Margaret L Leavitt, 78, wife of Albert Leavitt, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 at a Florida hospital. She was born Nov. 12, 1936 in Ellsworth, Maine. She was the daughter of George and Florence (Reed) Jude.

Margaret spent winters in Florida but looked forward to coming back to Maine each summer. She loved the coast and spending time at the family camp in Trenton and lighthouses. Family was very important to Margaret and she enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a 1954 graduate of Ellsworth High School. She retired after working many years assisting the elderly as an aide in area nursing homes.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Albert; three children, Wayne Leavitt and his wife Diane of Searsport, Cheryl Leavitt and her significant other John Frasier of Gautier, Mississippi, and Dan Leavitt and his wife Brenda of Orland; grandchildren, Darcy West, Danika Harriman, Joshua Sylvester, Kristen Leavitt and Graham Leavitt; a special granddaugher, Samantha Krueger, who provided loving care, comfort and support to Margaret in her time of need. She is also survived by 17 great-grandchildren and her special pets, Charlie and Daisy. Margaret was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Almond Jude.

Margaret will be coming home to Maine in June at which time she will be laid to rest with her parents at Woodbine Cemetery in Ellsworth.