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Leah Phyllis (Layton) Lawrence

April 9, 1943 ~ December 18, 2020 (age 77)

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Topsham – Leah Phyllis Lawrence, 77, of Topsham, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 18, 2020 after a long courageous battle with crohn's & COPD.  Leah was born in Bath, on April 9, 1943, the daughter of Irving & Matilda (Gallant) Layton.  She grew up in Bath, graduating from Morse High School, class of 1961.

On July 21, 1989, Leah married her true love, Normand Lawrence, in Bath, Maine and the couple made their home in Topsham.  She was employed at Bath Iron Works, BMBA, as an engineer, retiring after 30 years of service. 

Leah was an avid reader and enjoyed having lunch dates with her friends and family.  Traveling was a passion she shared with her husband, as together they explored new places beyond the horizon.  One of her favorite places was Canada.  She loved her family, and spending time with all of her grand & great grandchildren.  She will be missed by all those that loved her. 

Leah is predeceased by a 2 sisters, Theresa Fitzgerald & Judy Hudson; a sisters-in-law, Donna Layton, and 2 brother-in-law, Gary Hartley & Mel Newmark.

She leaves behind her husband, Normand; daughters, Ellen Boucher & Kathleen Nix and her husband Ed; son, Joseph Ashton and his wife Emmelie; step-son, Mark Lawrence and his wife Jose; brother, John Layton; sisters, Ellen Brewer and her husband Robert, Betty Baker and her husband Bruce, Peggy Hartley and Mary Bowen; brother-in-law, David Hudson; many-many-many grandchildren & great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cherished friends. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the spring of 2021, burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Brunswick. 

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