OLD ORCHARD BEACH — Peter Leith, 64, of Old Orchard Beach, passed away peacefully on Feb. 18 at his home.

He was born Jan. 6, 1950 in Fort Fairfield, to Donald and Sarah (Giggey) Leith Sr.

He was educated there and graduated from Fort Fairfield High School.

Peter served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam era; he received the National Defense Service Medal and was an M-14 rifle marksman.

He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for the past 37 years, where he cultivated numerous friendships. He recently became a certified medical transcriptionist, a field he planned on pursuing in his retirement.

Peter could be found many times reading his Kindle or enjoying the company of his cat, Macie, and birds, Toby and Jeannie, but first and foremost, Peter was a family man. He remembered every birthday and attended every event. One might say that attending family gatherings was his favorite hobby.


Peter was preceded in death by: his parents, Sarah and Donald Leith Sr.; a sister, Martha (Leith) Parady; brothers, Donald Leith Jr. and John Leith; and a nephew, Scott Parady.

He is survived by: his daughter, Amanda Leith and her significant other Ryan Dillon of Portland; two sisters, Judy Perley and her husband Rex of Plymouth, Mass. and Louella Corriveau and her husband Daniel of New Britain, Conn.; two brothers, Thomas and his wife Marybeth of Hartford, Conn. and Charles and his wife Sandra Yessian of Connecticut.

He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, Ashley (Leith) Daly, Shawn Leith, Donald Leith III, Tanya (Leith) DeMauro, Bobby Cadorette, Christopher Cadorette, James Ouellette, Kenny Ouellette, Joey Perley, Margaret (Perley) Shepherd, Regina (Perley) Wallace, Rex Perley, Raymond Perley, Missy (Leith) Kane, Patrick Leith, Sarah (Leith) Nicholson, Seanna (Leith) Chanco, Terry Leith Epps, Leslie (Parady) Henderson, Rick Parady, Tammy Parady, Paul Parady, Carla (Parady) Finley and Terry (Parady) Thompson; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Peter’s kind and loving heart touched many lives; he will be missed by all.

Visiting hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at Hope Memorial Chapel 480 Elm St., Biddeford, ME 04005. A service will follow in the Hope Chapel. Burial will be in Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale at a later date. To share condolences online, visit www.hopememorial.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in Peter’s memory may be made to: Animal Refuge League, 690 Stroudwater St., Westbrook, ME 04092.

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