Robert R. Bayard

Posted:  Monday, November 27, 2017 - 10:15pm

Robert R. Bayard, 83, died Nov. 20, 2017 at his home in East Boothbay, Maine. 

He was born on Dec. 14, 1933 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Helen (Stockbridge) and Donald Bayard.  He grew up in Deham Mass., and was a member of the Class of 1952. He played football (state champions), and was also a member of the track team.

He enlisted in the Army during the Korean Conflict. While in the Army, he trained as an electronics engineer and continued in engineering. Robert was employed at Bath Iron Works when he retired. 

He was an avid water sportsman, winning several medals in state competition for paddling and crew.  He went to sea for three years on his sailboat “Corsair.”  He was happiest when he was on the water, or spending time with his great-grandsons on the tractor. 

He was a member of the American Legion, Charles E. Sherman Post, Boothbay, Maine.

Robert is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jane Frazier, and their four children, daughters Susan A. Bayard, of Buxton, Maine; Cheryl Libby of Garland, Maine; and sons, Robert R. Bayard Jr., of Florida; and Neil Bayard of West Newfield, Maine; grandchildren, Robert M. LaPage Jr., Jonathan T. LaPage, Ashley and Amanda Bayard, Cara Devoid, Jennifer DeVoid, Erin Boudreau, and Nicholas Bayard; and great-grandchildren,  Robert M. LaPage, III, (with whom he shared his birthday), Vincent LaPage, Caden and Carter LaPage, Raina Fogg, Jacob and Elizabeth Boudreau. 

In lieu of flowers; donations may be made to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, P.O Box 7, Edgecomb, ME, 04556. 

Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Boothbay. 

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