PRINCETON – William “Billy” Corrin Hayward, 89, passed away Oct. 1, 2012. He was born June 18, 1923, in Wesley, to Harry and Marcia (Day) Hayward.
Billy served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked many years for Eastern Pulpwood Co., where he operated bulldozers, road graders and a cable crane loading pulpwood. In 1960 he became the proud owner of a crane and loaded pulpwood for a few more years. He then bought a bulldozer and dump trucks, working with them for the next 30 years. Billy loved his garden and enjoyed sharing the bounty with friends and family.
Bill was predeceased by his loving wife of 63 years, Nellie, with whom he spent much time at the Silver Lake camp and Wesley blueberry farm. He was also predeceased by his mother and father; sisters, Pauline and Sybil; and brothers, Harry Jr. and Allen. Bill was a great dad and granddad. Surviving are sons, Keith and wife, Cam, of Presque Isle and Leo and wife, Janice, of Baileyville; nine grandchildren, Mark and Kim of Enfield, Chris and Jen of Scarborough, Trent and Kerri-Lynn of Coventry, R.I., Leigh of Presque Isle, Jay of Saco, Billie and Matthew of Mapleton, Mike and Maureen of Baileyville, Joel of Augusta and Robbie of Baileyville; great-grandchildren, Kristy and Brad of Lincoln, Nicole of Lisbon Falls, Sullivan, Tatum and Simon of Scarborough, Mikayla and Rylee of Presque Isle, Wyatt of Scarborough, Brandon, Hudson and Natalie of Mapleton, Taylor, Kelsey and Karl of Portland, Joel II of Augusta, Haley, Drew and Hope of Baileyville and Daniel and Whitney of Hampton N.H.; and great-great-grandson, Drew Edward Hanson of Hampton, N.H. Also surviving him are sisters, Geraldine, and Carolyn and Reggie of Connecticut; brothers, Dan of New Hampshire and Don and Eiko of Connecticut; and sister-in-law, Theresa of Connecticut. Billy will be missed by his many nieces and nephews; along with special friends, Roy and Ethel Smith.
Services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Princeton Rod and Gun Club, West Street, Princeton, with Dana Kadey officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Maine Veterans Home, 32 Veterans Way, Machias, ME 04654, where Billy resided and received such great care.