Boxford - Dana F. Leighton 80, died Monday, March 23, 2015 at the Beverly Hospital.
Born and raised in Beverly, he was the son of the late Andrew and Ellen (Olson) Leighton. He had resided in Boxford for over fifty years.
An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country during the Korean Conflict as a member of the United States Marine Corp. He continued his dedication to the Marines by participating in the local Marine Veterans groups.
Mr. Leighton owned and operated Dana F. Leighton Mason Contractor for forty five years until the time of his retirement.
As a young man, Dana raced motorcycles professionally until the time of his retirement in 1970. He was also an avid Nascar fan.
He is survived by his loving companion of many years, Pauline Tremblay of Boxford, two daughters, Doris Gilbert of Haverhill and Melissa Libby of NC, two sons, Dana F. Leighton Jr. of Dover, NH and David Leighton of Arora, CO, seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, a sister, Doris Vitale of Hamilton, a brother, Paul Leighton of Beverly, several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late John, Gordon and Raymond Leighton.
Funeral services will be held at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly, Monday, March 30 at 12 noon. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held prior to the service on Monday morning from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Burial in Central Cemetery, Beverly. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com
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