Arline J. (Manter) Leigh, 97

August 25, 2023

Arline J. (Manter) Leigh, 97

Arline J. (Manter) Leigh age 97 of Concord died peacefully on August 20, 2023.

Arline J. Manter was born at Emerson Hospital on September 12, 1925 a daughter to the late George and Alpha (Ruble) Manter in what was then called Concord Junction. She graduated from Concord High School in 1944. 

In her earlier years, she spent many summers on CuttyHunk Island. She also lived several years in Pennsylvania and Indiana. 

She worked for many years as a bookkeeper. During her retirement, Arline enjoyed traveling, cross-country skiing, knitting, counted cross stitch, and getting together with classmates once a month for lunch, long after their 75th reunion. Arline volunteered to knit hats for newborns, donating time to Concord Council on Aging and attending services at Grace Chapel. Her caring demeanor allowed her to reach out and spend time with several individuals who needed companionship; however, her focus was always family and friends.

She leaves behind her beloved husband of 45 years, John H. Leigh, as well as her daughter Jane Thoresen White and son-in-law Jonathan White, two grandchildren, Timothy White, and Ashley Hough, and two great-grandchildren, Hunter Hough, and Cora White. She is also survived by a sister Virginia Hardy of Charlton, Massachusetts, and is predeceased by her brother Alvin Manter.

Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Monday, August 28, 2023, from 10-11 a.m., her funeral service will begin at 11 am. Burial will follow at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, 1500 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118 or World Vision International P.O. Box 9716, Federal Way, WA  98063.

Arrangements under the care of Glenn D. Burlamachi,  Concord Funeral Home, Concord.  To share a memory or offer a condolence visit: