Rosalie Myra (Nutting) Leighton

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DOVER-FOXCROFT and DEXTER – Rosalie Myra (Nutting) Leighton, 88, passed away in Dover-Foxcroft on October 8, 2018. She was born in Corinna, Maine on July 15, 1929 to Errol A. & Myra G. (Bell) Nutting. She was the widow of Richard E. Leighton.
Rosalie taught Sunday School at the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church, was a former President of the Mocutoc Club, was formerly secretary of the Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis, was Secretary-Treasurer of the Bell Reunion, and was active in the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
She loved painting and photography. She had an odd sense of humor she shared with her children. Her motto with her yard sale finds was, “Clean it. If that doesn’t work, oil it!”
She is survived by her children: Joan Forester and husband, Bob of Madera, California, and Stephen Cross and wife, Kara of North Berwick, Maine; grandchildren, Carolina Cross, Christopher Cross and Brandon Cross-Miller and wife, Esperanza; great-grandchildren, Mia & Jacqueline Cross-Miller, and Serafina Currier; an AFS daughter, Dr. Christina Medero, now of Buenos Aires, Argentina; sister, Ruth Oblack and husband, Joe; brother, Richard Nutting and wife, Mary; nieces and nephews: Bruce Clukey, Susan Milligan, Scott Clukey, Deborah Loguercio, Wanda Creed, Brian Nutting, Patty Smith, Genie Deering, Katherine Adams, Mark Oblack and Greg Oblack.
She was predeceased by sisters, Pauline Nutting and Dorothy Clukey; brother, James Nutting; nephew, Robert Nutting; and son-in-law, Victor Miller.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Dexter, Maine. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Methodist Church, 156 E. Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine 04426. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Messages of condolence may be expressed at


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