1997. Adam was a long time member of the Simsbury United Methodist Church, was a Freemason, Valley Lodge #36 in Simsbury and as an avid golfer was a member of the Simsbury Farms Men’s Club for 40 years. He was a devoted fan of the Boston Red Sox and Celtics, New York Giants, New England Patriots and the UCONN Huskies.

In addition to his beloved wife of 60 years, Adam is survived by his son, Adam Walker Leighton and his wife Susanne of West Simsbury; his granddaughters, Abigail Leighton of Moab, UT and Elizabeth Leighton of West Simsbury and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Capt. Richard Leighton, USN and his sister, Miriam “Mimi” Mayo, both of Maine.

A celebration of his life will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, July 16th at the Vincent Funeral Home, 880 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury. Calling hours will be held prior to the service from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. If attending, please RSVP Private burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Portland, ME at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Please RSVP to attend services by visiting Adam’s “Book of Memories” at or to leave an online tribute.
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  • Visitation

    July 16, 2020 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    July 16, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Vincent Funeral Home - Simsbury
    880 Hopmeadow Street
    Simsbury, CT 06070
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  • Service

    July 16, 2020 | 3:00pm
    July 16, 2020 3:00pm
    Vincent Funeral Home - Simsbury
    880 Hopmeadow Street
    Simsbury, CT 06070
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
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Tim Leighton

Posted at 01:28pm
As many here may know, Adam was the youngest (by a few years!) of three and although my Aunt Mimi and my Dad were wonderful people, I always considered Uncle Adam to be the “cool” uncle. Full of energy and fun, he was a joy to be around. As I got older, his sage advice was invaluable to me, especially during my Navy career. A couple years ago we had the honor to host a lot of the Leighton family aboard our trawler (a large, slow powerboat!) for a day cruise on Casco Bay in Maine. Watching Uncle Adam relive his younger Navy years as a Master Helmsman while driving our far smaller 50’ boat was something I will treasure forever. He will live in our hearts forever.
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David Woods

Posted at 12:40pm
I was deeply sadden when I read the news of Adam's passing. I first met him when I became a Mason over 5 years ago. Adam was a very warm, sincere and genuine human being ! Always the polished gentleman, Adam enjoyed sharing stories of life and family with me. He and I often shared a glass (or two ) of red wine during our fellowship hour before lodge meetings.

He enriched my life through his kindness and positive outlook! Heaven has added another great soul! Adam will be missed but I will be forever grateful that he was in my life!

My sincerest sympathies go out to the Leighton family. Many thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time!

Warmest Regards,

David Woods


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Caroline Diamon

Posted at 05:53am
My sincere condolences to all of you. I have so many wonderful memories of Adam at Highland Lake. My earliest memories are of him and his golden retrievers. Then bringing young Adam to experience the joy of Highland Lake . He loved coming back to Maine every summer. He was always so kind and interested in all the happenings of our family. I know my Aunt Judy always loved chatting with him as well. One of the last times he was here I was able to take a few pictures of him and Aunt Judy. We lost Aunt Judy last November. Sending love and prayers to all of you and especially Gail. Sincerely, Caroline Diamon

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